Aderant, a global leader in law firm software, announced today the acquisition of Bellefield, a market leader in helping lawyers recover more billable time and grow revenue. The acquisition is a continuation of Aderant’s commitment to cloud solutions for law firms and the growing market for compliance with Outside Counsel Guidelines (OCG). It further broadens Aderant’s solutions and expands its ability to support law firms regardless of their practice management solution.
iTimekeep, the number one mobile timekeeping solution in the legal industry, and OCG Live ™, which enforces OCG compliance at point of time of entry, are first-of-kind advancements Bellefield brought to the industry over the past seven years. The company has built a reputation for innovation, simplicity, customer delight, end-user support, and ongoing engagement – values that are essential to Aderant’s client base.
“Aderant’s mission is to help law firms excel and improves people’s lives through technology,” said Aderant CEO Deane S. Price. “The acquisition of Bellefield is another step in enhancing the lawyer experience and realizing our mission. It’s about bringing a best-in-class solution to end users, while solving their numerous compliance challenges. We are excited to have the number one mobile time application as part of the Aderant family.”
The acquisition comes at an opportune time in the legal industry. Law firms have always wanted best-in-class time solutions and with the pressures placed on firms to comply with OCGs, the challenge is daunting. With a SaaS application such as Bellefield’s powered by Microsoft Azure®, a firm can be up and running within hours and achieve an ROI in month one of using the solution.
“When we founded Bellefield in 2012, we had a specific purpose: to help firms achieve a faster path to revenue through better timekeeping and compliance.” said Bellefield CEO and Co-Founder Gabriela Isturiz. “We’re thrilled to join forces with Aderant to continue to deliver on that vision. With shared values, we will continue to provide our clients with the innovations, experience and results to which they have grown accustomed.”