Yellow Dog Legal

Yellow Dog Legal

Yellow Dog Legal is your best friend in Estate Planning, Probate, and Business law.

Firm Overview

Nicole Schaefer has been certified as a Family Business Lawyer, meaning that she provides a level of service not found in a traditional law firm. Nicole has been specially trained to do Family Wealth Planning Sessions (a very special kind of Estate Planning consultation) as well as LIFT Your Business Sessions (where she audits your entire business and helps you achieve your goals). Nicole is also a certified Money Map coach and can lead clients through this incredibly eye-opening process in which they examine their relationship with money and learn to control money and not the other way around.

Nicole specializes in helping Animal-based businesses, such as groomers, pet store owners, stable owners, breeders, etc. She loves assisting people to reach their dreams while also making sure that they have solid business succession plans as well as good estate plans to protect their families.

Nicole also enjoys trademarks and was taught by one of the foremost trademark attorneys in the entire United States.

Yellow Dog Legal was named so because of Nicole's love of animals but also because she owns two yellow labs currently- Maggie and Cody. To Nicole, dogs especially represent happiness, support, and home. She hopes that Yellow Dog Legal also provides these things to her clients and that they feel like they have a best friend in the legal field.

Main Office

Main Office
P.O. Box 91412
Portland OR 97229


(971) 350-8516


Yellow Dog Legal


Free Initial Consultation?

15 minutes free

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Family Wealth Planning Session- $250 which is credited to the client if they buy an estate plan. LIFT Your Business- $250 which is credited towards any business service or subscription.

Hourly Rates


Office Information

Office Hours


Office Manager

Rita Arnhold

Emergency After Hours


Estate Planning


What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

The more educated the better! However, I enjoy using my FWPS to educate my clients about estate planning at a deeper level than what they might find online.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes. I volunteer with several organizations and I have a second firm, Crescendo Legal, that serves creatives in the community on a sliding-scale basis. I am currently working to set up free clinics for that firm.

Nicole Schaefer

Yellow Dog Legal

Nicole graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School, where she received certificates in Animal Law and Criminal Law. Nicole has been named Top Animal Lawyer by Spot Magazine for 2019. In her spare time, Nicole loves dancing, reading, comedy, and doing fun things.

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