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David Horne
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David Horne

Corporate + Startup Law

Berkeley, California

Contact Information

Licenses

Authority Year
California 0
Massachusetts 0

Languages

English

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance and Business and Corporate

About David Horne

David 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.

Licenses

Authority Year
California 0
Massachusetts 0

Languages

English

Client Recommendations

Jason in San Francisco, CA

Education

School Degree Graduation year
Northeastern University School of Law Juris Doctor 1993
Massachusetts Institute of Technology BS - Political Science 1984

Professional Experience

Company Job title Start End
Corporate + Startup Law Firm: David P. Horne, Attorney at Law Founder 2002 Present
Cooley Godward Kronish Attorney 2000 20002
Hill & Barlow, a Professional Corporation Attorney 1993 2000

Contact Information

Corporate + Startup Law

2081 Center Street
Suite 2
Berkeley, California

LawGives Services Offered by David



Startup Basic

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The Startup Package consists of legal advice and services to help you with the basic setup of your business, including the creation of a corporate entity and allocation of shares to the founders.






Startup Plus

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The Startup Package consists of legal advice and services to help you with the setup of your business, including the creation of a corporate entity and allocation of shares to the founders, hire employees and contractors and protect business information.



Internship agreement

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Structure the relationship with an intern. Set clear rules around important matters such as the scope of the internship, compensation, confidentiality, intellectual property ownership and termination of the relationship.




Stock Option Plan

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Compensate, retain, and attract employees with stock options. A stock option plan gives employees the right to buy a specific number of the company’s shares at a fixed price within a certain period of time.


Business Dissolution

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Dissolving a business entity ends its existence. This protects you against tax and other liabilities and formalities such as filing annual reports.


Stock Purchase Agreement

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Purchase shares in a business. The Stock Purchase Agreement ("SPA") is the definitive agreement that finalizes all terms and conditions related to the purchase and sale of the shares of a company.



Consulting agreement

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Structure the relationship with a consultant. Set clear rules around important matters such as the scope of the work, compensation, confidentiality, intellectual property ownership and termination of the relationship.


Employment agreement

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Structure the relationship with an employee. Set clear rules around important matters such as compensation, confidentiality, intellectual property ownership and termination of the relationship.