What Makes Us Unique
Erin McClarty, PLLC has two focuses:
Accessibility: Why pay for advice that's hard to use? Or worse, advice that's hard to understand? At EMPLLC we deliver advice in easy to read and easy to understand formats. And using visuals to communicate difficult concepts. See examples of our work here.
Affordability: At EMPLLC we favor low-cost, fixed fee models. This way the client knows the expense, can budget for costs and ask questions without penalties. We encourage clients to ask questions and learn. But we also offer hourly rates, and can accommodate payment arrangements. Learn more about the affordable services we offer here.
More About Erin
Erin started at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Texas Accounts and Lawyers for the Arts working on copyrights, general compliance, operations, formation and gifts. She's also handled management roles with Fortune 500 companies.
But her passion is helping start and champion purpose driven organizations. Erin has walked community gardens, crowdfunding apps and health initiatives through difficult entity discussions. She's helped arts organizations minimize exposure by drafting easy to use policies and procedures. She's set up systems to vet and recruit board members, trained jazz educators to cultural advocates and produced countless business documents.
But it's not enough to work for purpose driven organizations, she focuses on stewarding their causes too. By mentoring startup social enterprises through GoodWorks Houston. Sitting as an adviser for grant panels and committees. Speaking at national conferences and last but not least managing her nationally recognized blog, Notations on Nonprofits.
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"Erin was engaged as a speaker for NetSquared Houston to give us some legal insights on the cross section of technology and nonprofits - she was outstanding! Erin really knows her stuff. She put together a great, informative presentation and also did a wonderful job answering audience questions. She was able to communicate legal concepts to a nonlegal audience in an accessible and engaging way. I highly recommend her as a speaker!"
"Erin has been an excellent resource at the Houston Area Urban League - Entrepreneurship Center as a business mentor. Over the last five years, she has enhanced our Small Business Development University training platform with her customized presentations on"The Legalities of Starting and Running a Small Business or Non-Profit Organization." She is patient, thorough, and an absolute professional. Thank you Erin, for providing outstanding demonstrated knowledge, service, and immediate client response. We appreciate everything you do for us at the Houston Area Urban League in helping to create jobs and better economic health in the minority and urban core communities of Greater Houston Area."
"In the few years that I have known Erin, I found her to be incredibly knowledgeable about the arts from a legal perspective, in addition to being a great person to be around. Erin helped me tremendously, especially with contracts. Furthermore, she has a great moral compass, is very insightful and thorough and always gives the best advice she can offer. After using her services, I would highly recommend Erin for anyone needing legal advice or opinion."
- Elia Quiles, UP Art Studio