Shutts & Bowen Announces Addition of Paul A. Hechenberger to its Miami Office

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Miami, FL – Paul A. Hechenberger has rejoined Shutts & Bowen LLP as a partner in its Corporate Practice Group in the firm’s Miami office. Hechenberger, who previously practiced with Shutts & Bowen from 2005 to 2007, returns after serving as General Counsel for a private equity-based aviation investment platform with both a Part 121 airline and Part 145 MRO facilities, and prior to that at two publicly traded manufacturing and aviation service providers.

Hechenberger focuses his practice on domestic and international M&A, and growth related complex commercial transactions and joint ventures, as well as entity choice, formation, governance and compliance. He has significant experience in the aerospace and defense manufacturing, service, supply chain, and MRO arenas, as well as in automotive and hospitality sectors. He served as a Naval Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy, where he retired as a Captain with 30 years of combined active and reserve service.

“We are excited for Paul to rejoin Shutts & Bowen after his years serving as General Counsel for various companies,” said Shutts & Bowen Firmwide Managing Partner Jack McElroy. We know how much clients appreciate his ability to analyze complex legal problems and find practical, business-oriented solutions. We look forward to his contributions as a key member of our Corporate team.”

“Paul’s combination of technical expertise -- especially in the aviation sector -- and sound judgment really sets him apart,” said William G. McCullough, Co-chair of the Corporate Practice Group. “He brings to the table exactly the sorts of advanced transactional skills that we value highly, and that our clients demand.”

Hechenberger received his undergraduate degree from the Villanova University, his M.B.A. from University of West Florida and his law degree from University of Florida.

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