Eric E. McLauchlin is a Member in PK Law’s Corporate and Real Estate Group and has been practicing law in Harford County for over 25 years. Upon receiving his J.D., Mr. McLauchlin served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Stephen M. Waldron in the Circuit Court for Harford County. He then began his private law practice career assisting clients with business matters, contracts, civil litigation, real estate development, estate planning, estate administration and employment law. He has since narrowed his practice, while drawing on the significant experience from his earlier years of practice, to advising individuals and businesses on business formation, structures, sales, complex contracts, and mergers and acquisitions. Many of his clients are in the hospitality, health care, technology, professional services and nonprofit sectors. He routinely assists with governmental relations between his clients, Harford County, its municipalities and their many agencies, particularly where economic development efforts are concerned. Mr. McLauchlin also assists business clients with their day-to-day obligations such as employment law, employment policies and handbooks, wage and hour compliance, overtime issues and restrictive employment covenants.
As a compliment to the business services he provides, Mr. McLauchlin advises many of his clients on estate planning issues, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, wealth preservation, and succession management. When life changing events such as divorce, retirement, disability and death occur, Mr. McLauchlin assists business owners and their families administer the plans that have been carefully created and put in place for their wellbeing and protection. He does so, not just with technical skill, but with empathy and compassion for how complex and emotional the circumstances can be.
In addition to his active law practice, Mr. McLauchlin dedicates considerable time to the community. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the Harford Community College Foundation Board and is a Director of the national nonprofit Arrow Child and Family Ministries, an organization dedicated to helping kids and strengthening families through child welfare and educational services. He is also a Director of Addiction Connections Resource, Inc., a community-based, nonprofit organization serving individuals and their families suffering from drug addiction and alcoholism. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation for Harford County, and the Salisbury University Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Army Alliance, and is a graduate and former Board Member of the Harford Leadership Academy where he was selected from among the Academy’s alumni as one if its Top Twenty Leaders.
Eric and his wife, Tracey, reside in Fallston with their daughters.