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Carl W. Heckert joined Gawthrop Greenwood as a partner.

Heckert, who is licensed in Delaware and Pennsylvania, has a multijurisdictional practice that focuses on real estate, family and business law.

He will be based in the firm’s offices in Wilmington while also available to clients at the firm’s home office in West Chester, Pennsylvania, according to a release.

Heckert has represented individuals and small to midsized 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.

He has also served as an adjunct professor at Widener University Delaware Law School campus teaching litigation.

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