Hecht Law PC is a business law practice based in San Francisco, California launched in 2013 to deliver quality legal services and advice to ambitious companies and their investors looking to do business at the highest levels. We have represented clients worldwide, ranging from embryonic startups to stalwarts of the Fortune 50. We look forward to partnering with you.
Andrew (Andy) Hecht is an experienced corporate lawyer, entrepreneur, and he is the managing partner of Hecht Law PC. Prior to founding Hecht Law PC, 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 startups seeking to make their first deal, to major investment banks, private equity firms and their portfolio companies. He has worked on all manner of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, public and private financings, securities offerings, minority investments and joint ventures.
Andy co-founded and served as first Chief Legal Officer of one of the earliest companies 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.
Matthew (Matty) Ochmanek is a corporate associate attorney at Hecht Law PC. Matty represents emerging and high-growth companies, venture capital firms, and angel investors. In conjunction with providing strategic counsel to these clients, Matty’s practice includes financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general corporate matters.
Matty has years of experience working with technology companies and the investors that fund them. Matty co-founded and served as CEO of a venture that developed a patented system for automating copyright licensing transactions for indie musicians and filmmakers. He has also worked in digital product design and management at Google.
As a lawyer, in addition to his venture practice, Matty has litigated a wide variety of cases from initiation through successful resolution, including cases involving anti-trust and business interference, premises liability, product warranty claims, and consumer fraud allegations.
Matty received a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in “The Impact of Information Technology” from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008, and a joint law and business degree (JD/MBA) from the University of California, Irvine in 2014. Matty's hobbies include surfing, cycling, and live music.