Heather N. Schafer

Best Foot Forward was conceived by Heather N. Schafer, an Intellectual Property attorney and partner in Schafer Smith’s Chicago office.  After over six years of representing innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs  – Heather recognized the need for a source of plain english information on intellectual property and contract basics.  Working intimately with clients as they launched ventures around their technology and art, Heather also recognized the need for guidance on how to “keep your head” while entering the groundless territory of entrepreneurship.

Heather teaches as an adjunct at Chicago Kent College of law and writes freelance for intellectual property law blogs as well as for Intellectual Property Magazine.  In addition, she gives presentations and has published numerous articles and book chapters on Intellectual Property Law topics.

Heather is also a co-founder and legal counsel for The NeuroBureau, a neuro-collaboration research movement and serves on the executive board of portoluz, an organization building sanctuaries for progressive culture.

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