The co-founders of LegalFileIt are aiming to take their concept from ‘side project’ to game changer.
Milana Kuznetsova thought she was a born litigator. She never dreamed she’d be leading a technology business.
“It was a complete accident; that’s how life happens,” she said, in explaining how the idea came about for LegalFileIt, a cloud-based platform for the legal industry that won second place in the Business Plan Challenge FIU Track.
Originally from Moscow, Kuznetsova graduated with degrees in philosophy and criminal justice and a certificate in professional leadership studies from Florida International University in 2008 and earned her law degree from the University of Miami last May. She couldn’t help but notice the growing trend that young lawyers were increasingly mobile. And, because of the economy, many of them were going into solo or small practices, without the budgets for administrative staff and expensive software. She saw a need in the market for an app.
She and the software developer who would become her future business partner, Sean McNamara, started talking about it at a happy hour social last summer. “We decided to give it a go as a side project,” she said.
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