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.

Meet Our Team


Gary J. Zalarick, Esq.

Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Gary Zalarick co-founded The Legal Assistant LLC 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.

Shaleen Gupta

Co-Founder, President & Chief Operating Officer

Shaleen (Sheli) Gupta co-founded The Legal Assistant LLC 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.

Dr. Richard Tannenbaum, Ph.D.

Technical Advisor

Richard Tannenbaum is reponsible for all technological aspects of The Legal Assistant®.  He was the founder and Managing Director of Superbase Developers Plc based in Cambridge providing software solutions for companies all over the world 1996-2009.

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.

David J. Brown

Head of Development

David Brown has been developing legal software, tools and websites for the U.S. legal industry since 2007. He gained his early experience as the software consultant working for U.K. companies such as Logica and Superbase Developers PLC before founding Tucanoo Solutions Ltd, a provider of bespoke web based and mobile applications to the healthcare, financial and legal sectors.

David has a passion for keeping abreast of the latest technologies and the potential benefit to Attorneys. Realising early the potential for massive improvements to a law firm’s productivity through the use of technology, his personal mission is to bring awareness and positive change to all law firms.