Things are looking up for LegalZoom. The online legal services provider and pioneer received a $500 million investment and reached a $2 billion valuation earlier this year. And its protracted and closely watched dispute with the North Carolina State Bar, which had accused the company of the unauthorized practice of law, has faded in the rearview mirror following a settlement.
That’s not to say that the Glendale, California-based tech company, which was founded in 2001, isn’t facing any more hurdles as it forges ahead. But its top lawyer, Chas Rampenthal, said he’s seen a “tide turn” and believes that over the last decade the number of lawyers and bar groups who view his company as a threat has steadily diminished.
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