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LegalZoom to Open San Francisco Technology and Strategic Innovation Center
Aug 19, 2011 (02:08 PM EDT)
Bay Area to house LegalZoom's research and development efforts, global expansion
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LegalZoom, the nation's leading provider of online legal solutions, today announced plans to open a new R&D center in the SOMA district of San Francisco. Led by LegalZoom co-founder Eddie Hartman and CTO Tracy Terrill, the move will allow LegalZoom to re-imagine and re-engineer the way legal services are delivered.
"Our company brings together great lawyers and cutting-edge technology to give people the legal help they need," said Hartman. "San Francisco produces exactly the sort of people I'm looking for – independent thinkers who aren't afraid to challenge the way law is done, who can imagine a legal system that delivers real access and protection for the average person -- both in America and around the world."
A primary mission of the new office will be to complete LegalZoom's launch into the United Kingdom. The San Francisco Center will also be the home for LegalZoom's technology research and development and social media programs.
"LegalZoom's strength is in our people and we're always looking for great talent," said Terrill. "Our expansion will not only bring new jobs to the bay area, but will allow us to recruit from a new and talented community. It will also bring us closer to our directors and advisors, including LegalZoom board member Susan Decker, venture partners Kleiner Perkins, IVP, and Polaris Venture Partners' Dog Patch Labs."
Recruitment is already underway. It will be LegalZoom's third office following the 2009 opening of LegalZoom Austin, Texas.
LegalZoom is the nation's leading provider of online legal document services and legal plans to families and small businesses. The company was founded by top talents in law and technology to make the benefits and protections of the law accessible and affordable. LegalZoom is not a law firm. We provide self-help services and a legal plan where customers have access to attorneys at a fixed monthly fee. The company is headquartered in Glendale, California, with regional headquarters in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.legalzoom.com