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GetLegal to rollout the innovative Bazaarify platform to thousands of law firms in U.S.
Sunnyvale, CA October 31, 2013
Bazaarify, an emerging leader in Business Reputation Management (BRM), today announced that it has partnered with GetLegal to provide reputation management to the legal vertical. GetLegal will rollout the innovative Bazaarify platform to thousands of law firms in the U.S. Several GetLegal clients and premier law firms have already adopted the best-in-class Bazaarify platform to gather real-time client feedback and proactively amplify their reputation on social media and search engines.
GetLegal is a comprehensive and reliable destination for online legal information and services. With a vision to become the “WebMD of Legal”, the company has assembled a veteran executive team with decades of combined experience at Thompson and Find Law. GetLegal, a recipient of 2009 Webby Award for best website, has a track record of launching innovative products and is now gearing to rollout yet another industry-first product.
“For law firms, reputation is everything. Our highly anticipated partnership with Bazaarify allows us to offer law firms a unique, cutting edge technology that leverages social media to amplify their online business reputation,” explained Jeffrey A. Rattikin, President of GetLegal.
“After a successful 12-location rollout at Bailey & Galyen, one of the largest consumer law firms in the State of Texas, we are ready to offer the Bazaarify platform broadly to thousands of law firms. Bazaarify’s vision and expertise in the digital marketing arena is very valuable to us as we become the pre-eminent source for online legal information, forms and legal professionals across the country,” echoed Phillip Galyen, CEO of GetLegal.
“Our strategy is very simple. We are partnering with category leaders and innovators,” said Naveen Gupta, CEO of Bazaarify, “We’d like to offer the Bazaarify platform to one million lawyers in US. For this, we need a partner who understands the legal industry much better than we do. GetLegal was a natural choice for us.”
Learn more about Bazaarify’s all-inclusive service at http://bazaarify.com.
Bazaarify (bazaarify.com) is an emerging leader in Business Reputation Management (BRM). Bazaarify’s innovative platform allows businesses to amplify their reputation to get more word-of-mouth referrals, leads and repeat clients. Businesses can monitor reviews from all major sites, gain new reviews, manage customer feedback and automatically promote their good reputation across the web, social media networks and search engines. The company is based out of Sunnyvale, CA, and led by entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds in Internet and social media from Silicon Valley companies such as Yahoo, Google, Amazon, and Cisco.
GetLegal is a comprehensive and reliable destination for online legal information. The company is creating the most innovative global platform for online delivery of legal content, forms and services to public. With a stated vision to become the “WebMD of Legal”, GetLegal has assembled a veteran executive team with decades of combined experience at Thomson and FindLaw. GetLegal, renowned for launching innovative products in the legal vertical, has been the recipient of Webby Awards for best legal websites.
Jeffrey A. Rattikin, a partner at Rattikin & Rattikin, LLP, has joined Dallas-based GetLegal.com/The Attorney Store as a partner, and as its new president. A commercial and residential real estate attorney with a quarter century of practice experience, Jeff also serves as co-owner, escrow officer, and general counsel for Rattikin Title Company, a privately-held title company that has served individuals and businesses in Texas for 70 years.
Jeff brings a wealth of business experience and acumen to his leadership role at GetLegal.com. In addition to his accomplishments as an attorney and title industry executive, he is also the founder, owner and president of Alliant National Exchange Services, LP and Rattikin Exchange Services, Inc., two highly successful companies that provide qualified intermediary services to regional and national clients involved in §1031 tax-deferred exchanges. Most recently, Jeff created and developed TexaLegalDocs.com, an online legal services company that offers legal advice and documents to consumers across the State of Texas.
Jeff’s experience and success in launching TexasLegalDocs.com led to his involvement with and decision to join GetLegal.com. A national leader in providing online legal information, products and services, GetLegal.com has been the recipient of three Webby awards for best legal websites.
“I am thrilled to join the team at GetLegal.com,” said Rattikin from his new office on Monday. “I believe we are well-positioned to expand into new markets, and am extremely confident that our firm will launch the most innovative platform ever developed for the online delivery of legal information, forms and services to the public”.
Jeff has long been recognized by his peers as an innovator and leader. Board-certified in real estate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, he is AV-rated under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System, and was named a Top Real Estate Attorney for the 11th consecutive year in 2013. Texas Monthly Magazine has named him a Texas Super Lawyer, an honor accorded to only 5% of attorneys in the state.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with a B.B.A in Finance, Jeff obtained his law degree from the Southern Methodist University School of Law. He has long been active in local, state and national professional organizations, and has volunteered his time and talents to local civic organizations, as well as faith-based initiatives around the world, from Ethiopia to Brazil. He is regularly in demand as a speaker, lecturer and presenter at meetings, workshops and conferences in Texas and across the country.
A father of four children, Jeff and his wife make their home in Fort Worth, Texas.
Has the SOPA/PIPA protest and blackout killed the bills?
The anti-SOPA/PIPA movement has enlisted the support of millions of Internet users, who have signed petitions and contacted legislators with objections to the bills. Will petitions and demands of constituents effectively halt passage of the bills? The New York Times reported on January 18 that 30 legislators, including a co-sponsor of the Senate bill, had withdrawn their support for the bills as written. The White House issued a statement that, although recognizing online piracy by foreign websites as a problem, expressed concern about “legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.” The House of Representatives will continue consideration of SOPA in February. The Senate is expected to begin the voting process on January 24 as scheduled, but without the most controversial measures.
Those events suggest the bills, if passed, will do so in altered forms. It remains to be seen to what degree that will represent victory for the Internet community and a loss for the entertainment industry.
Opponents cite SOPA and PIPA as dangers to free exchange of information, small businesses and Internet security
Objections to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) suggest the bills will restrict Internet access by innocent parties, expose accused websites to damage without due process, and threaten Internet security. It is hard to understate the impact of the Internet on American social and commercial activity. Innovation and growth in telecommunications, consumer sales and information sharing rely on agile, secure Internet-based services. Under the bills as written, a court order could force search engines to block access to a website that linked to a site accused of violating copyright law. An innocent, intermediary site would have little recourse or compensation for loss of business or customer base.
Taking the protest beyond the Internet
The SOPA and PIPA protest movement achieved peak visibility on January 18. On that day, Internet giants serving hundreds of millions of users joined in active protest against the bills. Wikipedia, a community-generated encyclopedia, blacked out its site for 24 hours—during which traffic exceeded the average by 50%. Others, such as Google, displayed black censorship bands, linked to anti-SOPA/PIPA petitions and exhorted visitors to contact their legislators with objections to the bills. The movement spread from cyberspace to the streets as protestors gathered in New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. to call attention to their cause.
Will government controls quelch the Internet as an engine for social and economic growth?
At one time the Internet was the playground of a splinter of society. Today it hosts our primary channels of communication. Most legislators who reversed their positions on SOPA and PIPA made their announcements through Twitter and Facebook, sites that expressed concern that the proposed legislation would put them at risk. Cyberspace offers entrepreneurs and niche marketers an environment that allows them to connect with and serve customers in new and productive ways. Government controls on economic activity have traditionally favored large enterprises rather than small and innovative players. When Jimmy Wales switched Wikipedia off on January 18, he quoted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr on Twitter, emphasizing the importance of grass roots defense of liberties:
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