Netlaw delivers all of the above.
Netlaw is an online system that provides legal services from the Hargrove Firm, a specialty law firm that has been delivering estate planning services to high-net-worth clients for decades.
Hargrove Law Firm founder & partner Jamie Hargrove is that rare attorney who is popular among financial advisors. Why? Because he addressed what he likes to call the “black hole problem” for financial advisors. Simply stated, when Financial Advisors need to refer their clients to attorney for estate planning legal services, they too often experience delays, red tape, and unexpected costs.
Jamie had already built a successful estate & trust law practice when he decided to create create a fixed-price, streamlined solution for estate planning. “First Step Planning” as he called it, was quickly embraced by the Financial Advisor community as well as the legal community. In time the service was moved online. And in 2012, the First Step Planning service was awarded the American Bar Association eLawyering award for the best online delivery of legal services in the United States. Hargrove was, as it turned out, ahead of its time.
Enter Jamie’s son, Alex Hargrove, a patent-holding inventor in the tech industry. Alex had a vision of how the Hargrove solution could be delivered online to address the huge number of Americans who have no estate plan. He recognized that his father’s method could be delivered with a purpose-built, web-based software application that would make the service easy to use, accessible, simple, and affordable.
That service became Netlaw, and it is now available online to Financial Advisors in all 50 states.
Jamie Hargrove spun his current practice (The Hargrove Firm) out of a 160-attorney law firm, where he lead their estate & trust practice for 9 years. Today, The Hargrove Firm has offices in multiple states and continues to evolve from a regional practice in Louisville, Lexington and Nashville to a national presence with the continued focus in Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning, Probate, Trust Administration and related Tax matters. Hargrove’s focus nationwide is delivering sophisticated estate and tax planning strategies for high net worth families.
As an attorney and a CPA, Jamie’s skillset provides him with a unique perspective that brings added value for his clients. He is the only attorney & CPA in Kentucky to be designated as an accredited estate planner by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. He has been included in numerous editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and have been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in Trust & Estates Law by his peers, as published in "The American Lawyer". He was an early pioneer of delivering legal service online, creating his “First Step Planning” service to make estate planning more efficient. In 2012, he was the recipient of the American Bar Association eLawyering award for the best online delivery of legal services of any law firm, of any discipline, in the United States. His “first step planning” system was the foundational idea and technology one which the current Netlaw platform has been built.
Jamie is considered an innovator and thought leader in his profession. He is the author of the book “The End of Lawyers, Thank Goodness! Estate Planning and the End of Inefficient Lawyers”, which envisions a much-improved interaction between financial advisors and attorneys. As co-founder of Netlaw, he is currently on a mission to turn that vision into a reality.
Alex J Hargrove, JD, (@HargroveAlex) attended Washington and Lee Law School before co-founding a legal technology company, NetLaw (netlaw.com), in 2012. He developed the original American Bar Association award winning platform that led to the company's founding shortly after graduating law school. His company has since raised $13 million dollars in private equity. An inventor of record on multiple patents, Mr. Hargrove has made a career straddling the line between lawyers and the world of high-tech. He currently serves as Chief Technology Officer at NetLaw and sits on its board.
You need top notch legal services, and you need them to be provided in an efficient, transparent way so you can maintain accountability to your clients at all times. Netlaw is built to provide that level of service.
Estate planning can be a critical component of your service offering, helping you to consolidate your clients’ existing assets or bring new assets under your advisement. An efficient, high quality system for delivering legal services in a timely manner will help you focus on the priorities for your business. Netlaw is designed with you, and your clients, in mind.
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