Taft attorneys Frederick Hatton and Zachary Heck presented at the Brixey & Meyer CPE Event hosted by Brixey & Meyer on June 14. The annual seminar is designed to help educate financial executives on current issues in law, tax, accounting and other business matters. Hatton presented, "How to Buy A Business Without Losing your Assets," where he discussed legal considerations involved in acquiring a business through asset purchase transactions. Heck presented, "What's Law Got to Do With It?" where he reviewed trends and updates in privacy law and data security for the accounting industry and beyond.
Hatton helps clients grow and protect their businesses. He has worked for a variety of privately-held companies in various industries, assisting clients in many areas of business law including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, financing and real estate matters. Fred received his J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School and earned his B.S. in accounting in 1994 from Wright State University.
Heck's practice focuses on privacy and data security. He assists clients in the areas of privacy compliance, defense litigation, class action defense and guidance in the aftermath of an information security event, including data breach. Zach has experience advising clients with respect to FTC investigations, federal privacy regulations such as HIPAA, FCRA, TCPA and GLBA, as well as state laws governing personally identifiable information. For his clients, he also provides regulatory analysis, risk management, policy development, training and audits. Heck speaks and writes regularly on cutting-edge data privacy and cybersecurity issues and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the field of United States laws and regulations