For almost 40 years, Horace Horton has been one of Drummond & Drummond’s greatest assets. Now a senior partner, Horace enjoys a distinguished reputation as a terrific advocate and confident leader.
Horace joined the firm in 1973. He has represented a wide array of business entities, performing work in most areas of corporate law including incorporation, purchase and sale, merger and liquidation.
He has also been involved in all areas of banking law with emphasis in commercial transactions from both the lender’s and borrower’s perspective and complex workouts from both the creditor’s and debtor’s perspective.
Horace has an extensive real estate background, starting by performing title examinations as a law clerk prior to being admitted to practice. He subsequently conducted residential and commercial loan closings of all types for the former Maine National Bank and other institutional and private clients.
In recent years, a good portion of Horace’s practice has been focused on the negotiation and drafting of commercial leases for such regional retail clients as Olympia Sport Center, Inc. and serving as counsel to nearly two hundred diverse corporate entities.
Horace was born in the coastal Hancock County town of Blue Hill, Maine and graduated from the University of Maine in Orono in 1965. Following service for the U.S. Army in the Vietnam conflict, he graduated from the University of Maryland Law School in 1973.
He and his family have lived for decades in the coastal town of Yarmouth, where he has always remained active in the community.
Horace is currently active as a trustee of the Maine Historical Society, President of the Board of Directors of the Pine Tree Council Boy Scouts of America, and in alumni work at the University of Maine.
Horace has also been active in many other community activities including the Yarmouth School Committee, Moderator of the Yarmouth Town Meeting, , and the First Parish Congregational Church in Yarmouth.
He served as Chairman of the Casco Bay Regional YMCA, a joint effort of the Greater Yarmouth – Freeport area which organized and established a YMCA facility north of Portland, and served as Chairman of the Cumberland County YMCA for several years.
- University of Maryland School of Law (1973)
- University of Maine (1965)
- Maine (1974)
- U.S. District Court, District of Maine
Professionally, Horace has served for many years in various capacities of the Cumberland Bar Association, including serving as its President in 1996.