Dennis M. Horn is a transactional lawyer practicing primarily in the real property area, emphasizing acquisition and development, commercial leasing (including space leases, GSA leases and ground leases), public/private partnerships and loans and equity investments. He also practices in various aspects of government operations and co-chair's Holland & Knight'sDC Practice Team. Mr. Horn has lectured and written extensively about various aspects of commercial real estate development.
Mr. Horn is a past vice president for legal services for the National Association of Senior Living Industries. He is active in the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Horn served as associate real estate editor of Probate and Property magazine and as chairman of the Leasing Publications Committee within the Specialized Leasing Committees of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association. He currently chairs the D.C. Subcommitte of the section's Community Outreach Standing Committe. He is a former member of both D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams Transition Team and the mayor's Terrorism Task Force, and currently serves as Legal Counsel to the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. In the late 1990s, Mr. Horn headed a task force that recommended a program for regulatory reform in the District of Columbia, which was largely implemented by the D.C. Council.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Horn was a partner in the law firm of Dunnells & Duvall, which merged with Holland & Knight in January 1994. He previously served as General Counsel to Levitt Homes, Incorporated in Boca Raton, Florida, and was associated with the law firm of Fried Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson of Washington, D.C.
Mr. Horn is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the Florida Bar, and the American Bar Association. He is the author of "Development and Financing Retirement Center Housing," Real Estate Finance (1985) and "Negotiating a Commercial Real Estate Acquisition Contract," Negotiating Real Estate Transactions, John Wiley & Sons (1988-93), and "Drafting for Partner Liability in Law Firm Leases," The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, May 1994.
Mr. Horn earned his B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in Economics in 1972 from the University of Rochester. In 1972, he was awarded an M.S. in Planning Studies in the Faculty of Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and, in 1976 he received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is married to Diane B. Horn and has two children.