Cindy Horenstein


Cindy’s Practice

Vancouver, Washington based business attorney Cindy Horenstein advises closely-held businesses throughout Washington and Oregon from start-up and formation, throughout the life of the business, to transition of the business to the next generation or sale to employees or outsiders.

She has extensive experience in business formations, including limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships and structuring, negotiating and documenting business transactions. Her practice with regard to business lifecycle and succession planning includes:

  • Contract preparation and review
  • Addition of new owners and addressing issues that arise with multiple owners
  • Lease questions
  • Employment concerns
  • Deferred compensation arrangements
  • Protection of intellectual property rights
  • Collection matters
  • Transition planning due to retirement or sale of the business
“I was looking for a Corporate Lawyer to assist me with the purchase of a small business. Cynthia Horenstein was recommended as someone who could help draft an offer, a purchase agreement and establish my business as an entity—and all that goes along with that! After meeting Cynthia and working with her firm, I highly recommend them to anyone looking for an honest, hard working firm that will have your best interest at heart. They provided assistance every step of the way, making what seemed to be a daunting task, very do-able. I thank them all, and especially Cynthia, for her knowledge and assistance. When you work with Horenstein Law Group, know that you’ll be well taken care of for your business needs.”
– Tim Ciri – President, Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting


“From my first questions ten years ago to the recent document preparation for an asset sale of a company, I have been pleased with Cindy and HLG for their service and value.”
– Lorin Erickson


Her Approach

Cindy’s business law practice focuses around the “team approach” to providing client services. Recognizing that clients’ issues are multifaceted, when appropriate she encourages clients to seek and obtain not only legal advice but also input from other experts.

Because of her extensive referral network of bankers, accountants, financial planners, and insurance professionals, she can assist clients with assembling the appropriate advisory team.

Cindy is responsive and believes in effective communication so that the client — and advisers, as appropriate — are always aware of the status of the project.


When not providing legal services, Cindy enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, entertaining, snow skiing and biking.

Case Studies

Business Purchase and Sales

Extensive experience with clients’ teams to negotiate and document favorable business transitions (purchasing, selling, and gifting to family).

Medical Practice Formation

Assisted physicians in formation of specialty medical practice, including working with consulting team to obtain Certificate of Need.

Business Formation and Maintenance

Assisted hundreds of clients in various industries with successfully navigating business formation and ongoing company maintenance, including lease negotiations, employment issues, asset protection, and ownership changes. Industries and professionals served include:

  • acupuncturists
  • architects
  • audiologists
  • environmental restoration
  • contractors
  • dentists
  • engineers
  • factoring companies
  • financial planners
  • heating & air conditioning
  • insurance agents
  • inventors
  • manufacturing
  • oral surgeons
  • physicians
  • plumbers
  • psychologists
  • real estate developers
  • retail sales
  • salons
  • software development
  • trucking companies
  • yoga and Pilates facilities

Family Asset Protection

Extensive experience advising families on asset protection and transition options.

Consulting Agreements

Prepared numerous agreements for business consultants.


  • Willamette University College of Law, J.D., Salem, Oregon
  • Gonzaga University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Spokane, Washington
  • Columbia River High School, Vancouver, WA

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • Oregon

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon

Professional Activities

  • Washington State Bar Association
    Active member of the Business Law and Intellectual Property Sections
  • Oregon State Bar Association
    Active member of the Business Law Section
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Washington Women Lawyers Association
  • Willamette University College of Law Mentor Program
Cindy lectured extensively on business law and was an adjunct teacher at Clark Community College Paralegal Program. She is also an active participant in her community. She was a founding director of Leadership Clark County, serving as its curriculum chair. She is a member of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and Washington Executive Women. She has volunteered with the local Boy Scouts, soccer club and has taught religious school. Cindy is a two-term past president of Women In Action and participated in their mentoring program. She served as a director of Southwest Washington Independent Forward Thrust (SWIFT) and the YMCA.

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