PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Rachel Schaffer
Schaffer Law Firm PLLC
1200 Villa Place, Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37212
Work Phone: (615)712-6394
Fax Phone: (615)712-6394
Visit our Website: http://www.schafferlawfirmtn.com
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Rachel Schaffer grew up in a suburb north of Albany, New York, and attended college at Northeastern University in Boston. She graduated summa cum laude majoring in Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Music Industry. While in college, Ms. Schaffer participated in Northeastern’s prestigious cooperative education program working with the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts, Inc. from 2004-2007. Ms. Schaffer was also a founding member of Boston Entertainment Group as head of Artist & Repertoire from 2005-2007. As head of A&R, Ms. Schaffer was directly responsible for two bands and three solo artists and was the personal manager of two emerging acts. In addition, Ms. Schaffer participated on Northeastern’s teams for the annual Business Beanpot Case Analysis Competition, winning the competition in 2006 and 2007.

In the fall of 2007 Ms. Schaffer entered Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in the common law division. Ms. Schaffer chose to focus her legal studies in the areas of business law, entertainment law and intellectual property law, taking every class Loyola had to offer. In summer 2008 Ms. Schaffer came to Nashville to work with the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Greater Nashville and a solo practicing entertainment attorney. Ms. Schaffer assisted managing attorneys with drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts. In spring 2010 Ms. Schaffer was one of two students chosen from an applicant pool of 400 to intern with the Superbowl-winning NFL New Orleans Saints. Ms. Schaffer received her Juris Doctor from Loyola in 2010, graduating in the top 25% of her class. Ms. Schaffer was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 2010 and the New York Bar in 2011.

In March 2011 Ms. Schaffer officially opened the doors to Schaffer Law Firm PLLC with a passionate mission of realizing the needs of startup and small business owners. Ms. Schaffer proclaims herself the “entrepreneur who helps entrepreneurs” with the aspiration to be a trusted advisor to business owners from startup to buyout. By being the first and only law firm to locate amongst locally owned businesses in historic Edgehill Village, Schaffer Law Firm offers top quality affordable legal services tailored specifically to the needs of business owners including initial business audits, business entity selection and formation, estate planning including succession plans for business owners, contract negotiation and review, intellectual property protection, collections and business litigation.


Additional Information

TBA Membership Status: Member : 2014 - 2015
Legal Education: Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Year Licensed: 2010
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 2010
Other Licenses: New York
Section Membership(s): Young Lawyers Division, General-Solo-Small Firm Practitioners Section, TBA Members
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, Law Office Administration, Litigation - General Civil Practice, Trust, Estate Planning & Probate, Entertainment & Sports Law