Heather Benzenhoefer is an Associate Attorney with Waldron and Schneider. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from South Texas College of Law Houston and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ms. Benzenhoefer works with her clients to form new business entities and maintain their existing businesses. She drafts and reviews documents such as contracts, buy/sell agreements, asset and stock purchase agreements, employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements and other necessary to operate a business. She also prepares and reviews deeds, promissory notes, leases and other related real property documents.
Ms. Benzenhoefer counsels her clients regarding options for protecting intellectual property. She also prepares and files trademark registration applications.
Additionally, Ms. Benzenhoefer assists with succession planning, including Will packages, trusts, and family limited partnerships.
Ms. Benzenhoefer enjoys helping families grow through adoption. She represents adoptive parents in private adoptions, agency adoptions and stepparent or other relative adoptions. She also has experience successfully complying with the strict requirements for interstate placements set forth in the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC).
Before she joined Waldron and Schneider, Ms. Benzenhoefer’s practice focused primarily on adoptions and representing abused and neglected children as a court appointed attorney ad litem. Ms. Benzenhoefer is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner and Educator. She enjoys using her knowledge about how trauma impacts brain development and behavior to teach classes about trauma-informed caregiving for parents, teachers, foster parents and other caregivers and to teach classes about trauma-informed advocacy for attorneys.