Atlanta, May 10, 2022 – Arnall Golden Gregory (AGG) is pleased to announce that partners Hedy Silver Rubinger and Kathryn Baldwin Hecker have been honored in their respective categories of the 2022 Georgia Legal Awards published by The Daily Report. Hedy is included in the "Distinguished Leaders" category recognized by the publication, and Kathryn is named in the "On the Rise" category. The honors will be presented at a June 23 gala hosted at Flourish Atlanta, as well as in a special publication from The Daily Report.
About Hedy Rubinger
Hedy is a member of AGG's Executive Committee, a partner and founding chair of the Healthcare practice, and a member of the Healthcare Real Estate industry team. In selecting her as a finalist in the "Distinguished Leaders" category, The Daily Report considered several of Hedy's recent accomplishments, including leading her legal team in a 2021 merger of healthcare REITs valued at approximately $4.2 billion in healthcare real estate assets, and leading her regulatory team in the joint venture of a global healthcare REIT in a deal valued at $3.2 billion.
At AGG, Hedy formed the Change of Ownership (CHOW) team to counsel her clients on the regulatory aspects of their healthcare transactions often involving real estate portfolios. The CHOW team, under Hedy's leadership, has served as primary regulatory counsel in transactions valued at more than $35 billion.
In addition to her roles at AGG, Hedy has served the industry as past chair of the Health Law Partnership Advisory Counsel, past president of the Women Healthcare Executives, vice chair of the ABA Long-Term Care Task Force, and several other professional service positions. Among her industry accolades, she was recently named a GlobeSt.com and GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum 2022 Woman of Influence and is ranked by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide in Healthcare and has been named to the Best Lawyers in America® list for Elder/Long-Term Care Law and Healthcare.
Hedy earned her law degree from Columbia Law School and her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas.
About Kathryn Hecker
Kathryn is a partner in AGG's Private Wealth practice, co-chair of the firm's Women's Initiative and a member of the Entertainment & Sports industry team. She serves as a strategic partner to high-profile individuals in the U.S. and abroad on estate and tax planning for financial assets reaching up to 10-figures. Kathryn's work includes advising the estate of a business owner in a $130 million matter on tax and fiduciary issues in order to successfully sell the business, counseling a family on the corporate valuation and shareholder buy-out issues resulting in the transfer of $3 billion to younger generations, and serving as ongoing counsel for a family that owns a multinational Forbes 400 company. Kathryn is ranked by Chambers High Net Worth guide and has been named to the Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" list for Trusts and Estates.
In addition to her legal practice at AGG, Kathryn serves as co-chair of the firm's Women's Initiative, which provides mentorship and professional development opportunities for women attorneys across the firm.
In the community, Kathryn co-chairs the Service Council of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, sits on the Leadership Council of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation's Legacy Advisor Program, and is vice chair of the State Bar of Georgia's Nonprofit Law Section. She assists with probate and estate planning pro bono engagements. The American Bar Association named Kathryn an ABA Free Legal Answers 2021 Pro Bono Leader in recognition of her work to help ensure thousands of low-income individuals receive legal help.
Kathryn earned her law degree from the Emory University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Yale University.
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