Hecht & Associates handles simple and complex civil litigation ranging from motor vehicle accidents to multi-million dollar commercial contract disputes. Many of our clients are prominent individuals and businesses throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Hecht & Associates has the right balance of experience and resources to meet your specific legal needs. Because the list below is non-exhaustive, please contact us directly should you have concentrated or extraordinary legal needs in the area of civil litigation.
Representation of local businesses in Federal and State proceedings. Typically based on breach of contract for non-payment or non-performance.
Breach of Contract
These Federal and State proceedings may be brought on behalf of a business or individual for the breach of an agreement between two parties.Typically they cover damages, or obtain specific performance.
These disputes generally arise in connection with the sale/purchase of a particular property or the lending process.Recovery may be for money damages or specific performance.
Commercial and residential litigation typically involving project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and vendors. Claims generally include breach of contract (delay and non-payment), negligence, and mechanic’s lien. Proceedings may be brought before a court of competent jurisdiction, or may be submitted to arbitration or mediation.
Trusts and Estates
This litigation involves disputes over Revocable or Irrevocable Trusts as well as Last Will and Testaments. The parties are typically designated as beneficiaries, trustees, personal representatives, or executors. These proceedings are generally handled by the probate court within a particular jurisdiction.
These Federal and State proceedings involve motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and surgical mistakes. Attorney’s fees are typically based on a fixed percentage of any recovery by the client.
Security Clearance revocation proceedings are generally initiated by the Department of Defense against government contractors for questionable conduct and foreign contacts. Proceedings are heard before administrative judges at the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA).
These Federal and State proceedings generally involve assault and battery causes of action, various business and fiduciary torts, and fraud. In certain circumstances, attorney’s fees are typically based on a fixed percentage of any recovery by the client.
These Federal and State proceedings revolve around one party’s desire to execute or satisfy a judgment against a judgment-debtor. While attorney’s fees are typically based on a fixed percentage of any recovery by the client, representation may depend on the size of the judgment.