SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UpCounsel, an on-demand legal marketplace that makes it easier and significantly more cost-effective for businesses to get high quality legal help, today announced it will be officially expanding its legal service offerings to businesses in Colorado. UpCounsel will initially focus on Denver, where the company has been running its closed beta for several months.
UpCounsel, which already works with thousands of businesses throughout New York, Illinois, Texas and California, will now be able to meet the legal needs of small to mid-size businesses and entrepreneurs in Colorado. While offering a much more cost-effective alternative to expensive law firms, UpCounsel provided businesses with easy access to a virtual community of experienced, specialized lawyers who are available to help on-demand for a wide range of legal needs. UpCounsel is free to use and matches the specific legal needs of the client with several attorneys who best match their needs and budget, while providing each party a virtual workspace for private communications, documents, and digital signatures.
"We're excited to be launching in Colorado and especially Denver," said Matthew Faustman, CEO of UpCounsel. "We strategically pick states and cities with a bustling business and startup community. Colorado and Denver specifically fits the bill perfectly here. There are so many great companies coming out of Colorado."
For the last three months, UpCounsel has offered a beta version of its legal services for businesses. There are currently 24 lawyers in Colorado actively participating in the beta program, and an additional 100 lawyers (and growing) who have recently joined UpCounsel. Just by signing up, UpCounsel offers these lawyers free tools to efficiently manage and grow their practice, get paid faster and eliminate administrative headaches.
"UpCounsel really opened the door for opportunities with new prospects. I spent 20 years as an in-house attorney and my strategic business focus really resonates with UpCounsel's clients, who also appreciate my responsiveness and the fixed fees that I can usually offer," said Kristin Diamond, a Boulder-based attorney who utilizes UpCounsel. "The platform has made my life easier because it handles all of the administration work so I can really focus on my practice and clients."
During its beta period in Denver, the company worked with several dozen small to mid-size businesses in numerous industries such as technology and retail. UpCounsel works with both small and large companies, and alongside General Counsels of long standing companies.
Smile Logic, a Broomfield-based small business, engaged with UpCounsel because the company needed legal counsel for a commercial lease agreement. Other local law firms were too expensive and inefficient. When Smile Logic went to UpCounsel, within 24 hours they had received several proposals from different Colorado-based attorneys ready to help them immediately.
"UpCounsel made it possible to give us the legal counsel that we needed and most importantly gave us the time of day," said Angela Rhoades, owner of Smile Logic. "We were able to find a lawyer that matched our budget and UpCounsel helped make the entire process transparent and efficient."
About UpCounsel UpCounsel is on a mission to make the legal experience remarkable for businesses. We provide small and medium businesses with an alternative to expensive and slow legal services through an online platform and an all-star virtual lawyer community. UpCounsel is working with thousands of entrepreneurs and companies to increase the quality and speed of legal services while dramatically reducing costs. When businesses have easy access to great legal services, they make better decisions and can grow their business with confidence. The company is currently based in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit: www.upcounsel.com