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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.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1994||09/30/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|The Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers||2015|
|Georgia Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Super Lawyers in Georgia||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Business Edition||2013|
|Georgia's Legal Elite||Georgia Trend Magazine||2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Real Estate Division, Board of Directors||2013 - Present|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Co-Chairman||2003 - Present|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Board of Directors||2002 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Lawyers Club of Atlanta||Member||N/A|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Real Estate Section, Board of Directors||2006 - 2007|
|Emory University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Villanova University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|Community Bankers Association of Georgia||Turning Bad Debt Into Meaningful Recovery||2015|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Real Estate Litigation Issues||2015|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Real Estate Litigation: The Dirt on Litigating a Real EState Claim||2015|
|Real Estate Litigation in Georgia||Real Estate Litigation in Georgia||2014|
|Real Property Foreclosure||Real Property Foreclosure||2013|
|ACYL||Closing Argument Strategies in Jury Trials||2013|
|Atlanta Bar Real Estate Section||Mediation Strategy in Real Estate Disputes||2012|
|Atlanta Bar Real Estate Section||Catch Me If You Can||2011|
|Atlanta Bar Real Estate Section||Foreclosure Litigation and Confirmatin Hearings||2011|