Nicole Schaefer JD ’14
Nicole Schaefer JD ’14, a Portland-based family law attorney and entrepreneur, has founded Crescendo Legal, a law firm that will specialize in music, creative business, and art law. Schaefer is founder and CEO of several law-related services that include Let’s Untie the Knot, a divorce website that enables couples to control their own uncontested divorce from start to finish, as well as Your Lawyers Online, a virtual law firm of online legal providers specializing in divorce, probate, business, and animal law, and its affiliate website OnlineRecordExpungement.com. “Technology has changed [the legal landscape], providing clients the opportunity to shop for services when they used to just head down the street to the nearest law firm,” says Schaefer. “I want to enable and empower clients, as well as future and current professionals, to do law differently, from purchasing textbooks to finding the services that work best for them, when and how they want it.” Schaefer has certificates in animal law and criminal law and procedure and extensive experience in family court procedures, forming corporations, and estate planning. Crescendo Legal’s website at crescendolegal.com.