Horace W. Horton

Partner

(207) 774-0317

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.

Experience

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.

About Horace

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.

Community Involvement

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.

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law (1973)
  • University of Maine (1965)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine (1974)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine

Professional Memberships

Professionally, Horace has served for many years in various capacities of the Cumberland Bar Association, including serving as its President in 1996.

News

3/12/2015 - Employment Law Update 2015

MAINE EMPLOYMENT UPDATE 2015 Wondering how Maine’s new laws regarding medical marijuana might impact your personnel policies? Did you know that Maine has certain leave policies in addition to FMLA? Trying to determine whether you can engage an individual as an independent contractor? Concerned that your salaried employee might not be overtime exempt? Learn the… Read more »

1/22/2014 - Attorney Horace W. Horton Celebrates 40 Successful Years

In his 40 years of practice, Horace has inspired, coached, led, and created successes, in a once small, three-person family banking firm known as Drummond & Drummond. Over 25 years as its managing partner, Horace has taken the firm from its old bank vault location with Royal manual typewriters to One Monument Way with modern state-of-the… Read more »

3/13/2013 - Horace Horton elected President of the Pine Tree Council BSA for third year

Horace W. Horton has recently been elected President of the Pine Tree Council Boy Scouts of America for the third year.  In that capacity, Horace presided over the annual Distinguished Citizen Annual Dinner honoring Richard W. Peterson, President of Maine Medical Center, and the annual Governor’s Luncheon on March 13th with Governor Paul LePage. In… Read more »

2/03/2012 - Drummond & Drummond recognizes Walter P. Stinson, Founder of Sebago Technics, Inc.

Drummond & Drummond recognizes Walter P. Stinson, Founder of Sebago Technics, Inc. On the occasion of the retirement of Walter P. Stinson, Founder of Sebago Technics, Inc., partners, Horace W. Horton and Arthur A. Cerullo, attended the retirement reception on Friday, February 3rd, and presented greetings from the firm for the long-standing relationship between Walt… Read more »

11/12/2009 - Pine Tree Council – Annual Distinguished Citizen Award

The Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America, presented Kevin Hancock, President of Hancock Lumber Company, with its 32nd Annual Distinguished Citizen Award on November 12th. Kevin is the President of one of the best known family owned businesses in the State which characterizes itself as “A Sixth generation timberland steward.” Partner Horace W. Horton,… Read more »