Charles H. "Chuck" Van Horn

Charles H. "Chuck" Van Horn

Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.

Recognized since 2014

Atlanta, Georgia

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Consumer Protection Law

Litigation - Construction

Litigation - Real Estate

Real Estate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Litigation - Construction
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Real Estate
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Chuck Van Horn resolves business disputes. A shareholder at Berman Fink Van Horn, Chuck’s areas of concentration include 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 and other real estate professionals, including brokers, appraisers, builders, developers and contractors, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving construction defects.

He counsels clients on all types of disputes, including loan enforcement, data breach and cyber-related issues, foreclosure claims and related litigation, title issues, contract disputes, business torts, unfair competition claims, malpractice allegations and partnership, shareholder and other internal corporate disputes and breach of fiduciary duty and/or duty of loyalty. He also handles claims for unpaid real estate commissions and represents real estate professionals before administrative agencies such as the Georgia Real Estate Commission and local Boards of Realtors.

Chuck handles a significant number of cases involving fraudulent conveyance/voidable transfer claims and has tried such claims to jury verdict.

A frequent lecturer on trends in the real estate industry, Chuck conducts numerous seminars on lender litigation matters, foreclosure issues, fraudulent conveyance claims and how to identify mortgage fraud. In addition, he presents to real estate broker and other professional organizations to provide practical tips on malpractice prevention and other emerging issues in the real estate industry.

Chuck is a graduate of the Emory University School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University.

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. He also serves as a coach at a local high school. In his spare time, Chuck enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. He is an avid baseball fan and remains an active runner.

Practice Areas

Business Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Banking Litigation & Creditors' Rights, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.


  • On June 15, 2022, Chuck presented during a National Business Institute seminar, “Georgia Civil Practice, Procedure, and Forms.”
  • In October 2021, Chuck hosted and moderated a discussion with Gregg Simon of Metro Atlanta Chamber, “Doing Business in Metro Atlanta: Top Business Trends and Outlook.
  • In March 2019, Chuck was a featured speaker at the Atlanta Bar Association’s Real Estate Law Section Breakfast. Chuck discussed “Real Estate Jeopardy and Top 5 Mistakes you Might be Making as a Real Estate Practitioner.”



  • Villanova University
    • Alumni Recruitment Network Coordinator (1998-present)
    • Alumni Association: Board Member, Atlanta Chapter (1998-present)
  • Emory University School of Law
    • Adjunct Professor (1998-2002)
    • Alumni Association, Class Agent (2002-2004)
    • Advisor: Real Estate Council

  • 3475 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 1640
    Atlanta, GA 30305
  • Emory University, J.D., graduated 1994
  • Villanova University, B.A., graduated 1991
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia, Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • United States, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States, District of Colorado

Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

5 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Real Estate
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Litigation - Construction, Atlanta (2024)
  • Litigation - Real Estate, Atlanta (2022)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation, 2014 – present
  • Top 100 Super Lawyer in Georgia, 2013 – present
  • Georgia Super Lawyer 2009 – present, 2005
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition (Litigation) 2012 – present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating for legal ability and ethical standards
  • Georgia’s Legal Elite by Georgia Trend magazine 2012
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Collaborative Law: Civil

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