About Business Attorney David P. Horne

david-horne-attorneyDavid Horne has practiced corporate, securities and startup company law since 1993. He worked in small, medium and large law firms in San Francisco and Boston before starting his own practice in 2007. His clients include companies and entrepreneurs in a range of industries, including internet, information technology, consulting, financial services, manufacturing, life sciences and natural resources. David has represented companies throughout their life cycle – from concept, to formation, through financing and growth, acquisitions and public offerings, good times and tough times. He knows the importance of making the right decisions from the very beginning because these decisions will be revisited over and over again as a company grows.

Of working for himself, David says: “I love it. It gives me control over my practice that’s very rare when working in a firm. Firms can have a lot of resources, but it can be surprisingly difficult to marshal these resources for the benefit of a client in a realistic way. My overhead is a fraction of what it would be in a large law firm. As a result, I’m able to provide a level of responsiveness and efficiency that was not possible in a large firm. I also understand what it takes to make a business succeed and know that a founder must be prepared to handle every role imaginable.” When not in the office, David enjoys hiking, music and photography.

Professional Experience:

  • Cooley Godward LLP (San Francisco)
  • Hill & Barlow, P.C. (Boston)
  • Finck & Dadras LLP (San Francisco)


  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B.