As a government law attorney who is also involved in politics, Alexander Heckler is recognized for his ability to strategically assist clients at the local, state and national levels. Alex currently serves as counsel for several large, high-growth clients invarious industries and assists them in identifying strategic opportunities with both private and public sector partners in Florida. For several clients, Alex serves as national government law counsel.

Experience

Alex’s approach to government relations and his clients’ business development is about much more than simply reacting to procurement opportunities. Instead, Alex proactively educates government officials and private companies about new ideas, products and better ways to operate key projects. From high growth companies pursuing government contracts to public agencies seeking counsel, Alex represents clients in aspects of government law, including legislation, procurement solicitations and contracts, bid protests, government franchises, cable and telecommunications regulations, and minority and small business certification. Alex’s experience working with government agencies, cities, counties, and the state legislatures is important to clients in the public and private sector. From companies pursuing a government contract to public agencies seeking counsel, he counsels clients in government business areas.

In his work with real estate developers, Alex handles various aspects of land development and permitting, including land use plan amendments, platting, zoning, site plan approval, variances and land use due diligence. Alex and his clients are currently redeveloping several general aviation airports. He also represents developers of affordable, attainable and workforce housing, including identifying projects and assisting in obtaining funds from local, county and state governments and agencies. In addition, Alex works closely with airport, seaport and transit agencies throughout the country. Finally, Alex has also lectured on Government Contracting for a Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education program.

Additionally, Alex is a respected elections lawyer, having represented candidates on many recounts in Florida. With the enactment of HB 257 several years ago, requiring the re-introduction of paper ballots, Alex took a leadership role in the certification and recount procedures for the new machines. His election law experience involves referenda and ballot questions, statewide constitutional amendments, municipal redistricting and other issues.

Professional, political & community activities

Before L&H, Alex practiced government law as an attorney at three large national law firms in South Florida and as a sole practitioner. Alex has taken a leadership role in numerous professional and political activities, ranging in scope from national to local. They include serving in the Office of the White House Press Secretary, the Office of Senator Edward Kennedy, the Office of Congressman Peter Deutsch, and as Finance Co-Chair on the Rod Smith for Governor campaign. He served as Broward County Co-Chair for John Kerry for President in 2004, and was recognized nationally for his fundraising efforts as a National Finance Co-Chair for Kerry Edwards Victory 2004 and Co-Chair of the Trustee Trailblazer Program.

Alex is active in civic and community organizations. He is a current or former member of: Democratic National Committee Convention Rules Committee, Greater Miami Jewish Federation, AIPAC Miami Club Member, Broward County Supervisor of Elections Neighborhood Partnership Committee, Miami-Dade County United Way Mayor’s Ball Committee, Broward County United Way Mayor’s Gala Committee, City of Fort Lauderdale Code Advisory Committee, Nova Southeastern University 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient and Broward Young Democrats’ 2004 Democrat of the Year.

Email address

Contact Alexander P. Heckler: AHeckler@Llorenteheckler.com

Education

• University of Miami, J.D., 2001-
• Brandeis University, B.A., Politics, 1998-

Legal Experience

• Llorente & Heckler, P.A., Partner, 2011 to present-
• Shutts & Bowen, LLP, Partner/Of Counsel, 2005-2011-
• Greenberg Traurig, P.A., Associate, 2002-2004-
• Steel Hector & Davis, Associate/Law Clerk, 2000-2002-
• VLBMH, Law Clerk, 1999-2000-

Bar Admissions

Florida BarState of Florida

Practices & Industries

Procurement Law-
Regulatory Law -
Land Use & Zoning-
Government Contracts-
Government Affairs-