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 and 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 attorneys for estate planning legal services, they too often experience delays, red tape, and unexpected costs. This can damage their credibility and needlessly compromise their client relationship.
Jamie had already built a successful estate and trust law practice when he decided to 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. Soon after, 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 his time.
Enter Jamie’s son, Alex Hargrove, a patent-holding technology executive. Alex had a vision of how the Hargrove solution could be delivered via digital media 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 is now available to financial advisors in all 50 states.
Jamie built the Hargrove Firm from the ground up into one of the premier estate planning law firms in the country, with offices in multiple states and a continued focus nationwide on delivering sophisticated estate and tax planning strategies for high-net-worth families. As one of the few attorneys who is also a CPA, Jamie has a unique perspective on the challenges faced by financial advisors. He was an early pioneer of delivering legal services online, creating his “First Step Planning” service to make estate planning more efficient. Considered an innovator and thought leader in his profession, Jamie 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.
As Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of NetLaw, Alex brings a unique skillset to the table that has proved critical to the company’s ongoing success. He holds a J.D. degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law, so he brings a keen understanding of the legal profession and an innate appreciation of the challenges faced by attorneys. But his primary career focus has been in the high-tech sector, where he has distinguished himself as an accomplished leader in developing groundbreaking technology. Alex leads the development of the NetLaw platform, with a vision to provide a web-based application to revolutionize the way estate planning legal services are delivered. Along the way, he has been awarded multiple software-related patents. His continuing mission is to ensure that NetLaw retains its position as the industry innovator and leader.
You deserve exceptional 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 is 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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