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 the planning and formation of businesses, including limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships. Her practice with regard to business lifecycle and succession planning includes:
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.
Extensive work with clients’ teams to negotiate and document favorable business transitions.
Assisted physicians in formation of specialty medical practice, including working with consulting team to obtain Certificate of Need.
Assisted hundreds of clients in various industries with successfully navigating business formation and ongoing company maintenance, including lease negotiations and employment issues. Industries and professionals served include:
Extensive experience advising families on asset protection and transition options.
Prepared numerous agreements for business consultants.
Cindy is a frequent lecturer on business law and was an adjunct teacher at Clark Community College. She is also an active participant in her community. She was a founding director of Leadership Clark County, also serving as its curriculum chair. She is a member of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and Washington Executive Women. She regularly volunteers with the local Boy Scouts and 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.