More About Erin
Erin has over 7 years in the social impact space, working with museums, county departments, tech startups and charities on issues ranging from copyrights, compliance or business operations to gifts, registrations and cause-marketing. With this all backed by her experience working around the world on other operational concerns like market entry, IP, supply chain management, licensing and contracting.
What does the work of a social impact attorney look like? It's walking community gardens through difficult community conversations. Helping tech startups decide how they can operate and make an impact. Creating fiscal sponsorships in the local arts community. Training museums on recruiting quality board members and creating easy systems. With a sprinkle of countless contract reviews, bylaws, 501(c)(3) applications and LLC formations mixed in.
Erin also serves as a mentor, working with co-working and incubation programs in the social impact space. She sits on grants committees for local funders, speaks at national nonprofit and social enterprise conferences and manages her nationally recognized blog, Notations on Nonprofits.
What does this all mean for you? Erin's unique mix experience means she know what the law requires, what funders and investors want to see and what stakeholders would like to have. She doesn't approach work robotically, and it's not her job to drown you in legal. It's her job to help you accomplish your mission in a way that is legally compliant, profitable and maintains your vision. All for a price you can afford.
Any other questions? Feel free to email or send a message. And see some of her features here.
What Makes Us Unique
Erin McClarty, PLLC has three 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.
We're here to help: Whether you're a nonprofit, socially responsible startup, social enterprise, association, philanthropist or community leader check out our blog for great information and our resource page for legal tips. Whenever you're ready to take your mission further, shoot us a message. We're happy to have a no pressure chat to see how we can help. And if we can't help, we'll find someone who can.
"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!"
-Becky Leven, Netsquared Houston
"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
Erin McClarty is unlike any lawyer I have ever known. Though Erin is thorough and determined, she is never in a hurry. Though she is super-smart and super-precise, she is never condescending......she is always thoughtful, kind, and generous. She listens carefully and has a way of making you feel like your words and your thoughts—even your questions, confusion, and frustration—matter, and that they can be worked through with patience and taking the next right step that’s needed. She is always patient, polite, and gracious, which makes her a true joy to work with. And, of course, she knows so much—we’re talking, human-encyclopedia-style, that you just feel strong and empowered by the gift of getting to have her by your side.