Brian Liu, Esq.


Brian Liu, Esq.

Founding Partner

About Brian

Brian Liu is the CEO and Founder of BizCounsel, a revolutionary platform that's modernizing the relationship between small business attorneys and their clients. In a 2019 interview, Brian commented on the gap BizCounsel was filling by saying "[Traditionally], every single time you need something to happen [in business], you hire an attorney. They’re going to charge you $5,000 for a retainer. Then $400 to $500 an hour. We’re doing things on a subscription model. So, you pay a monthly subscription... where you can talk and work with the attorney without being on a very expensive taxi meter or paying for them to breathe."

Prior to BizCounsel, Brian co-founded LegalZoom in 1999. With only $1M in total invested capital, Brian and his co-founders launched LegalZoom and built the company into the most recognized legal brand in the US. Brian served as CEO from launch until 2007, and Chairman from 2007 until 2018. In addition, Brian currently serves as the Manager of DRC Capital, a real estate investment fund with over $35 million in assets. Before starting LegalZoom, Brian was a corporate attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell, a prominent Wall Street law firm, and Vice President – Legal at Oaktree Capital Management. Brian received his law degree from UCLA and graduated from UC Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa, and with honors, in Biochemistry. Brian was a semi-finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Southern California and is an active angel investor in the Los Angeles start-up community.


  • UCLA School of Law (1996)

    Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • University of California, Berkeley (1990)

    Bachelor's degree, Biochemistry

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