Mervyn Hecht was educated at UCLA, University of Paris (Sorbonne) and Harvard Law School.
While still in law school, he authored an important article in Taxes Magazine on real estate taxation, and after law school he opened a law practice in Pacific Palisades California.
During 25 years of law practice he represented investment advisors and investors in a number of matters, and worked extensively for Charles Schwab and Merrill Lynch.
Mervyn Hecht was an active director of two companies providing computer education.
One of the companies was among the first to offer computer training on the computer, and while Mr. Hecht was active in management the other became, and remains, one of the largest technology education companies in the world.