The Law Offices of Andrew A. Hecht is a business law practice providing services to emerging companies and their investors. The practice was launched in 2013 by Andrew Hecht to deliver quality legal services to ambitious companies and private company investors looking to do business at the highest levels. The Law Offices of Andrew A. Hecht includes support from assistants and a network of outside advisors, but all legal services are provided personally by Andrew Hecht.
Andrew (Andy) Hecht is an experienced corporate lawyer and entrepreneur. Prior to founding the Law Offices of Andrew A. Hecht, Andy was a corporate and securities lawyer at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, a leading international law firm, based in the firm’s offices in New York, Tokyo and Palo Alto.
Andy has represented businesses of all shapes and sizes, from major investment banks, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, to startups seeking to make their first deal. He has worked on all manner of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, public and private financings, registered securities offerings, exempt private placements, minority investments and joint ventures.
In addition to being the principal of the Law Offices of Andrew A. Hecht, Andy is active in the crowdfunding industry. He co-founded and served as first Chief Legal Officer of one of the earliest companies to announce its intention to enter the post-JOBS Act crowdfunding industry. In September 2013, he was issuer counsel for the first ever general solicitation offering to be launched under Title II of the JOBS Act, which was advertised throughout the country using live webcasts, press releases and interviews.
Andy's passion is working with entrepreneurs and building solid foundations to support their enthusiasm. Before studying law, he was a successful software developer who took on numerous challenges throughout the dot-com era. Among other things, Andy helped design and build the enterprise servers that became the initial backbone of the online bill payment industry, and he developed speech recognition-based trader workstations to enable stock traders to engage in high speed hands-free trading. Andy also co-founded, built and operated one of the first on-demand digital yoga studios.
In his spare time, Andy is an active outdoorsman and environmentalist. He has provided pro bono legal representation to the Natural Resources Defense Council and volunteered with many grass-roots environmental organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the United States.
Andy speaks, reads and writes Spanish and Japanese. He is admitted to practice law in the States of California and New York. Andy holds a B.A in Asian Languages & Civilizations from Amherst College, a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law and a M.E.M. in Environmental & Resource Economics from Duke University - Nicholas School of the Environment.