Business Law

Experienced In Complex Business Law Issues

The legal aspects of starting, maintaining and growing a business are often quite complicated. From contract disputes to tax issues, hiring a lawyer from our firm can significantly streamline the process and keep things running smoothly.

Horton, Ballard & Pemerton represents both small and large businesses in and around the Chattanooga, Tennessee, area. Our attorneys help companies on a variety of legal matters, including business formation issues, asset purchases and litigation.

Contact our firm at 423-427-4944. We can get your questions answered and can advise you regarding the best course of action for your business.

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Much of the work we do for our business clients involves the legal matters required to start a company. Our attorneys get involved from the very beginning with advice to help structure the company. Our firm is well-versed in the creation of various business entities, including limited liability companies, corporations, limited partnerships and general partnerships. We also assist clients in obtaining the various registrations and licensing required by federal, state and local laws.

From employment contracts to asset purchase agreements, contracts are used in almost all aspects of running a business. These legal documents can be difficult to understand but can have substantial and far reaching consequences. We can assist with contract negotiations and handle the drafting of the terms agreed to by the parties.

Business owners must sometimes be prepared to take a conflict to trial. From contract disputes to employee lawsuits, Horton, Ballard & Pemerton litigators can aggressively pursue your best interests in the courtroom. The attorneys at Horton, Ballard & Pemerton have substantial experience in litigating business disputes of all types in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels. We can handle large, complex matters, yet are small enough that each case receives individual attention.


We understand the prominent role that trust plays in our relationships with area businesses. This is one reason why we offer ongoing business support to handle our clients’ changing needs as their businesses grow.

To set up a meeting with a business law attorney at our Chattanooga, Tennessee, office, contact us at 423-427-4944.

What it means to work with our firm

  • Straightforward Legal Advice
  • Nearly 100 Years of Legal Experience
  • Guided Representation
  • Skilled Litigators


Helping You Solve Your Case Effectively & Efficiently

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