Brightleaf sells document automation technologies—and technology-leveraged services—that help lawyers work more quickly, efficiently, accurately, collaboratively, and profitably.  We deploy those technologies and services at law firms and in-house legal departments.  Our customers at those firms and departments use Brightleaf to improve contract creation and contract negotiation…and to gain greater contract intelligence over their executed transactions. We make […]

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Okay.  That title sounds like the old joke: “News Bulletin: A common household product may be killing you as you watch this television.  That story, and film, at 11…Now, back to a very special episode of ‘The Golden Girls’…” But more and more recent studies suggest that sitting for long periods each day is killing you. Stated more […]

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Have you noticed something new on the right side of the page when you visit the National Venture Capital Association’s Model Legal Documents page? If you haven’t, perhaps you should take a look, as that’s where you’ll find a link to the newly unveiled Brightleaf Personal. What is Brightleaf Personal you ask? Great question! Brightleaf […]

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You may have heard about the recent announcement from AngelList that, with the help of Wilson Sonsini, they’re now going to offer a platform startups can use to generate seed financing documents for free. Yes, you read that right. Companies can go to this site, fill in some information, get some legal input if needed, […]

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Being a sports-savvy group of New Englanders, we Brightleaf folks pay attention to goings-on around the Red Sox clubhouse. Like most people here, we were beside ourselves in 2004, thrilled to be thrilled again in 2007, and in 2011, we felt like the “25 guys, 25 taxis” team was making a resurgence. Needless to say, […]

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We’re not shy about saying that we’ve really enjoyed working with Charles Knight and Bryan McKae at Venture Law Advisors in Denver. They’re super innovative and are just a pleasure to work with. So we were really excited when they came to us with the idea of launching VentureExpress. Here’s our conversation with Bryan McKae […]

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I really wanted to call this post, “Oklahoma: Where the Winds of Legal Technology Change are Sweepin’ Down the Plain.”  But that would be terrible SEO.  And not particularly funny, either. The ABA Journal reported over the last week on the goings on at TechShow.  Among said goings-on was a rather direct-sounding presentation called, “The […]

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It’s that time of year again! Time to gather the giant snowmen, brush up on our celebrity endorsements, and make our way to LegalTech. In case you’re not familiar, LegalTech is a great conference done each year in New York City. It gathers many of the prominent brands of legal technology in the Hilton in […]

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Interesting post this week by Kevin O’Keefe at Real Lawyers Have Blogs.  Kevin posits that Flipboard, the fast-spreading social magazine publishing platform, should probably be the way that legal content creators syndicate their stuff out to their audiences.  His well-reasoned logic goes like this: 1. Flipboard has a clean, beautiful interface that its readers love. […]

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Venture Capital & Emerging Companies lawyers have to work hard to be successful. They work in an exciting environment, with energetic companies who lead our economy to wherever it’s going. But,  unfortunately, the size of their deals, the failure rate of new ventures, and the likelihood that successful ventures will “leave the nest” for lawyers […]

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Back in the day, when my Mom was a Real Estate partner at Ropes & Gray in Boston, she had in her skyscraper-ish office an old, golden-oak rolltop desk.  Though it was usually buried beneath similarly skyscraper-ish piles of documents, where each such document evidenced some thrillingly arcane sewer easement or preexisting non-conforming use, the desk itself […]

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If you’re interested–really interested–in how to bring innovation to the delivery of legal services, and if you haven’t thoroughly checked out Rich Baer’s blog, ‘Reliance on Counsel” yet, you should stop reading this right now and go there.  Now.  Seriously…go on.  Go. Don’t worry….we’ll wait for you.  [Why are you still here?  You shouldn’t be here.  Go here instead.  C’mon…go…] […]

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If you’re a corporate lawyer whose life involves deal work for growing companies, chances are you’re intimately familiar with the National Venture Capital Association’s model legal documents.  This set of eight documents is immediately recognizable to most firms that practice in this space, and whether firms use the documents in their original form or modify […]

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Kraft Kennedy’s Michael Mills writes about legal document assembly (and Brightleaf) in this month’s issue of Legal Technology News.  Mills comes to Kraft-Kennedy from 20 years at Davis Polk, much of it spent heading the firm’s knowledge management and technology functions, so he knows of what he speaks.

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