As a Senior Associate Attorney at Rubin Lubin, LLC, a boutique real estate firm in Atlanta, Jeffrey Horn tends to become involved in title matters on the back end of a transaction after things have gone wrong. Although his previous experience includes real estate closings, consumer bankruptcy law, litigation, and post-foreclosure evictions, Jeff’s primary focus since joining his current firm in 2009 is on curing defective titles. He is licensed in Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi and particularly enjoys digging into complicated survey issues and legal descriptions.
Jeff was born in Springfield, Illinois, but his family moved to Tennessee when he was a child. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in 1998 and a law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2001. After his first year of law school, his introduction to real estate law came as a law clerk for Shoney’s and Captain D’s restaurants. From the variety of real estate practice areas Jeff has experienced, he has some wise words for those drafting title documents. “Try to include recitals and as much information as possible,” he suggests, “so the next person reviewing title doesn’t have to guess what you’re thinking.”
Still connected to his Tennessee roots, Jeff has parents and siblings living there and is a UT sports fan. A few years ago, he rescued a black lab mix dog from an animal shelter in Wetumpka, Alabama, and named her June (“after June Carter Cash”). When not working, he likes hanging out with June, mountain biking, listening to audiobooks about history, and watching the Vols. He often catches Tennessee football games on the road, including those in Oxford and Starkville. Some of Jeff’s favorite experiences include seeing Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Kenny Rogers, Bob Dylan, George Strait, and Dwight Yoakam live in concert.