November 8, 2016

State Tax Spotlight on Erica Horn

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In the early 1990s, Erica L. Horn was beginning her law

career in the general litigation section of the Lexington,

Kentucky, office of Stites&Harbison PLLC when a partner

in the firm’s Frankfort office asked for help.

‘‘There was an attorney in our Frankfort office named

Bruce Clark who had more work than he could do, and he

asked if there [was] an associate that could come to Frankfort

and help him, and I volunteered,’’ Horn, now counsel

to the firm at Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC in Lexington, told

Tax Analysts.

Horn didn’t know what she was getting into, but the

move transformed her life in three major ways: It launched

her decades-long career as a state tax lawyer; it introduced

her to her mentor; and it thrust her into a major role in some

of the most significant Kentucky state tax litigation of the

last quarter-century.