Brandon Jay Hechtman

Partner
Email: bhechtman@wickersmith.com
Direct: (305) 461-8768
Offices: Miami
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General Info

Email: bhechtman@wickersmith.com
Direct: (305) 461-8768
Offices: Miami

Biography

Brandon joined Wicker Smith in 2008 as a law clerk. He graduated sixth in his class from the FIU College of Law evening program.

Brandon focuses his practice on complex litigation at the trial and appellate level in both state and federal court. He regularly represents businesses and professionals in a variety of disputes ranging from breaches of contract to all manner of business torts. Brandon also handles a variety of cases concerning real property.
Additionally, he has developed probate, trust and guardianship litigation practice both prosecuting and defending claims from undue influence to breach of fiduciary duty. Brandon also has a transactional side to his practice. He often advises clients on employment contracts, purchase and sale agreements, and entity formation.

In his free time Brandon enjoys making art. He is an accomplished painter and illustrator.

Education

  • Florida International University College of Law (J.D., 2010)
  • University of Miami (B.S.C., magna cum laude, 2006)
  • The College of Creative Studies: College of Arts and Design (2003-2005)

Admitted

  • 2011, Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • 2014, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • 2015, U.S. Virgin Islands

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Committee, National Center for the State Courts
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Virgin Islands Bar Association
  • D.C. Bar Association

Honors

  • Rising Star Recipient, Dade County Bar Association
  • Award for Excellence in Service to the FIU College of Law Clinics, 2011
  • FIU College of Law, Board of Advocates, Negotiation Team, 2009-2010
  • Dean’s List, Fall 2003, Fall 2004, 2005, 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, 2009 and Fall 2010
  • Book Award: Pre-Trial Advocacy, Fall 2009 and Products Liability, Spring 2009
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Nominee, University of Miami 2006
  • J F Pearson Scholarship, University of Miami 2005
  • EST FL Medallion Award, University of Miami 2005
  • University of Miami President’s Honor Roll, Fall 2006
  • University of Miami Provost’s Honor Roll, Fall 2005 and Spring 2006
  • Silver Knight Award – Art, The Miami Herald, 2003

Significant Engagements

  • Farah v. Guardian Ins. & Annuity Co., Inc., 17-20303-CIV, 2017 WL 3261604, at *1 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 1, 2017)
  • B & B Jewelry, Inc. v. Pandora Jewelry LLC, 247 F. Supp. 3d 1283, 1284 (S.D. Fla. 2017)
  • Bivins v. Rogers, 15-cv-81298, 2016 WL 4702682 (S.D. 2016)
  • Messianu v. Pigna, 180 So.3d 229 (Fla. 3D DCA 2015)
  • Hunter Hosp. LLC, 15CIV61235BLOOMVALLE, 2015 WL 5542590 (S.D. Fla. 2015)
  • Indus. Mar. Carriers, LLC v. Dantzler, Inc., 14-15130, 2015 WL 3423103 (11th Cir. 2015)
  • Indus. Mar. Carriers, LLC v. Dantzler, Inc., 13-22655-CIV, 2014 WL 5305569 (S.D. Fla. 2014)
  • Sodikart USA v. Geodis Wilson USA, Inc., 13-CIV-22626, 2014 WL 4373609 (S.D. Fla. 2014)
  • Sodikart USA v. Geodis Wilson USA, Inc., 14-CIV-22461, 2014 WL 3928555 (S.D. Fla. 2014)
  • Power-Sonic Corp. v. DWB Holding Co., 2013 WL 784645 (M.D. Fla. 2013)
  • Power-Sonic Corp. v. DWB Holding Co., 2013 WL 784647 (M.D. Fla. 2013)
  • Dantzler, Inc. v. PNC Bank, Nat. Ass’n, 11-24653-CIV, 2013 WL 2182234 (S.D. Fla. 2013)

Speeches & Publications

  • Think None of Your Cases Are EDiscovery Cases? Think Again, USLAW Magazine (Fall/Winter 2014)