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Martindale-Hubbell Awards Elite AV Rating to 3 More BFV Attorneys
On a regular basis, Martindale-Hubbell facilitates peer reviews to recognize a select group of lawyers for their legal ability and professional ethical standards. We are proud to announce that Bill Piercy,Ken Winkler and Charles Van Horn have received this high honor, joining BFV attorneys Jeff Berman, Benjamin Fink, Diana Barber and Henry Feinstein.

Dylan Donley Joins BFV as Associate Attorney
Ms. Donley’s areas of focus include: Business Litigation; Closely Held Business and Entrepreneurial Services; General Corporate; Labor and Employment; Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Finance; Non-Compete, Trade Secret and Unfair Competition Litigation; Real Estate Litigation; and Real Estate Transactions.

Three BFV Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015
For another consecutive year, Ken Winkler and Charles Van Horn have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the fields of Litigation: Labor and Employment and Commercial Litigation, respectively. In addition, Benjamin Fink was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in American 2015.

BFV named to List of “50 Law Firms for your Business Needs in Atlanta”
BFV selected for exceptional legal counsel in Business Litigation and Business Corporate, as well as for its Super Lawyers, Bill Piercy, Charles Van Horn and Neal Weinrich’s, work in these areas.

BFV Receives “Law Firm Service Award” from the Atlanta Bar Association

BFV received the award in recognition of the firm’s extensive service to the Atlanta Bar Association (2013-2014).

law_magazineBFV Featured in Attorney at Law magazine
Berman Fink Van Horn is the cover story of Attorney at Law magazine. “It is the collaborative and entrepreneurial environment that differentiates this law firm from the rest,” reads the feature article. “In addition, it is hard not to notice that they genuinely like each other.”


Are your Operations Compliant with the Fair Housing Act?

In Hotel Business Magazine, Neal Weinrich offers simple steps owners and operators can take to avoid liability.



What is a Trade Secret?



An Important Alert for Georgia Employers




NFL, NBA controversies highlight the importance of conducting investigations in the workplace

…The NFL and NBA controversies highlight the importance of conducting thorough investigations when serious matters arise in the workplace. As a general rule, an employer has a legal duty to know about misconduct in the workplace and take reasonable steps to make sure the problem does not persist… On the flip side, an employer’s failure to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation can lead to liability and extraordinary damages…So how does an employer conduct an effective investigation?



Berman Fink Van Horn extends a warm welcome to Associate Attorney Dylan Donley and Senior Associate Attorney, Lea Dearing. BFV also welcomes our new staff members Nickole Baker, Victoria BennettBrigid Douglass and Nicole Oaks.

BFV Attorneys Speaking Around Town:
Nov. 7: “Protecting your Business from Trade Secret Theft,” presented by Benjamin Fink at the Buckhead Club Small Biz Buzz.

Dec. 2: “Creative Collections Seminar,” presented to Community Bankers Association members by Charles Van Horn and Kristin Zielmanski.

Dec. 3: “Law of Restrictive Covenants in Employment and Sale of Business Agreements,” presented by Benjamin Fink at Lorman Seminar on ”Covenants Not to Compete in Georgia.”

Dec. 5: “Non-Compete Update,” presented at the Annual Seminar: State Bar of Georgia, Labor & Employment Law Section by Benjamin Fink.

Dec. 10: “Real Estate Litigation in Georgia,” presented by Charles Van Horn to National Business Institute attendees.

Under the leadership of Kristin Zielmanski, the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers section received the Atlanta Bar Association’s “Large Section of the Year Award (2013-2014).” In May 2014, Kristin completed her term as President of the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers. 

Congratulations to Diana Barber on her promotion to Senior Lecturer at the School of Hospitality Administration at Georgia State University.

Congratulations to Benjamin FinkAlan LubelWilliam PiercyCharles Van Horn and Kenneth Winkler for being named 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers.  These Attorneys were also named 2013 Georgia Super Lawyers Business Edition.

Kudos to Neal Weinrich for being named for the third consecutive year a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014).

For another consecutive year, Benjamin Fink and Charles Van Horn have been named a Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyer (2013 and 2014). 

BFV is proud to support our community, including the 5th Annual Digital Insurance Dash to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, The Sam P. Alterman Memorial Golf Tournament and 1st Jewish National Fund Tennis Tournament to benefit the Jewish National Fund, the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association’s Hospitality Open Golf Tournament, the 2nd Annual Paideia Golf Tournament and The Atlanta Speech School Gala.

Hot off the Press! Benjamin Fink and Neal Weinrich have co-authored the chapter on Restrictive Covenant Litigation in “Georgia Business Litigation” (published by Daily Reports Book/ALM Media).