Legal Zoom's History
Lee, Liu, and Hartman started a website in 2001 and called it LegalZoom offering different types of legal services. Based in Glendale, the company banked on its co-founder Robert Shapiro popularity to a great extent. Partnering in 2012 with UK-based QualitySolicitors enabled inclusion of international services. Majority shareholding was acquired by Permira early in 2014. The company is among the leading online legal service providers for consumers and small businesses.
Legal Zoom's Values
LegalZoom provides an online questionnaire for interested people to avail legal help. The company formulates and prepares legal documents needed to start or manage a business. In-house attorneys successfully completed 200,000 legal plan consultations in 2015. It is the foremost company in USA to receive the alternate business structure (ABS) license.
What makes Legal Zoom's unique?
LegalZoom provides services related to living wills and real estate deed transfers to individuals. Power of attorney related to healthcare and copyright registration documents are other areas where individuals seek legal help. The company has a directory of attorneys offering fee-based referral services in California.