March 26, 2020
Chicago, IL – Litera today announced its acquisition of Best Authority, in a move aimed at continuing to simplify the document drafting space and bringing together best-of-breed technology for firms. Litera already serves over 90% of the Global 100, and will now offer an even more comprehensive solution and additional value to litigation teams at many of the 15,000 customers worldwide that rely on the company to support their drafting workflows.
Best Authority is the market-leading product for Table of Authorities (TOA), in use by over 90% of the Am Law 100 and over 1,000 customers. Best Authority automatically finds and marks all the legal citations in a brief and generates a TOA in seconds, making it a great addition to the Litera portfolio.
Avaneesh Marwaha, Litera CEO said, “We’re hyper-focused on workflow. Our mission to simplify the legal technology stack continues with this move to grow our value within litigation teams. The acquisition of Best Authority makes sense on many levels, most importantly to our customers. In a debate over best of breed v. platform, we believe building a best of breed platform is essential. Our customers have cited Best Authority as a best of breed product and we are excited to be able to offer that through Litera Desktop.”
Ian Levit, Vice President of Levit & James said, “We’re delighted to be joining the Litera family. We’re excited by their vision to create a supplier which supports the full workflow for both litigators and transactional lawyers. With so many shared customers we’re confident their reaction will be extremely positive.”
Litera is the leading provider of software for law firms and document-intensive organizations across the globe, helping them satisfy the demands of clients. Our document drafting products empower users to create, proofread, compare, clean, and distribute high-quality content quickly and securely, from any device, while our transaction management platform converts the manual, tedious process of managing transactions by creating a secure, collaborative workspace and automating the entire signature process.
About Levit & James
Levit & James, Inc. is a Microsoft Certified Partner with a Silver ISV/Software Competency based in Leesburg, Virginia, and is a leading provider of legal software. For over 30 years, Levit & James’ customers, including government agencies, law firms, corporations, and solo practitioners, have benefited from the company’s thoughtful and time-saving word-processing software. Levit & James has produced a wide spectrum of useful software applications for the legal industry, including Best Authority, CrossTown, CrossWords, CrossEyes, CrossFingers, and Stylizer. Best Authority dominates the market for TOA software, with about 1000 customers including 90 of the largest U.S. law firms.