Breaking news: NetDocuments acquires no-code automation toolkit Afterpattern  

NetDocuments has acquired Afterpattern, a no-code automation toolkit that law firms and legal teams use to produce documents and workflow automations, it announced at its Inspire conference today (3 November). By integrating Afterpattern into its platform, NetDocuments says that customers will be able to further focus on the “create” aspect of the document lifecycle and be empowered to automate documents, at scale, more efficiently than ever before.  

“As we continue our journey to help legal professionals do their best work, we are always looking for new technology that will accelerate this path forward. Adding Afterpattern to the NetDocuments platform is a prime example,” stated Josh Baxter, NetDocuments CEO. 

“One of the things we hear consistently is that lawyers and their teams need to build more automation into their legal workflows –– from making requests, to capturing data, to generating complex sets of documents. When I saw the sophistication and capabilities of the Afterpattern legal practice automations, I knew this is what many of our customers are looking for today.”  

Similar to previous acquisitions including ThreadKM and Chapman and Cutler’s Closing Room, Afterpattern will be natively integrated into the NetDocuments platform. Specific details about availability will be shared in early 2022. 

“What I like about Afterpattern is that it allows me to get something straight from my head into an app. In the end, I think building a legal app is complementary to a lawyer’s skillset. The thought process you go through when analyzing a legal problem is not at all that different from what you do when designing an app,” added Greg Siskind, immigration lawyer, founding partner of Siskind Susser PC, and longtime Afterpattern user.  

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  

You can watch the NetDocuments video about the acquisition here: