Mary Lee Herrington is the principal attorney at MLH Legal Consultancy P.C., based in New York. Previously a corporate transactional attorney at two multi-national law firms and the founder of an event planning company producing events in the United Kingdom and France, Mary brings her expertise in corporate and business law and running a small business to her role as outside general counsel advising creative entrepreneurs on a broad range of legal issues, including drafting and negotiation of commercial services contracts, business formations, licensing deals, IP issues, independent contractor agreements, defamation issues, non-compete agreements, joint ventures and partnership agreements, among others.
Our extensive roster of clients includes successful and notable event planning companies, photography studios, graphic designers, floral and event production firms, and talent agencies. Mary’s proactive and pragmatic approach as legal counsel draws on a thorough understanding of her clients’ businesses and the resourcefulness necessary in running a successful small business.
Mary has over 10 years combined experience as a lawyer and business owner and is admitted to the New York State Bar. In addition to her legal practice, she participates in alumni mentoring and speaking engagements, including recently as a speaker at Engage! Summits. Other past speaking engagements include as a keynote speaker for the Trustee’s Council of Penn Women on the challenges and fulfillment in entrepreneurship.
Mary resides in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, son, and two maltese-yorkies.