We Are

Hometown Attorneys

With

Hometown Values

Serving our community with
quality legal representation
for over

30 years

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate

  • Business and Corporate Law

  • Wills and Estates

  • Residential
    For most of us, buying or selling our home is one of the largest transactions of our life. At Horne & Horne we understand the process can be overwhelming and that you want to feel secure in knowing that all of the details will be carefully attended to from start to finish. We have more than 35 years of experience assisting clients in all legal matters associated with purchasing, selling or refinancing residential property. Whether it is assisting first-time homebuyers, discovering and clearing complex title issues, or advising experienced investors in real property related matters, our experienced team is here to help with all of your residential property needs.
    Commercial
    We have represented builders, land developers, business owners, and individual investors in a wide variety of real estate transactions and related matters, including advising clients on the purchase, development, financing, selling and leasing of commercial real property. The commercial real estate services we provide including drafting and reviewing purchase contracts for buyers and sellers; examining the real estate title records and advising our clients on how the various easements, restrictions, and other title exceptions may impact the intended use and potential value of the property at issue..

  • At Horne & Horne, we have served business clients for more than 35 years. Our clients include start-ups, locally owned family businesses, investment companies and mid-size business entities. We focus on delivering personalized legal services to help you manage and grow your business strategically and effectively. With a focus on understanding our clients and their goals, we aim to become an integral part of our client’s decision making team by taking a proactive role in planning ahead for the various challenges businesses face on a daily basis, and identifying risks and preventing issues before they occur to help ensure our clients achieve their long-term business and personal goals.

    Business Law Services:

    Business Strategy Development, Business Formation, Corporate Governance, Asset Sales and Acquisitions, Business and Succession Planning, Governmental Regulatory Requirements, Business Contracts, Vendor Agreements and Employment Contracts, Transactional Letters for Borrowers, Sellers and Buyers, Commercial Lease Negotiations and Review, Outside General Counsel Services

  • We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and objectives and to develop an estate plan that is tailored to their unique situation. For some this may mean creating a basic estate plan; our general estate planning services include the preparation of wills and trusts, health care power of attorney and durable powers of attorney. While for others it may be structuring and implementing a sophisticated plan designed to minimize estate and gift taxes. This may include the creation of irrevocable trusts for generation-skipping or other tax planning purposes or creating family partnerships and limited liability companies to provide for family management of assets and facilitate gifting.

Our Values

Stephen F. Horne, III

Partner

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.

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 P. Wynn

Associate

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.

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.

With Respect to Our Founder
Stephen F. Horne II
02/04/1948 ~ 06/28/2016