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Gawthrop Greenwood Expands Services in Delaware, Welcomes Attorney Carl W. Heckert

Carl W. Heckert has joined the law firm of Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, as a partner. Licensed in Delaware and Pennsylvania, Mr. Heckert’s multi-jurisdictional practice focuses on real estate, family, and business law. He will be based in the firm’s offices in Wilmington, Delaware, while also available to clients at the firm’s long-standing home in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

“Carl has more than two decades of legal experience, primarily in the Wilmington area and in all Delaware courts, making him a true asset as we further expand our services to Delaware clients,” says Walter Eells, Chair of the Gawthrop Greenwood Management Committee. “An experienced litigator, Carl is also well-practiced in mediation and dispute resolution.”

With settlements and refinances of both commercial and residential real estate in all three of Delaware’s counties, Mr. Heckert has represented individuals and small to mid-sized businesses through purchase and sale of properties, as well as litigation of landlord/tenant disputes.

In addition, his family law practice includes divorce, property division, custody, child support, alimony, protection from abuse, as well as grandparent and stepparent’s rights. His business law practice specializes in corporation formation, sales of business and business assets.

Mr. Heckert has served as an adjunct professor at Widener School of Law – Delaware campus teaching litigation. He has also led Continuing Legal Education courses in family law matters including custody, protection from abuse and representing an unwilling minor as a guardian ad litem.

Prior to joining Gawthrop Greenwood, Mr. Heckert was a senior associate at the firm Joseph W. Benson, P.A. in Wilmington, DE. He is a member of the Delaware Bar Association and the Melson-Arsht Inns of Court. His community and civic involvement include his role as director of the DuPont Fish and Game Association.


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