LegalZoom was founded in 2001 in Glendale, California, by current CEO John Suh and partners. The company operates a website which offers legal advice and forms.
The company offers a variety of legal services for which most people really don’t need an attorney. Common forms that generally need only notary service include DBA’s, copyright, trusts, simple wills, power of attorney, and real estate leases. Forms are available for each state for a small fee, which is far less than an attorney would charge. LegalZoom has received numerous awards, including Business Insider and Fast Company, who both listed LegalZoom as Most Valuable Startup.
The company does business in the USA, the UK, Mexico, and Egypt. Permira acquired LegalZoom’s European business. Company headquarters are located in Glendale, California, but recently built another corporate office in Austin, Texas.