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LawNext is a weekly podcast hosted by Bob Ambrogi, who is internationally known for his writing and speaking on legal technology and innovation. Each week, Bob interviews the innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving what’s next in the legal industry. From legal technology startups to new law firm business models to enhancing access to justice, Bob and his guests explore the future of law and legal practice.

Sep 22, 2020

In this exclusive LawNext interview recorded in advance of the announcement of ASG LegalTech’s acquisition of electronic payments company Headnote, host Bob Ambrogi speaks with the two companies’ CEOs: Soumya Nettimi of ASG LegalTech and Sarah Schaaf of Headnote, on the reasons for the deal and the significance for customers. 

On Sept. 22, 2020, ASG LegalTech, the company that owns cloud practice management platforms PracticePanther, Bill4Time and MerusCase, announced that it had acquired Headnote, the online payments platform that provides e-payments and accounts-receivable management for law firms.

The acquisition is the fourth in three years for ASG LegalTech and the 27th for its parent company Alpine SG (ASG), a portfolio company of the San Francisco private equity firm Alpine Investors

No sooner did ASG announce the acquisition than it revealed the first product to result from it — PantherPayments, an all-in-one payment system that is fully integrated within the PracticePanther platform. 

In this interview, Nettimi and Schaaf go into depth on the reasons for the acquisition, their plans for future development, and what this means for both companies’ customers. 


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