• Admiralty and Maritime
  • Adoption
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
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  • Banking
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  • Business
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Val Hornstein

Hornstein Law

Val Hornstein

Hornstein Law’s attorneys are seasoned and experienced in a variety of business areas. Its client roster has included large and mid-size corporations, start-up companies and creative individuals in a variety of industries and professions. They provide state-of-the-art legal counsel and practical business advice to clients in the areas of business and corporate law, including real estate, securities law, health law, intellectual property protection, licensing and commercial transactions, as well as dispute resolution services including civil litigation, arbitration and mediation. 

Since its founding in 1993, Hornstein Law has helped results-oriented clients of all sizes meet their business challenges in a professional and highly cost-effective manner. Whether a large company, a group endeavor or an individual enterprise, every successful business is driven by entrepreneurial spirit. The attorneys at Hornstein Law have both the business background and the legal experience to understand that spirit and to ensure that its clients are provided with legal assistance in the most cost-effective and professional manner.

Val Hornstein practices in the areas of civil litigation and commercial transactions, including real estate and intellectual property. He has developed a successful specialty in securities arbitration and litigation where he has received multiple million dollar plus awards for his clients.

Val is a graduate of Colgate University and George Washington University Law School and is licensed to practice in California, New York and the District of Columbia, as well as numerous federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. Prior to his legal career, Val was an information systems analyst with a global information technology company. A former board member of the American Judicature Society, he is a long-time member of the Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association Business Law Section, and its Business Litigation Committee, was an adjunct professor of e-Business in the Graduate International Business Studies Program of Dominican University of California. He serves as judge pro tem and settlement conference panelist in the San Francisco and Marin County Superior Courts and is an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association (AAA), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and others. He writes and speaks widely on legal issues.

Areas of Focus

  •     Contracts
  •     Partnership Disputes
  •     Business
  •     Commercial
  •     Financial
  •     Investments
  •     Securities
  •     Intellectual Property
  •     Trademark
  •     Patent
  •     Copyright
  •    ERISA
  •    Healthcare


  •     The George Washington University Law School, JD, law, 1985
  •     Colgate University, A.B., English, 1978