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Chuck Van Horn is a shareholder at Berman Fink Van Horn where his practice involves business and commercial litigation with an emphasis in litigation arising out of real estate transactions.

Chuck’s practice includes representation of lenders, mortgage companies, loan default services, title companies, attorneys, real estate brokers, appraisers, builders and developers in all types of disputes, including loan enforcement, foreclosure claims and related litigation, title litigation, contract disputes, business torts, unfair competition claims, malpractice allegations, and partnership, shareholder and other internal corporate disputes, particularly those arising out of real estate enterprises.

Chuck handles a significant number of cases involving fraudulent claims, and has tried such claims to jury verdict.

Chuck’s representation of builders, developers and contractors includes representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving construction defects, title issues, as well as disputes involving tortious interference with business and contractual relations, breach of fiduciary duty and/or duty of loyalty, and unfair and deceptive trade practices.

Chuck’s representation of real estate professionals includes professional malpractice actions against real estate brokers, appraisers, attorneys, title abstract companies, and other licensed professionals. This portion of Chuck’s practice also includes handling claims for unpaid real estate commissions, and representing real estate professionals before administrative agencies such as the Georgia Real Estate Commission, and local Boards of Realtors.

Chuck lectures frequently on trends in the real estate industry, including conducting numerous seminars on foreclosure issues and fraudulent conveyance claims. In addition, Chuck has spoken to real estate brokers and other professionals providing practical tips on malpractice prevention and other emerging issues in the real estate industry. Chuck has also conducted seminars on how to identify mortgage fraud.

Named a Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyer since 2013, as well as Super Lawyer in 2014 – 2009, 2006, Chuck has taught as an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law. He served as the Chair of the Real Estate Section,  as well as Secretary and Treasurer of that Section.  In addition, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar. Chuck is the Alumni Recruitment Network Coordinator for Georgia on behalf of his alma mater, Villanova University.

After graduating from Villanova University, Chuck obtained his law degree from The Emory University School of Law, and has lived in Atlanta since 1991, Chuck is married to Christy Van Horn and has three young daughters, Sara, Kate and Claire. Chuck ran track and cross-country in college, and remains an active runner and is an avid baseball fan.


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 20%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%
  5. Real Estate: 20%

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Contact info

Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.

3475 Piedmont Road N East
Suite 1100
Atlanta, GA, 30305


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199408/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2015
Georgia Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Super Lawyers in GeorgiaSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Business Edition2013
Georgia's Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Atlanta Bar AssociationReal Estate Division, Board of Directors2013 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationCo-Chairman2003 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2002 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMemberN/A
Atlanta Bar AssociationReal Estate Section, Board of Directors2006 - 2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Villanova UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Community Bankers Association of GeorgiaTurning Bad Debt Into Meaningful Recovery2015
Atlanta Bar AssociationReal Estate Litigation Issues2015
Atlanta Bar AssociationReal Estate Litigation: The Dirt on Litigating a Real EState Claim2015
Real Estate Litigation in GeorgiaReal Estate Litigation in Georgia2014
Real Property ForeclosureReal Property Foreclosure2013
ACYLClosing Argument Strategies in Jury Trials2013
Atlanta Bar Real Estate SectionMediation Strategy in Real Estate Disputes2012
Atlanta Bar Real Estate SectionCatch Me If You Can2011
Atlanta Bar Real Estate SectionForeclosure Litigation and Confirmatin Hearings2011