MyCase Acquires Immigration Software Docketwise, Keeping Brisk M&A Pace

The purchase of Docketwise is the fourth publicly disclosed acquisition by MyCase since 2021 and follows a company rebrand earlier this month.

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Practice management solution provider MyCase announced it has acquired Docketwise, a immigration practice-centric legal technology platform that includes collaboration, case management and CRM features. Among other capabilities, the platform allows users to create and share client intake questionnaires, track cases and invoices, and launch client-specific online portals.

Per a press release announcing the acquisition, Docketwise will continue to be offered as a standalone product, though there are also plans for a broader integration. The release noted that “the near term will include frictionless sharing of immigration applications from Docketwise to MyCase.”

MyCase CEO Jim McGinnis added that the acquisition “offers an exciting opportunity to bring modern tools to a broader set of immigration law firms.” Docketwise founder Jeremy Peskin also called the acquisition a “major growth opportunity” for his company’s product development and customer base.

The acquisition is the latest evolution for MyCase since its sale to private equity firm Apax Partners in September 2020 for $193 million. In November 2021, the company expanded into the document management space with MyCase Drive, and the accounting space with the legal-specific MyCase Accounting solution, which is set to officially launch later this year.

Both moves were bolstered by three acquisitions MyCase made in 2021, with the company acquiring law firm accounting system Soluno, legal practice management software CasePeer and legal document automation tool Woodpecker.

In a nod to its expansion, this month MyCase also rebranded with a new logo and website, which McGinnis told Legaltech News mirrors the company’s “forward-thinking, all-in-one approach” to legal software.

MyCase is the latest legal tech provider to acquire an immigration-specific legal tech company. Last month, Paradigm also acquired immigration practice management platform LollyLaw. Meanwhile, Mitratech bought immigration management solution provider Tracker Corp in July 2021 and immigration case management provider INSZoom in November 2020.