Carnegie Mellon University

Heather Batzel

Heather Batzel

Managing Attorney at Batzel Law PLLC

Pittsburgh, PA 15213




Need legal advice on your startup?  Heather can provide assistance with entity formation, founders arrangements (including equity allocation and vesting of stock), intellectual property strategy, finance and raising capital, employees and consultants, commercial contracts and other related matters.

After a decade of corporate legal practice in the heart of Washington, DC, Heather Batzel opened Batzel Law PLLC in 2013. Representing the World Bank in international transactions, positioning new companies for success, serving as General Counsel at a start-up company with contracts executed on six continents, and handling numerous Wall Street deals have seasoned this corporate attorney and given her a broad, savvy perspective, keen insights and down-to-earth understanding of the needs that arise in day-to-day business operations. Heather is a skilled negotiator, a strategic corporate counsel and an expert contract drafter, and in all cases a zealous advocate of her clients. Heather’s goal in opening the doors of her own firm was to provide emerging companies with top corporate and transactional representation at affordable rates. She has worked with companies at all developmental stages and of all sizes but now focuses on providing entrepreneurs with legal counsel during the full life cycle of their companies. Heather holds a Bachelor of Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a Juris Doctor from American University. Heather is licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.