ATLANTA BANKING AND CREDITOR REPRESENTATION
The state and federal laws that govern banking and credit are unique in the legal world. It’s a field of law that can be quite murky and confusing, but the Atlanta-based attorneys at Hecht Walker, P.C. have more than two decades of experience dealing with the complete range of banking and credit-related legal matters. From enforcing commercial loans, guaranties, and security deeds, to dealing with collections and bankruptcies, litigating real estate transactions and leases, to representing creditors in the bankruptcy courts, Hecht Walker, P.C. offers comprehensive legal services to meet our clients’ financial and legal needs.
ABOUT OUR PARTNERS
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, attorneys with Hecht Walker, P.C. possess decades of experience in the fields of banking, lending, and the law. One of our firm’s founding partners, Mark Walker, has represented banks, lending institutions, and other creditors for more than a quarter of a century. In fact, he started his career originally in banking before becoming an attorney. Mark soon made the decision to concentrate on representing banks, creditors, lenders, landlords, businesses, and individuals in commercial foreclosure actions, in lender liability matters, in bankruptcy proceedings and bankruptcy litigation, and in business-related litigation. He has represented scores of lenders and creditors in federal bankruptcy courts and has extensive familiarity with the relevant bankruptcy code and law.
Attorney Mark Walker has also authored a number of published articles on the foreclosure process, including several for the State Bar of Georgia. He’s spoken at many CLE (continuing legal education) seminars regarding legal representation for commercial creditors and commercial debtors in bankruptcies and foreclosure matters. Mark Walker’s dynamic legal background is one of the foundations from which Hecht Walker, P.C. has established its reputation for legal excellence – and not just in Georgia, but across the United States.
Attorney Greg Hecht has also been serving clients as an accomplished lawyer for more than twenty-five years. He focuses on commercial and real estate litigation, drafting contracts and commercial leases, and litigating property taxes on behalf of clients. His legal practices, past and present, have rezoned property worth over $1 billion in value and have served as legal counsel on bond-financed transactions worth over $1 billion in value.
So whether you require legal advice concerning debt collection or repossessing an asset as collateral , need resources on creditors rights, or need guidance and help with a bankruptcy filing or another related legal matter, you can be confident knowing you’re working with an experienced legal team that’s offering representation to banks and creditors and a diverse range of other clients.
ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS, PROTECTING YOUR INTERESTS
Whether we are advocating on behalf of local, regional, or national financial institutions, the legal team at Hecht Walker, P.C. works closely with our clients and makes every effort to help them achieve their legal goals and protect their long-term interests. Banks, other lenders, and our other commercial clients rely on the attorneys at Hecht Walker, P.C. to stay abreast of changing legal trends and to provide sound legal advice and insights. We work hard to understand and to provide for all of our clients’ litigation needs both today and in the years to come. Among our many legal services for banks and lenders, our Atlanta law firm provides:
- litigation services to enforce notes, guaranties, and security deeds;
- commercial foreclosure and commercial foreclosure confirmation services;
- lender liability defense;
- forbearance agreements;
- creditor representation in bankruptcy courts;
- creditor preference litigation;
- land use and re-zoning services;
- commercial property tax appeals;
- bond-related property tax exemption appeals and litigation;
- lease enforcement;
- quiet title litigation;
- trust litigation;
- real property litigation;
- representation of bank trust departments and trustees;
- regarding property ordinance violations; and
- consulting services to assist banks, lenders, and other creditors in avoiding litigation.
For more than two decades, the attorneys at Hecht Walker, P.C. have provided dedicated legal assistance and guidance to banks and creditors in commercial foreclosures, loan and guaranty litigation, and in protecting their rights and asserting their claims in the bankruptcy process. All of the banking and creditor attorneys at Hecht Walker, P.C. are considerably well-versed and experienced in creditor representation law and are committed to ensuring that lenders’ interests are fully protected in the bankruptcy courts in the event that a debtor files for bankruptcy.
Additionally, our bank representation attorneys are able to assist financial institutions and creditors in Georgia with property tax appeal services and with expanding their property uses through re-zoning and permitting. Re-zonings, conditional use permits, and tax appeals are important tools that can help to protect and enhance the value of a bank’s, trust’s, or creditor’s real property. Do not hesitate to contact Hecht Walker, P.C. and to speak with an experienced Atlanta banking and creditor attorney about your questions or concerns regarding re-zoning, permitting, or property tax issues.
A lender who agrees to accept property as security for a loan must also be willing to pursue that property aggressively if the loan goes bad. That pursuit can be a complicated legal process, and it can be made even more complicated if fraud is a factor. Lenders in such circumstances will need an experienced Atlanta banking and creditor attorney who will fight vigorously for the property or payment that is rightfully the lender’s. At Hecht Walker, P.C., we are the aggressive banking and creditor attorneys that scores of financial institutions trust with their most important interests.
A RECORD THAT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF
Our team of banking and creditor attorneys and support staff also assist banks and creditors with landlord/tenant issues in repossessed or other bank-owned properties. Our bank representation attorneys routinely assist bank trust departments with real estate litigation, quiet title matters, and local government citations and disputes. The Atlanta banking and creditor attorneys at Hecht Walker, P.C. provide a comprehensive array of services to meet all of the legal needs of our banking and creditor clients. Our attorneys have represented clients in:
- matters involving hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial and real estate litigation and commercial landlord/tenant litigation
- over five thousand commercial foreclosures
- over $1 billion of combined property value in rezoning, quiet title, and condemnation matters
- over $1 billion of combined property value in commercial tax appeal matters with over $500 million in value related to building and development matters
- over five hundred contract/closing matters dealing with business, real estate, and condemnations
- a number of complex cases involving fraud and fraudulent conveyances
Some of our past and present banking clients include SunTrust Bank, Bank of Atlanta, Ameris Bank, Heritage Bank, Hamilton State Bank, and JP Morgan Chase. If the experienced attorneys at Hecht Walker, P.C. can help your bank or lending institution with your legal representation needs, we stand ready to do so, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss our entire suite of legal offerings for financial institutions. We are available for a consultation at your convenience.
This information was posted on 08-31-2016 and does not constitute legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. The law changes on a daily basis, and the reader should engage an attorney through a written agreement before taking action in this area of the law.