LegalZoom was founded in 2001 by attorneys Brian Liu, Edward Hartman, and Robert Shapiro. The company is headquartered in Glendale, California. LegalZoom is an online legal services provider that offers document preparation and filing services for individuals and small businesses. In 2003, LegalZoom filed its first trademark application. In 2004, the company launched its website. In 2006, LegalZoom received venture capital funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In 2007, the company introduced a new service that allows customers to create custom legal documents. In 2009, LegalZoom filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas over a law that requires in-person notarization of legal documents. In 2010, the company partnered with the American Bar Association. In 2011, LegalZoom filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida over a law that requires in-person signatures on legal documents. In 2012, the company partnered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In 2013, LegalZoom acquired the Canadian company Rocket Lawyer.
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