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Greg Hecht

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Hecht Walker Jordan, PC
3340 Peachtree Road, Suite 1530
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-348-4881
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1988
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Real Estate: Business, Land Use/Zoning, Business/Corporate, Construction Litigation: Business, Employment Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

Focusing his practice primarily on a variety of civil litigation matters, Greg Hecht is a principal attorney at Hecht Walker, P.C. Representing business and individual clients in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area and other parts of the state, he is admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Highly regarded by his colleagues for his successful track record and high-ethical standing, Mr. Hecht has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

During his career, Mr. Hecht has served as lead counsel in more than 300 trials. The types of cases that he has been involved in have included landlord-tenant and other commercial real estate disputes, fraud, personal injury and wrongful death, and employment matters. Mr. Hecht has also represented builders and developers, and he has served as outside counsel for local governmental agencies. He regularly prepares and reviews employment agreements and other contracts, and his practice has also included assisting clients whose civil rights have been infringed upon in cases arising under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

Mr. Hecht pursued his undergraduate education at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and upon his graduation in 1985, he received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for his service to others. He then went on to attend the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a member of the school's Moot Court team before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1988. Mr. Hecht's legal experience includes his service as an assistant district attorney with the Clayton County district attorney's office. He has also been a state representative and senator in the Georgia General Assembly.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 30%Real Estate: Business
  • 20%Land Use/Zoning
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Construction Defects, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Selections

5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005, 2019 - 2022

About Greg Hecht

First Admitted: 1988, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.hechtwalker.com/about/attorneys/greg-k-hecht/

Representative Clients

  • SunTrust Bank, Bank of Atlanta, Hines, Behringer Harvard, LaSalle Investment Management, American Van Rental, Duke Realty, UBS, IDI, AIG, Southside Developers, Hydraulicircuit, LLC, Crown Communities, Inc., Carter Goble Lee, Triad Investments, LLC, The Housing Authority of Clayton County, The Clayton County Water Authority, The City of College Park, The City of Lovejoy, Terry Cullen Chevrolet, Hi Tech, Coregis Insurance, Hospital Ambulance, LLC, The City of Hapeville, GT Architecture, Pro Tech Monitoring, Inc., Eurotech Investments, Inc., The City of East Point, Henry County and The Development Authority of Morrow

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Carter Center Board of Councilors, 2015-2018
  • Special Olympics of Georgia Honorary Board, 2015
  • President and Volunteer, Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity Affiliate
  • Families First Board
  • Boy Scouts Legal Explorers, Post Advisor and Co-Founder
  • Chairman, Alzheimers Services Center Board
  • Human Resources Department, General Manager and Board
  • Georgia World Congress Center Oversight Board 

Honors/Awards

  • One of the Top 40 Georgians Under 40, 2000
  • 1998 Speak Up for Children Legislative Award
  • Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Professionalism Commissions Community Service Award
  • Super Lawyer, Atlanta Magazine
  • 1999 Georgia Council on Aging’s Legislator of the Year
  • 2002 Gideons Trumpet Award given to One Georgian Who Best Ensures Equal Justice for All
  • Legal Elite, Publishers of Georgia Trend Magazine
  • One of the State’s Top Lawyers, 2015 and 2016
  • One of the Top Lawyers in 2016, Global Directory of Who’s Who
  • AV Rated Attorney, Top Rating by Martindale Hubbell

Educational Background

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1985
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Office Location for Greg Hecht

3340 Peachtree Road
Suite 1530
Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: 404-348-4881

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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