LegalZoom is an online legal technology company that provides legal solutions for families and small business. The company helps its customers create an array of legal documents without having to necessarily hire a lawyer.
LegalZoom is a trusted technology platform that gives the world access to professional legal advice. From starting a new business to assisting in protecting families, contracts to copyrights, trademarks to trusts, – it is the leading provider of online legal solutions for families and small businesses.
LegalZoom was founded in March 12, 2001 by Brian P. Y. Liu, Brian S. Lee, Edward R. Hartman, and Robert Shapiro. The company is headquartered in Glendale, California.
LegalZoom is often described as a disruptive innovator in the market for legal services. By using computer technology to render services at lower prices, the company also helps expand the ability of consumers and small business owners to access legal services.
LegalZoom provides legal services in various common categories including copyrights, DBAs, business formation, trusts, wills, patents, power of attorney, pre-nuptial agreements, and real estate leases. The company also offers legal plans through its network of independent attorneys.
LegalZoom is backed by top-tier investors including Kleiner Perkins, IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), Polaris Partner, Francisco Partners, GPI Capital, and Permira among others. The company has acquired Beaumont Legal Dec 7, 2015. The company has also made two investments to date.
LegalZoom has been recognized a number of times over the years for its entrepreneurial acumen. In 2011, Business Insider ranked LegalZoom 27th on its list of the world's most valuable startups, and in 2012, Fast Company ranked LegalZoom 26th on its list of the most innovative companies.