LegalZoom Expands To San Francisco

Glendale-based LegalZoom said Friday that it is turning to the San Francisco Bay Area, to extend its technology development efforts. The firm, which provides online legal documents, said it is opening up a new R&D center in the SOMA district in San Francisco. LegalZoom said the new center will be led by co-founder Eddie Hartman and CTO Tracy Terrill. The new center will be the third location for LegalZoom, which also has an office Austin, Texas. The company said its new location will be home to LegalZoom's technology research and development, and social media programs. Among reasons for the new San Francisco location was the ability to recruit from the area, as well as its location near LegalZoom's investors, Kleiner Perkins, IVP, and Polar Venture Partners, according to the company.