LawGeex Press release after featuring on Product Hunt & Hacker News

LawGeex – Legal to the People Draws Huge Response

In just three weeks after LawGeex’s launch on February 10, close to 16,000 people have visited the website to check out the free tool for reviewing legal documents.

Product Hunt was the first major site to take notice of LawGeex, and its readers voted LawGeex into the top 10 of new products for the day.

The word spread quickly, and LawGeex was featured on Law Hackers, the Museum of Beta, Randomstartup, and Tech Stories, among other sites.

Users of the first LawGeex product, for analyzing residential leases, were enthusiastic about it and have asked for new product categories to be added.  The LawGeex NDA tool will be available soon, with employment agreements and other legal document types to follow.

Company founder and CEO Noory Bechor, a lawyer himself, notes that:

People often sign legal agreements without even reading them.  If they read them, they don’t understand them.  And even if they understand them, they don’t know whether they’re getting a good deal or a bad one.

Under the slogan “Legal to the People,” LawGeex empowers users without legal backgrounds to make better legal decisions on their own.

LawGeex uses cutting-edge data mining technology and sophisticated machine learning to identify the type of legal document that’s been uploaded and then compare it to thousands of others that are similar, showing the user what’s standard, what’s unusual, and what’s missing in the uploaded document.

LawGeex doesn’t give legal advice.  It won’t tell someone whether or not to sign a contract.  Instead, by explaining agreements in plain English and showing how they compare to similar agreements, it lets users make better legal decisions for themselves.

LawGeex was created by an Israeli legal-tech start-up backed by the Israeli government’s Office of the Chief Scientist and incubated by the elite 8200 unit accelerator.

The LawGeex website is at



When you’re presented with an apartment lease, you don’t have to just sign on the dotted line.  If you know what’s standard and what’s not, you may be able to get better terms – or avoid locking yourself into a contract with the landlord from hell.

1.      How long have you got?

One-year apartment leases are standard in most places.  If you’re only offered a month-to-month tenancy, that gives you flexibility if you may need to leave on short notice, but it also means you may be looking for a new place – and paying moving expenses again – much sooner than you expected.
On the other hand, your landlord may want to lock you into a lease for two years or more.  This can protect you against rent increases during the term, but it also leaves you on the hook for the balance of the rental term if you need to leave early.

2.      Can your landlord snoop around in your underwear drawer?

It’s standard for your landlord to have access to your apartment – to perform repairs and to confirm that you’re not violating the terms of the lease.  However, you should have “reasonable” notice of a landlord’s visit (except in an emergency situation, like when there’s a burst pipe) and the right to be present when your landlord’s on the premises.

3.  Are you insecure about your security deposit?

Most leases require security deposits. For example, in New York, the amount is usually one month’s rent.  The amount isn’t limited by state law, but it may be capped by city and local laws in your area.


Click here to learn how you can protect your security deposit before you move in, or even before you sign your lease.

New York Law requires that a security deposit must be returned to a former tenant within a “reasonable” time.  “Reasonable” isn’t defined by statute, but it’s usually interpreted to mean 21 to 45 days.  If it’s important for you to get your money back earlier – for example, so you can pay the security deposit for a new apartment – make sure that your lease specifies this.

When you’re negotiating a lease, you’ll have a lot more leverage if you know what’s standard and what’s not.  LawGeex makes that easy — you can upload your lease and instantly compare it to thousands of others.

Click here to learn how it works.