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law, inhouse corporate counsel

Tampa, Florida, United States
August 15, 2018

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Brent N. Von Horn

Cell 813-***-****


**** ********* **., *****, ** 33615

Accomplished in-house attorney, with proven results growing successful companies. Professional Experience

Desktop Legal, PLLC Feb 2018 – Present

Desktop Legal, PLLC is a start-up offering general counsel services on a part-time, project or hourly basis to teams needing additional legal assistance, though not yet ready to hire a full-time GC. Website: HCI Group, Inc. (NYSE:HCI) Jan 2013 – Feb 2018

As Assistant General Counsel, I helped grow HCI’s commercial retail real estate holdings, through acquisitions and through the ground-up development of three retail centers, and provided support for retail operations. Websites: and

Foundation Partners, LLC Apr 2011 – Dec 2012

As General Counsel, I helped form Foundation Partners, shepherded the company through its Hart Scott Rodino approval, and closed on small business acquisitions in Florida and New York.

Keystone Group Holdings, Inc. (TSX:KNA) Sep 1996 – Apr 2011 As General Counsel, I was responsible for Keystone Group Holdings’ dramatic growth and operations from its start up through its 2005 IPO, and its sale in 2011. Private Practice – Los Angeles, CA Jun 1994 – Sep 1996 In my solo law practice years I represented such diverse clients as Richard Moll (best known as “Bull” from television’s Night Court), Mattel Toys and Great Western Bank. Licensing

Illinois State Bar

California State Bar

Florida State Bar


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Qualifications Summary

20+ Years In-House Legal Experience

Corporate Governance, Formation, Organization, Management Board of Directors Secretary

Senior Business Management

Transactional Contracts Drafting

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), and Divestitures

Negotiation / Communication

Due Diligence

Liaison with Government, Media, Politicians, Civic Groups and Residents Public Relations (PR)

Joint Ventures

Venture Capital

Initial Public Offerings (IPO)

Real Estate Development

Zoning Entitlements

Landlord / Tenant Relations



Employment Law / Employee Training

Operational Support


Regulatory Compliance

Litigation Management

Risk Mitigation

Fraud Investigation

Human Resources (HR)

EEOC Defense

Settlement / Mediation / Arbitration

Environmental Mitigation

Legal Writing / Legal Research

Practical, Business-Minded Legal Perspective, Guidance and Advice Intellectual Property

Strategic Thinking / Creative Problem Solving

Budgets / Business Plans

Team Management / Team Player / Collaborative

Positive Attitude

Strong Interpersonal Skills

High Degree of Integrity, Candor, Loyalty

Productive, Harmonious Asset

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