Our Company

The Legal Assistant, LLC was formed in September, 2006 with the goal of combining law practice knowledge and technology to provide superior practice management software for U.S. law firms.

Our mission is to become the leading provider of quality user-friendly software to the legal profession enabling automated management of the practice in an efficient and integrated manner.

We are headquartered in Garfield, New Jersey, with aggressive plans to expand operations in 2012 into multiple states.

Management Team
Gary J. Zalarick, Esq.
Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Shaleen Gupta
Co-Founder, President & Chief Operating Officer

Gary J. Zalarick, Esq.
Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Image of Gary ZalarickGary Zalarick co-founded The Legal Assistant in 2006, with the goal of automating legal practices in the USA. He is the Founder/Partner at the highly successful law firm of Sammarro & Zalarick, P.A., formed in 1993, focused on Real Estate and Personal Injury Law.

Previously, he was a Trial Attorney at the New Jersey law firm of Weiner & Ryan, P.A. Mr.Zalarick has been a licensed member of the New Jersey State Bar Association since 1989. He graduated with a B.A. from Montclair State University in 1986, and received his Juris Doctor from Pace Law School in 1989.

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Shaleen Gupta
Co-Founder, President & Chief Operating Officer

Image of Sheli GuptaShaleen (Sheli) Gupta co-founded The Legal Assistant in 2006 and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company. Previously, he was an Executive at Dendrite International (NASDAQ:DRTE) as a result of his previous venture, Software Associates International (SAI) being acquired by Dendrite in 2002.

Sheli was a co-founder of SAI, a 2 person software and services company formed in 1994 which grew into a highly successful 180 person company with $23 Million revenues at its time of sale. He and the company were recipients of numerous awards including being ranked #101 in 2000's Inc.500 Fastest Growing Privately Held companies in the USA, 1998 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in NJ, Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 NJ (#1 in 1999, #6 in 2000, #22 in 2001), Deloitte & Touche Fast 500 USA (#23 in 1999, #203 in 2000), and being named one of NJ's Finest Private Companies in 2000.

Mr.Gupta received his B.Sc. with Honours in Computer & Electronic Engineering from King's College, University of London, England.

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Richard Tannenbaum, Ph.D.
Technical Advisor

Image of Richard TannenbaumRichard Tannenbaum is responsible for all technology aspects of the The Legal Assistant. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Superbase Developers, PLC, based in Cambridge, England. Superbase was formed in 1996, and is a provider of software applications in Europe and the USA.

Previously, Richard was the Founder and Managing Director of Robinson-Tannenbaum software (1989-1996) and Founder and Technical Director of Data-Plus in Germany (1978-1989). He also held several roles in project management for the US State Department (1970-1978).

Richard received his PhD in Physics from Cambridge University, England and his B.Sc. with 1st Class Honours in Theoretical Physics from University College, University of London, England.

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What our clients say ...
  • Andrew Venturelli, P.C. says : "I cannot imagine going back to my old system. The Legal Assistant software has allowed my practice to run much more efficiently and much more profitably."
  • James M. Cundari, Esq. says : "I have a solo real estate practice, and T.R.E.A. continues to be the backbone of my legal documents management system. It serves as my part-time "secretary" and "para-legal" partner, and helps me provide professional quality service to my clients. The larger my practice gets, the more useful are T.R.E.A.'s data storage and retrieval capabilities, saving me time and energy, and helping to streamline my workload. I love the email component. I can send an email to Realtors, clients, attorneys, lenders, title companies, etc, with multiple documents and letters attached, using just a few quick commands. Lawyers doing residential closings really need to make efficient use of their time, and The Real Estate Assistant is a great help. Oh, and by the way, the best part: it is easy to use!"
  • Lerner & Kaplan says : "This is the most innovative and useful software that the Real Estate Practitioner could ever hope for. I can now capture more of my fees, more of my time, and more of my space using this amazing software. I scan documents, see them anywhere anytime, I log the time spent on files, I see all of my phone calls, and everyone else in the office.... There is so much to it that I can't get it all out, without rambling.....OUTSTANDING JOB GUYS, CAN'T RUN MY OFFICE WITHOUT IT!"
  • Martin D. Eisenstein, Attorney at Law says : "The Legal Assistant software has streamlined our real estate practice and has been an invaluable help. The support provided has been top of the line! Time saving from the system begins the first day you use it, and just keeps going up from there. It is very well designed by lawyers with many years of experience. I highly recommend it."
  • Nancy E. Cotton, Esq. says : "Without this software, I could not even have begun to think about going out on my own for the first time. As a sole practitioner, there would simply be too much to do and too little time to do it without the Real Estate Assistant. I am able to prepare letters and HUDS quickly and correctly. In addition, all my client information and every letter written on each file is stored together and I can keep track of how much time I spend on each matter with the new billing feature of the program. With the control run feature it is like having a little legal angel sitting on my shoulder making sure I don't miss any important dates or contingencies. It truly gives me peace of mind that I wouldn't have if I was using a different system that couldn't "think for itself". This is by far the best program I have ever used and has literally every feature I could dream up."
  • Purvin & Purvin, L.L.C. says : "I have been very happy using this program since 2004 and the latest updates with the auto billing, dictation, recorded reminders, timed delay reminders, amongst many others have truly blown me away. This product has been clearly designed with the lawyer in mind."
  • Robert C. Selser, Esq. says : "This software allows me to maintain my files and the requirements that are needed on each. I have the ability to keep track of all important dates, the control run does most of the work for you. The system is actually the best helper one could ask for. I have experienced other Real Estate Programs, but they are nothing like this system. This system truly does it all."
  • Silverman and Roedel, LLC says : "Very true to the Words, "Designed by Lawyers for Lawyers", what more can I say..."