General Information

Year founded: 1997
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Overview

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Overview:
Located in the Buckhead community of Atlanta, Berman Fink Van Horn provides a broad scope of business services and depth of expertise. Our name partners, Jeffrey Berman, Benjamin Fink and Charles Van Horn, have been in practice together since 1997. Our commitment to a collaborative culture of mutual respect has contributed to our growth and hard-earned reputation.

Our clients include individuals, businesses and business owners that range from start-ups to large, established entities and publicly traded companies. We assist clients in all phases of their operations and corporate life cycles, from formation to succession, including transactions, litigation and dispute resolution. Commercial real estate matters as well as noncompete/trade secret, employment, business and real estate-related litigation represent significant areas of practice for our firm. Our clients do business throughout Georgia and across the United States, as well as internationally.

Volunteering in the communities in which we live and work is an equally important part of our culture. We are committed to supporting and volunteering our time to dozens of community and professional organizations.

In 2022, BFV was recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Practice Areas:
- Business Litigation
- Noncompete/Trade Secrets
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Labor & Employment
- Real Estate Litigation
- General Corporate
- Banking Litigation & Creditors' Rights
- Family-Owned Business
- Commercial Real Estate
- Business Succession Planning
- Entrepreneurial/Start-up
- Executive Employment & Severance
- Insurance Recovery
- Drone Law/Unmanned Aircraft
- Estate Planning
- Alcohol Licensing
- Leisure & Hospitality
- Zoning and Land Use
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Not-for-Profit Organizations

Sustainability at BFV
As individuals and as a firm, we are committed to a sustainable future for our planet. We are a member of the Law Firm Sustainability Network. Through this organization, we share best practices, realize key performance indicators and foster knowledge-sharing and innovation. Our efforts to promote sustainable business practices include an electronic management/paperless business model, active recycling, reduced electricity consumption and use of public transportation (our offices are conveniently located near MARTA, Atlanta’s public transit system). We also actively volunteer with Trees Atlanta, a non-profit organization that works to mitigate Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and increase its tree canopy.

Read more about our sustainability efforts in “Law Firm Sustainability: Creating a Robust Sustainability Program/10 Elements of Highly Effective Programs.”

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
We believe that a diverse background and cross-cultural awareness bring a broader range of perspectives and insights to better understand and service the needs of our clients. Thus, we endeavor to establish a genuine culture of diversity, equity and inclusion at our firm. We take great pride in having a collegial, collaborative, authentic and entrepreneurial environment, where we can learn from each other and from our diverse backgrounds and experiences.

As part of this effort, BFV seeks to promote diversity awareness within our firm and in our community. We strive to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of our firm, including in our recruiting, retention, advancement and professional development efforts.

BFV is a member of LawPact, an international association and network of independent business law firms, and The Law Firm Sustainability Network, a nonprofit organization of global law firms committed to promoting environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Please visit our website/blogs.

Rankings

Berman Fink Van Horn P.C. is nationally ranked in 1 practice areas and metro ranked in 8 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Litigation - Construction

Metro Rankings

Atlanta, GA
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 2 for Litigation - Real Estate

About Our Clients

Rankings

National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Litigation - Construction

Metro Rankings

Atlanta, GA
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 2 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 3 for Arbitration
Tier 3 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tier 3 for Real Estate Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Arbitration
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trade Secret Litigation
  • Unfair Competition

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

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Awards

Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Recognized as a 2022 Best Place to Work by the¬†Atlanta Business Chronicle.
  • Named among "Fastest-Growing Law Firms by Attorneys," Atlanta Business Chronicle Book of Lists,¬†January 2017.
  • 2016 - present: Berman Fink Van Horn ranks on the list of "Best Law Firms" for Litigation - Labor & Employment; Commercial Litigation; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Arbitration.

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Management and Personnel

Managing Partner/Shareholder
Jeff Berman

Contacts

Director of Marketing
Jill Ullman
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