BestCompany.com is trying to work directly with this company to verify the accuracy of the information on this page. Thank you for your patience as we make sure we’re getting it right.
Are you a representative
of this company?Claim this Profile
Public Legal is a privately held subsidiary of Maximilian Ventures, LLC. The company was founded in 2003 and is based out of Wilmington, DE. Besides its legal form business, Maximilian Ventures works exclusively with talented Internet entrepreneurs, providing legal services. Their firm's areas are primarily online services for businesses and legal consumers. Public Legal helps organizations throughout the stages of their business development, including investments and buyouts. If your company needs assistance, Maximilian provides operational expertise, financial support, industry expertise, and access to legal best practices.
Public Legal is essentially an online marketplace to buy personal and business online legal forms. There are several thousand legal documents available and include a listing of individuals who can provide business and personal legal advice. Additionally, there are also resource links to find articles and other case studies that are currently happening in law. In addition to the document library, there are links for investigating law schools if you are looking for a law degree program as a law student.
There are several useful free legal documents on the website. Other legal forms can be purchased at a reasonable price. Individuals can also download and reuse a form as many times as they would like after the initial purchase.
If you are starting a business, there are a few resources for getting an LLC up and running, such as articles of business, and joint venture agreements. These forms are drafted specifically for practice areas within the United States. Other online legal forms provided are as follows:
For those needing legal documents and/or legal assistance, Public Legal offers a variety of free and low-cost forms. Personal legal questions can be answered through articles, testimonials, and it's customer service line.
The Public Legal website is also a great resource for doing legal research. In addition to information for potential law students, there are links to online legal journals, supreme court case studies, and answers to a variety of legal questions. Prospective users can also take advantage of LawRunner, which has access to more than 3+ billion archived web pages.
One of the main free legal documents available is real estate and rental paperwork. For example, a deed of trust is available for $9.99. In addition, there are several other documents for landlord and tenant relationships, including evictions, and rental agreements.
While there are a number of features and services that will assist users in their legal endeavors, there are also a number of limitations to the platform as a whole. These disadvantages can create problems for prospective users and include:
The platform is extremely dependent upon links for navigation. There is a search option, but it often doesn't rank the most useful legal forms for each type of legal situation. You may find that the navigation flow on the website can make for a difficult search when looking for specific legal advice.
The website claims to offer over 2,000 legal documents online, but there is no way to determine which forms are free and which ones will cost. This is problematic because potential customers have no way of knowing which "free" forms are available to them. The website also doesn't offer a good preview of its forms. The "free preview" of the forms is limited to HTML text that is directly written on the pages of the website.
There currently is no resource or feature that includes a subscription for storage. Other platforms provide this service, for instance, including an option to pay $4.99 to store your documents in a cloud. Public Legal does not offer storage at this time.
As part of our service, we attempt to partner with all the companies that we review, and may get compensated when you click or call them from our site; however, regardless of any current, past, or future financial arrangements, companies listed on Best Company cannot buy their position, nor do we manipulate or inflate a company's ranking for financial gain. A company’s ranking is based on and calculated by an objective set of ranking criteria, as well as user reviews. See our How We Rank page for more information regarding our ranking algorithm.
All user reviews posted on Best Company are subject to screening and approval. We reserve the right to approve or deny any review posted to this site in accordance with our Review Guidelines. Best Company never suppresses user reviews—unless they are being investigated for authenticity, or if they violate our review guidelines. We encourage anyone who suspects a user review to be fraudulent or intentionally inaccurate to please notify our review moderation team.