Erin Chance began her legal career in the Atlanta office of Kilpatrick Stockton where she practiced on the Securities and Franchising team. There, she specialized in securities and banking law and worked on a variety of legal matters, including initial public offerings, forming state and national banks, periodic reporting for public companies and banks, private offerings, compliance with state securities laws, and general corporate matters. After leaving Kilpatrick Stockton in 2001, Erin provided legal counsel to in-house attorneys regarding general corporate matters at a large healthcare non-profit, an appliance manufacturer, and a medical software company.
In 2012, Erin formed Chance Law, LLC, a law firm specializing in providing corporate legal advice and assistance to in-house legal counsel as well as providing general corporate advice, contract review and negotiation, and legal analysis to companies and other law firms. Erin has extensive experience negotiating licensing and sponsorship agreements with major league, minor league, and college sports franchises as well as contracts related to local sporting and community events. She has drafted and negotiated supply chain agreements covering food, non-food, equipment, and build-out products and services. She is also experienced in drafting marketing agreements, confidentiality agreements, staffing agreements, and other general corporate contracts. Erin provides general corporate advice to businesses as well as non-profit organizations.
Erin received both her JD and BA in English from the University of Georgia with honors. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Stephen Chance, a partner in the plaintiffs’ boutique firm Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance. She and Stephen have three children, Madison, Patrick, and Anna. The Chance family passionately advocates and fundraises for childhood cancer research as a result of Patrick’s battle against neuroblastoma, a solid tumor of the sympathetic nervous system. Patrick passed away peacefully on his 9th birthday in 2012. It is in his memory that the Chances continue to fundraise for less toxic, more effective treatment for childhood cancer through the Press On Fund. Erin is also on the Board of Directors for Intown Collaborative Ministries, a non-profit dedicated to ending homelessness in intown Atlanta. In her free time, Erin loves to garden, travel, spend time in the mountains, and love on their 3 dogs and cat.