SmartLegalForms, Inc. was founded by Richard S. Granat in 1998 to develop innovative approaches to using the Internet to deliver legal services. The company was established to respond to the enormous inefficiencies in the legal services sector and to address the fact that there was little development of “consumer” or “client-facing” approaches to the delivery of legal services.
In 2000, we launched our revolutionary SmartLegalForms web service which enables users to assemble complex legal documents or Adobe .pdf forms using the Rapidocs software, which “interviews” users and creates complex documents tailored to their individual circumstances.
Today we have a large portfolio or revenue-producing properties. SmartLegalForms, Inc. publishes over 35 highly specific legal document and legal information web sites, either directly or on behalf of clients, and serves over 100,000 users a month.
In 2009, we launched our DirectLaw Web Service to enable solos and small law firms to deliver legal services online. DirectLaw provides a virtual law firm platform for small law firms that empowers these firms to remain competitive with new entrants to the marketplace such as LegalZoom and RocketLawyer.