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BRETT

HEEGER

Associate


Brett Heeger

(213) 542 2122 T

(213) 542 2101 F



bheeger@gghslaw.com


EDUCATION

Harvard Law School
(J.D. cum laude, 2014)

Brown University
(B.A. magna cum laude, 2008)

BAR ADMISSIONS

California

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Brett Heeger focuses on transactional corporate and securities matters in addition to supporting the firm’s litigation and regulatory investigation work. Passionate about the contribution of small businesses to sustainable economic development, Mr. Heeger is dedicated to supporting businesses from inception through each phase of growth. He has experience assisting with multiple financings, acquisitions, and joint ventures. He has also worked with clients to find the best legal structure, build partnership opportunities, and structure financing opportunities to achieve optimal growth.

Mr. Heeger also leads the firm's social enterprise and worker-owned cooperative efforts in Southern California, and is a member of the California Center for Cooperative Development. He has represented multiple cooperatives and members, and regularly presents and advises on legal matters for new and existing co-ops and social-impact minded businesses in Los Angeles.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Heeger served as Food System Director at The Enterprise Center-CDC where he supported local food enterprises in Philadelphia with business advising and technical support. In law school, he co-founded the Community Enterprise Project, a clinical program where students engage in transactional law projects in support of under-served communities across Boston. From 2012 – 2014, Mr. Heeger led projects and case teams in areas such as not-for-profit organization governance, food truck permitting and development, and urban agriculture.

Mr. Heeger enjoys engaging in the communities in which he lives and works. He is a graduate of the LA Chamber of Commerce Riordan Leadership Institute and is a member of the Brown University Club of Los Angeles and Legal Hackers LA. He also serves on the Board of Hands4Hope LA, a non-profit providing after school care to children of single parents in North Hollywood, California.

PUBLICATIONS

“Annotated Short-Form and Single-Member Operating Agreements” [Update Author], Forming and Operating California Limited Liability Companies, Third Edition, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), (2017 Update [Forthcoming]).

“Securities Law Matters in Transactions” [CLE Presenter and Materials Author], Business Contracts: Top 11 Most Costly Mistakes, National Business Institute (August 15-16, 2017).

“Cooking Up Success: The Enterprise Center-CDC and Leveraging the Food Industry for Community Development,” Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal (December 2014).

“Many Advocates, One Goal: How Lawyers Can Use Community Partnerships to Foster Local Economic Development,” Brett Heeger & Amanda L. Kool, American Bar Association, Community Economic Development Committee Newsletter (Spring 2014).