The agreement provides for a direct link from the AltaVista homepage to the
new law channel provided by USLaw.com
The new co-branded Law Channel is part of the AltaVista personalized portal
service, which offers “deep content channels that deliver relevant, immediate
and customizable content from the Web,” AltaVista said.
Earlier this month, USLaw.com raised $10 million in venture capital. The
round was led by UBS Capital Americas LLC, with a significant investment from
Grand Central Holdings.
Under the terms of the three-year agreement, USLaw will pay AltaVista up to
$15 million to be the exclusive provider of consumer- and small
business-focused legal content.
The new Law Channel will provide information in seven specific areas:
Commercial Law, where small business owners can learn how to incorporate,
form partnerships, deal with employment issues, etc.; Health/Injuries;
Money/Personal Finance; Employment law; Family Law; Property/Real Estate; and
Crime and the Courts.
Content on the Law Channel will be promoted throughout the AltaVista Network
comprising search, shopping, new media and community services. Additionally,
visitors to the Law Channel on the AltaVista Network will have the
opportunity to find a lawyer from USLaw.com’s first-of-its-kind Law Affiliate
Network, a network of solo
practitioners and small law firms across the country.
“This relationship solidifies USLaw.com’s position as the dominant provider
of legal solutions for consumers and small businesses,” said Neal J.B. Simon,
president and chief executive officer of USLaw.com.
“AltaVista is a partner that provides clear
value to our business, and its extensive reach will make it easier for
consumers and small businesses to
access the attorneys in our Law Affiliate Network.”