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Fifteen years ago the company created a website with a consumer interface to give potential clients a place to find answers to their legal questions.  From the beginning the company was able to monetize the website by setting up a membership model for interested attorneys. By fulfilling the promise of providing quality content and up-to-date resources, the company has grown and been consistently profitable. 

The company founder recognized the opportunity to use the Internet to provide information to consumers then link them with qualified attorneys.  Attorneys needed a way to market their skills, a forum to exchange ideas and a portal to educate clients. Beginning in 2006, the owner worked with other attorneys to start a separate but similar organization centered on legal assistance in another legal specialty.  In 2013, the founder bought out his partners and merged the sites into the same legal entity.

Between the two divisions, the company now has recurring monthly and annual fee income from over 750 attorneys from 600 law firms in 46 states.

In addition to their attorney profiles on the websites, members, typically firms of 1-5 attorneys, receive innovative outsource marketing tools to build credibility and brand recognition in a crowded marketplace.  By helping their members manage email contacts, generate e-newsletters with engaging content and create and host their websites, the company has become a vital resource for each of its members, especially for those smaller firms looking to outsource their marketing efforts. To enhance the value of its web hosting capability, the company has developed a proprietary plug-in that will integrate E-newsletter content with the law firm’s website.

Resources:

  • 600+ law firms paying for membership
  • 1,930,000 unique visitors and 4,200,000 page views in 2015
  • Potential for additional ad revenue
  • Most visited site in the U.S. for a niche legal specialty
  • Templates to provide member clients with easy-to-establish websites

Location:         New England

Real Estate:     The Company leases office space in a city center

Customers:     The Company has over six hundred paying member law firms from 46 states

Employees:      The Company currently has seven employees not including the non-working owner who spends most of his time running his own law firm.  The company also has longstanding contracting relationships with legal experts and content providers.

Legal: The Company is an S corporation and is current on all of its filings with the government.  The Company is not currently involved in any litigation.

Reason for Sale: The owner is working several new projects unrelated to the business.

Transition: The current team is in place to allow a new owner to step in without disruption.  The owner is willing to provide limited assistance during the transition.

For additional information, please email jmuir@beaconequityadvisors.com & attach copy of signed NDA (click here for the NDA).