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 understand formats. See examples here.
Affordability: We favor low-cost, fixed fee models because we encourage clients to ask questions and learn without penalty. 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, compliance, business operations and gifts for nonprofits. She's also had management roles withFortune 500 legal departments, working on market entry, IP research, international business law, general business and contracting.
But Erin's work with nonprofits and social enterprises spans several years. Walking community gardens through difficult formation conversations. Minimizing losses within service providers with easy to use policies. Establishing local arts organizations with fiscal sponsor prep. Helping community gardens recruit quality board members with easy to adopt systems. And reviewing a countless number of bylaws, grant awards, 501(c)(3) applications and other documents.
Erin also mentors startup social enterprises through GoodWorks Houston. She sits on grants committees for local funders. Speaks at national nonprofit and social enterprise conferences in addition to managing her nationally recognized blog, Notations on Nonprofits.
On a personal level, Erin doesn't have pets but does have a ceramic bulldog (much easier to clean after). She's a big fan of jazz and hiked one of the tallest peaks in Hong Kong. She's also a native Texan, so any temperature under 60 Degrees is considered "cold" to her.
Any other questions? Feel free to email or send a message. And see some of my features here.
"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