Pessin Katz Law, P.A. (“PK Law”) is pleased to announce that Eric E. McLauchlin has joined the firm as a Member in PK Law’s Corporate and Real Estate Group. Mr. McLauchlin, who has been practicing law in Harford County for over 25 years, joined Towson-based PK Law with a goal of goal of merging more firms and attorneys into the firm. “Harford County is fertile ground for business activity now after several earlier years of real estate development in the area. Harford County is the ultimate setting for growth in technology and entrepreneurism,” McLauchlin says. “The county’s location is equal distance from major points to the north and south along the I-95 corridor and has the logistics, industry sectors, quality of life and business ecosystem to be one of the most sought-after business locations on the East Coast. Its highly diversified and skilled regional workforce needs professional services with matching skills and diversity.”
Mr. McLauchlin’s background is in real estate transactions and business-to-business deals, estate planning and probate administration. With the support of the 50-plus PK Law Attorney Team, he is hoping to grow his client base as well as provide additional services for his current clients.
Drake Zaharris, Managing Director of PK Law, says he’s worked with McLauchlin on business deals in the past and is very impressed with his legal abilities, professionalism and involvement in the community. “Eric is a leader in the Bel Air legal and business communities. He is the type of attorney we want in our firm to help us expand in Harford County,” he says, adding that McLauchlin joining the firm will attract other prominent attorneys in the area.
PK Law hopes to model the success it experienced at its Columbia office which, in the past couple of years, has grown to nine attorneys and seven paralegals and support staff. A lot of the credit to this success is attributed to PK Law’s culture and support.
PK Law also prides itself on creating modern, inviting and flexible workspaces at its offices in Towson, Columbia and two locations in Bel Air. A new combined Harford County office will be designed to reflect the similar feel of the current Towson and Columbia offices.
About Eric McLauchlin
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.
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 joins PK Law along with Tracey Dallahan-McLauchlin, Counsel, Paralegals Allison P. Keithley and Billie Jo Frank and Administrative Assistant Andrea S. Linthicum.