The Australia-based legal technology company InfoTrack, which also operates in the United States, has acquired a majority interest in LawToolBox, a Denver, Colo., company founded in 1998 that provides legal calendaring and deadline management software.

Although declining to disclose terms of the deal, the husband-and-wife owners of LawToolBox, CEO Jack Grow and VP of Marketing and Sales Carol Lynn Grow, told me during a call this morning that they retain a significant stake in the company and will continue to run it as an autonomous unit within InfoTrack.

Offering deadline and calendaring rule sets for courts throughout the United States, LawToolBox integrates with a number of practice management platforms and is known for its robust integration with Microsoft Office 365.

LawToolBox principals Carol Lynn Grow and Jack Grow

InfoTrack, founded in Australia by Christian Beck in 2012, expanded into the U.S. in 2016, where it offers a variety of search services for searching title and property information, state company filings, UCC reports, and court dockets. It also offers electronic filing services in six states and an online business-formation service.

InfoTrack is owned by Beck’s company Australian Technology Innovators Pty Limited, which also owns the law practice management companies LEAP Legal Software and Smokeball, as well as a number of other affiliated companies in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K.

This was InfoTrack’s second U.S. legal technology acquisition in recent months. On March 3, it announced its acquisition of One Legal, a California provider of online litigation support services such as court filing, service of process, and document retrieval.

In a prepared statement today, Stephen Wood, executive chairman of the InfoTrack group of companies, said:

“We are excited to partner with LawToolBox with their legal calendaring and deadline management offering, and award-winning apps for Microsoft 365. LawToolBox shares our vision of providing a single platform that allows law firms and practitioners to manage all their litigation matters from within their practice management system to seamlessly integrate data and augment InfoTrack’s end-to-end workflow integration solutions. LawToolBox’s nationwide offering will significantly enhance InfoTrack’s existing capabilities, which include the U.S. market’s most comprehensive range of court filing, court syncing and process serving services.”

LawToolBox CEO Grow told me that this investment will allow his company to broaden its library of rulesets, deepen its integration with Microsoft 365, and enhance the API through which it integrates with a number of legal technology partners.

“It makes us a stronger, better partner for any of our API and integration partners,” Grow said. “We’ll deliver better and deeper content and we’ll put more resources into our API to make it faster and more powerful.”

Platforms with which LawToolBox integrates include Actionstep, Centerbase, Clio, DocuSign, Ingram Micro, LexisNexis, Needles, Practice Panther, Rocket Matter, TrialWorks and ZolaSuite.

InfoTrack also integrates with a number of partner companies, including Actionstep, Aderant, Clio, iManage, LEAP, NetDocuments, Smokeball, Thomson Reuters Elite, and Worldox.

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