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  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
    5.0 out of 5


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1965
  • B.A., Princeton University, honors, 1961

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Memberships & Affiliations

New Jersey State Bar Association, Bank Regulatory Committee, Chair

Michael M. Horn

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  • T: 973.639.2029
    F: 973.297.3817
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Mr. Horn represents financial institutions and corporations in regulatory, corporate governance and litigation matters. He currently serves as past chair and a member of the Board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, and chairs the Corporate Governance Committee. He also serves as General Counsel to Union County College and counsel to the New Jersey Bankers Association.

Prior to joining the firm, he served as a member of the New Jersey State Assembly and was a member of the Assembly Banking Committee from 1972 to 1974. Mr. Horn served as the Commissioner of Banking for the State of New Jersey from 1982 to 1984. As Commissioner, he supervised approximately 340 financial institutions, including state chartered banks, savings banks, savings and loan associations and credit unions. In 1984, he was appointed as New Jersey State Treasurer and oversaw the collection of state taxes, budgeting and the spending of all state funds.

While in state government, Mr. Horn served for four years on the Executive Commission on Ethical Standards as both its Vice Chairman and Chairman. He also was appointed as a State Advisory Member of Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council and was a member of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, a federal self-regulatory agency that regulates the sale of municipal securities.

In August 1985, Mr. Horn was awarded the National Governors Association’s  “Outstanding Service to State Government Award” – one of only five in the nation so honored – for his service as New Jersey Commissioner of Banking and as New Jersey State Treasurer.

Mr. Horn has represented a number of financial institutions in litigation matters involving securities, corporate governance, regulatory issues and internal investigations. He is a frequent speaker at bank regulatory conferences and seminars. 

Mr. Horn is recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer for 2006-2017 editions and is listed in the 2010-2020 issues of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Horn has also been named the Best Lawyers 2010, 2014 and 2015 Newark Banking Lawyer of the Year. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Best Lawyers is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with US News and World ReportMartindale-Hubbell is published by Internet Brands, Inc. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


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