Lawrence S. Horn

Lawrence S. Horn


Lawrence S. Horn is Chair of the Firm’s Business Crimes and Tax Litigation Practice Groups.  Mr. Horn received his B.A. from Princeton University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.  He was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1971-1978 where he specialized in tax fraud prosecutions.  Since 1979, his practice has consisted of defending individuals and companies who are the focus of federal white collar criminal investigations with a special emphasis on criminal tax investigations and prosecutions, domestic voluntary disclosures and the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP).

Mr. Horn is a frequent lecturer at national seminars and institutes concerning tax fraud and white collar crime defense issues.

He is the author of "The Tax Man Cometh" published in The Champion, the magazine of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also authored "Tax Evasion and Your Client: Imperfect Together," published in the New Jersey Lawyer.

Mr. Horn is a past Chairperson of a number of subcommittees of the Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association.  He is also a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.

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Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


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Rankings & Recognition

Selected for inclusion in:

  • The Best Lawyers in America®* 2001-2022, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • The Best Lawyers in America®*, Newark "Lawyer of the Year" 2020, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Chambers USA®* 2006-2019, New Jersey Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations 
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2005-2021, Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers®* 2006-2021, Criminal Defense: White Collar and Tax
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* “The Top 100 Super Lawyers” 2008-2015
  • Benchmark Litigation: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys®* 2015-2022
  • NJBIZ®* "ICON Honors" 2019
  • The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers®* 2013-2014, Business Crime Defence
  • Martindale-Hubbell ®* AV rating

Received Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award, presented by the American Bar Association Tax Section’s Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties “in recognition of outstanding dedication, achievements and integrity in the field of civil and criminal tax controversies” in 2010.

Received Professional Lawyer of the Year Award, as selected by the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law, in 2016.

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Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
Member and Former Trustee, Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
Member, Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties, Section on Taxation, American Bar Association
Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member, Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
Member, Federal Bar Council
Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Former Member, New York Council of Defense Lawyers

Community Affiliations

Member, Boston Symphony Orchestra Board of Overseers
Member, Business Partners Committee, New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Member, Council of Trustees, New Jersey Performing Arts Center