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Interview: Legal Zoom Resources for Intellectual Property on Got Invention Radio

At Legal Zoom, our founding vision was for an easy-to-use, online service that helped people create their own legal documents. We brought together some of the best minds in the legal and technological fields to make this vision a reality. The result is LegalZoom, the nation’s leading online legal document service.

Chas Rampenthal joined LegalZoom in 2003, initially as its general counsel and vice president of new product development. He currently leads LegalZoom’s initiatives for legal, government relations and corporate development (contracts, M&A and investment projects), and provides oversight for the company’s portfolio of legal products, with a focus on product quality. Rampenthal joined LegalZoom after launching EndeavorLegal, a Boston based law firm. Prior to that, he was an associate at the Boston firm Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP, where he worked with a wide variety of technology and emerging companies to help them manage transactions such as venture capital financing, mergers, acquisitions and initial public offerings. Before that, Rampenthal practiced law at the Los Angeles office of Thelen Reid & Priest LLP.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and math studies summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University and his J.D. from the University of Southern California. Prior to law school, Rampenthal served honorably in the United States Navy as an officer and naval aviator.


As Legal Architect for Intellectual Property, Dan Goldman is responsible for developing new products and services, vetting and improving existing offerings, educating employees and affiliates, and advising the company on intellectual property matters. Prior to joining LegalZoom in 2010, he practiced litigation at Irell & Manella, LLP and at Russ, August & Kabat. Goldman is also a painter and curator and has held positions as Gallery Director for the Corey Helford Gallery and Gallery and Program Manager for the non-profit Los Angeles Art Association.

He holds a B.F.A. in acting from New York University’s Tisch School of The Arts and received his J.D. with honors from the University of Michigan Law School in 2002, where he was Book Review Editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law.

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