Scott Hornby

Scott Hornby will be a returning partner to Hull & Chandler from senior executive leadership positions in industry.  He has practiced law for nearly 30 years across several industries, including renewables, technology, manufacturing, and environmental services.

With Hull & Chandler, Mr. Hornby focuses his practice on general corporate and business law, commercial transactions, and mergers & acquisitions (manufacturing and renewable energy). 

Before originally joining the firm, Mr. Hornby served as operating executive and general counsel for two private equity portfolio companies in the waste-to-energy and plastics manufacturing industries.     

Mr. Hornby received his undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan where he received a B.A. (dual majors) in Economics & English Literature, and he obtained his law degree from The University of Detroit School of Law.  He is licensed to practice in North Carolina and Michigan.

Mr. Hornby is married and has a son in college (working toward his electrical engineering degree), 2 dogs and a cat.  He enjoys weight-lifting and fitness, the beach, reading, and collecting vehicles.   


Representative Experience

  • President & Chief Executive Officer for a utility scale solar PV developer.
  • Led the project development legal team in the structuring of a dedicated waste-to-energy plant to be sited in the Southwestern U.S.; collaborated with the customer to structure the deal to mitigate the impact of FASB Statement No. 167 consolidation.
  • Restructured and managed IP strategy (for a manufacturing company) involving 31 issued patents and 51 patents pending in the U.S. and internationally achieving 50% reduction in annual application and maintenance fee outlays while strengthening protection of assets.
  • Led and closed several rounds of financing (while in-house), enabling the company to expand and improve its production capacity; recently closed the deal for the acquisition of the company by a strategic buyer.
  • Negotiated transaction structure, drafted definitive agreements, and managed due diligence for numerous transactions, in manufacturing, staffing, service, and environmental industries; negotiated, drafted and closed a myriad of documents and agreements typical for the successful operations of small and large corporations.
  • Litigated several “bet the company” business cases throughout the U.S., including cases of first impression.