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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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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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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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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Foley & Lardner announced today that it was lauching an online teaching series called “Entrepreneurship Talks: An Interactive Learning Audio Conference Series Focused on Emerging Companies and Start-Ups.”   From the official release, it looks like there will be at least four separate talks in the series, starting off with March 23rd’s “You’ve Launched Your Business…Now […]

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Seyfarth Shaw is not your typical 739-lawyer firm.   For one thing, in the midst of an economic downturn, and in the face of what the Association of Corporate Counsel terms a “slow-motion riot” by corporate clients everywhere, Seyfarth reported gains in gross revenues (+ 5.5%), net profits(+3.5%), and profits-per-partner (+5.5%) last year. In an AmLaw Daily interview several […]

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Yesterday, Mass High Tech wrote us up as an emerging legal technology trend.  Today, American Lawyer sat down with our latest hire, Lynne Zagami, and talked about how Brightleaf represents a change in the traditional BigLaw economics and may be emerging as a new way for really talented young lawyers to work. Lynne, a former Proskauer/ Brown […]

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