Team

SmartLegalForms Leadership Team

RICHARD S. GRANAT

Richard S. Granat

Richard S. Granat, Esq. is the founder and CEO of SmartLegalForms, Inc., and DirectLaw, Inc.
DirectLaw is a SaaS Service provided to solos and small law firms to enable them to deliver legal services online.

Richard created one of the first virtual law firms in the United States at MDFamilyLawyer.com which was awarded the prestigious ABA James I Keane Memorial Award for Excellence in eLawyering in 2013.

Richard is a member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the District of Columbia Bar Association and served as the Co-Chair of the eLawyering Task Force of the Law Practice Division of the ABA. He also serves on the ABA Standing Committee for the Delivery of Legal Services. In 2009, he was recognized as a "Legal Rebel" by the American Bar Association Journal. In 2010, Richard received the Louis M. Brown Life Time Achievement Award from the American Bar Association, for his work in enabling affordable access to legal services for those of moderate income. Richard is also a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management and a member of the faculty at Solo Practice University. Richard was previously the President and Dean of the Philadelphia Institute for Paralegal Training, the nation's first paralegal training school.

 

PETER GRANAT - Chairman of the Board of Advisors 

Peter Granat is CEO of CISION, Inc., the leading public relations software service company.

For over 20 years, Granat has been instrumental in the development of innovative products and services to enable effective communication between the PR, marketing and media communities. He has worked closely with clients to deliver solutions that address a wide range of agency and corporate communications needs. Prior to his current role as Cision’s CEO, Granat served as CEO of Vocus and was Group CEO of Cision AB. Before that, he was senior vice president of sales and business development at MediaMap.

Granat holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. 


GREGOR WEEKS

Gregor Weeks is Chief Technology Officer for the company and the architect of the DirectLaw Virtual Law Firm Platform, for the US and the United Kingdom. Gregor is a graduate of the University of Scranton and has completed his J.D. at the University of Maryland School of Law. His critical role in our organization includes the development of our web-based applications and relational databases, as well as maintaining all online web site operations. Gregor was previously an Intranet Administrator with Planning Systems, Inc. and Technical Assistant at the Office of Naval Research.


PAM ANDREWS

Pam Andrews is Director of Marketing and Law Firm Development. In this role, she manages all online advertising campaigns for our retail operations; coordinates the marketing and lead management of our DirectLaw Virtual Law Firm Service, serving as project and relationship manager. Pam has over 20 years of combined experience in human resources management, sales/marketing, and managing client service operations.

LYNETTE MAHANEY

Lynette Mahaney is Director of Customer Support for all of the companies and leads the customer support team. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, has extensive paralegal experience and was previously employed with Kubovcik & Kubovcik, a Washington DC law firm specializing in patent and trademark law.


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