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Stephen is the firm’s senior attorney and concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, business law, wills and estate planning and other transactional related matters. He regularly represents buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate closings, developers of residential subdivisions and multimillion-dollar commercial real estate development projects, and a diverse range of business owners. He has substantial experience resolving complex titles issues, advising clients on all aspects of commercial and residential real property and commercial lease drafting. Stephen also has extensive experience drafting estate and trust documents and handling estate administration matters.
Stephen is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Section, Pitt County Bar Association and the 3A Judicial District. He served on the North Carolina State Bar Real Property Council from 2010 – 2013. He was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina but has lived in Greenville, North Carolina since the age of six. Stephen graduated from East Carolina University in 1996, and Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1998.
James joined Horne & Horne in 2018 as the firm's Associate Attorney and concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, estate planning (wills and trusts), and business transactions. A lifelong North Carolinian, James was born and raised in Ocracoke, NC before moving to Greenville in 1995. After graduating from J.H. Rose High School James spent time living in several cities in the state including Chapel Hill, Asheville, Raleigh, Durham, and Burlington before ultimately relocating back to Greenville in 2018.
James is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Pitt County Bar Association. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and has a Masters in Business Administration from Western Carolina University - Programs in Asheville. James earned his law degree from the North Carolina Central University School of Law Evening Program while working full-time. James married his high school sweetheart in 2012 and together they have two young daughters. James enjoys playing music, traveling to Ocracoke, and spending time with family.