Lawrence S. Horn is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Tax Fraud and Controversy Practice Group.  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.


  • Tax Fraud and Controversy
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Litigation

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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



Rankings and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in:
  • The Best Lawyers in America®* 2001-2024, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • The Best Lawyers in America®* Newark "Lawyer of the Year" 2020, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business®* 2006-2019, New Jersey Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2005-2022, Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers®* 2006-2022, Criminal Defense: White Collar; Tax: Consumer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* "Top 100 Super Lawyers" 2008-2015
  • Benchmark Litigation: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys®* 2015-2023
  • NJBIZ®* "ICON Honors" 2019
  • Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence®* 2013-2014
  • 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

  • Former 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


  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • B.A., Princeton University, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey