About Charles H. Van Horn
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 represents financial institutions, mortgage companies, loan default services, title companies, attorneys, real estate brokers, appraisers and builders and developers in all types of disputes, including loan enforcement, data breach and cyber-related issues, 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 conveyance 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 and 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 lender litigation matters, 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 2006, 2009 – present, Chuck has taught as an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law. He served as the Chair of the Real Estate Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, 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. Living in Atlanta since 1991, he is married to Christy Van Horn and has three daughters. A track and cross-country runner in college, Chuck continues to support the sport as co-founder of the DeKalb Trailblazers, a youth running club designed to encourage members to enjoy the sport of cross-country. In his spare time, Chuck coaches cross-country and basketball and remains an active runner and avid baseball fan.