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Blue J Raises $9M in Series B Funding, Adds Key Personnel, Announces New Tax Diagramming Solution

August 10, 2021

TORONTO — Blue J raises US$9M Series B funding to accelerate development and adoption of the company’s flagship tax analysis platform, adds new executives to lead sales and marketing, and announces new tax diagramming solution.

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Emerging Startups 2020: Top Legal Tech

November 12, 2020

In this edition, we have the ‘Legal Tech startups 2020’ – a curated list of the most promising startups leading the Legal Tech industry, from across the globe.

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Blue J Launches Free Tools to Help Determine COVID-19 Relief Eligibility

August 20, 2020

Blue J’s free COVID-19 tools help individuals and organizations identify the available relief programs and credits for which they may be eligible.

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Fisher Phillips Joins Forces with Blue J Legal to Bring Artificial Intelligence Initiative to the United States

July 20, 2020

Innovative Partnership Applies Cutting-Edge Predictive Technology to Employment Litigation.

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The Expanding Role of AI in Tax

May 13, 2020

Watch Benjamin Alarie, co-founder and CEO of Blue J Legal, discuss the expanding role of artificial intelligence in tax with contributing editor at Tax Notes Federal Benjamin Willis.

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UC Irvine School of Law To Integrate Blue J Legal's AI-Enabled Tax Platform into Curriculum

February 24, 2020

Blue J Legal announced today a new partnership with the University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law), to integrate its Blue J Tax Foresight platform into UCI Law’s Graduate Tax Program

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Blue J Legal Named Emerging Legal Technology Leader By The National Law Journal

February 4, 2020

Blue J Legal, the company behind the game-changing AI-powered predictive tax law software, was recognized by The National Law Journal as a 2020 Emerging Legal Technology leader.

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AI Will Transform The Field Of Law

December 19, 2019

"We are already starting to see significant advantages being gleaned by sophisticated parties leveraging machine learning legal prediction technologies," said Blue J Legal CEO Benjamin Alarie. "In the next ten years, these algorithmic technologies will become the natural starting point for legal advice."

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Why Law Firms and Their Clients Will Be the Big Legal Tech Winners

December 18, 2019

Today’s lawyers don’t need to fear being replaced—at least not by robots. They should, however, fear being outpaced (and eventually replaced) by peers who have effectively harnessed and deployed AI-powered legal tech.

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AI Coming For Tax Planners - The Horror

October 24, 2019

The robots are coming for the tax planners, but from what I can see, we will probably last longer than the truck drivers. This is my tentative conclusion from poking around with Blue J Legal’s Tax Foresight.

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Digital Trends Live

October 23, 2019

Benjamin Alarie, founder and CEO of Blue J Legal, explores the role of A.I. in the legal system, and the possibilities of using A.I. for unbiased sentencing.

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Blue J Legal Tax Foresight Predictive AI for Tax Lawyers

October 20, 2019

Tax Foresight can predict the likely outcome of a tax controversy with at least 90 percent accuracy. 

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Taxman Cometh for Apple? European Battle Part of Broader Clampdown on Tech Taxes

September 18, 2019

"Ultimately, it's going to come down to some extent to geopolitics -- the amount of tax isn't going to make a dent with these tech players," [Blue J Legal CEO Benjamin Alarie] said.

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Keep Judges and Lawyers Out of Legal Predictions, Tech CEO Says

September 5, 2018

“The legal system is supposed to operate the same for everybody regardless of the judge you get or the lawyer working on your case,” [Blue J Legal CEO] Alarie said in an interview.

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What France's 3% Digital Tax Means for Tech Giants Like Amazon and Facebook

August 27, 2019

"The OECD is headquartered in Paris, the French are very influential at the OECD. But the U.S. is also very influential, so it's kind of an immovable point and an unstoppable force meeting," Alarie added. 

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U.S. and France move toward possible accord on digital services tax

August 26, 2019

“The big difference over the status quo is that technology companies may have to start paying meaningful amounts of tax in these jurisdictions where they really aren’t paying significant and meaningful amounts of tax under the current status quo,” said Alarie. “That would be the number one biggest change.”

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INSIGHT: Turning Standards into Rules Part 5: Weighing the Factors in Capital Gains vs. Ordinary Income Decisions

January 14, 2019

Machine learning (AI) can detect the relative importance of factors by leveraging data from previous case law. This approach allows us to ascertain which factors have the greatest impact on a predicted outcome for the determination of income vs. capital.

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INSIGHT: Turning Standards into Rules Part 4: Machine Learning and Economic Substance

December 27, 2018

In this article, we’ll see how machine learning (AI) handles a complex tax question: does a transaction undertaken by a taxpayer as part of its business, trade, or income-earning activity have economic substance?

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INSIGHT: Turning Standards into Rules Part 3: Behavioral Control Factors in Employee vs. Independent Contractor Decisions

December 14, 2018

With the growth of the gig economy, the employee-independent contractor distinction has received renewed attention in both the media and the courts. Machine learning (AI) algorithms can provide unprecedented insights into the question of whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor.

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INSIGHT: Turning Standards into Rules Part 2: How Do Financial Risk Factors Affect Debt vs. Equity Determinations? 

December 3, 2018

Financial risk factors can have a significant influence on the characterization of interest in a corporation as debt or equity. By using machine learning algorithms to test different scenarios, we can get a much clearer sense of how the courts actually weigh different factors in complex cases.

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Blue J Legal Raises US$7MM in Series A Funding

November 29, 2018

Blue J Legal, a Toronto, Canada-based machine learning and artificial intelligence legal service, raised US$7m in a Series A financing.

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Blue J Legal raises $9.3 mln in Series A led by Relay Ventures

November 29, 2018

Blue J Legal, a Toronto-based software platform focused on the legal industry, has secured about $9.3 million (US$7 million) in a Series A financing.

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Blue J Legal Raises $9.3 Million CAD to Expand Legal Platform to The US

November 29, 2018

Toronto-based Blue J Legal has raised $9.3 million CAD in a series A round. The round was led by Relay Ventures, with participation from US-based LDV Partners, and returning investors BDC Capital and Mistral Venture Partners.

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INSIGHT: Turning Standards into Rules Part 1: Using Machine Learning to Predict Tax Outcomes

September 18, 2018

Recent advances in AI provide lawyers with an opportunity to use powerful legal research tools to support their predictions. By analyzing the facts and outcomes of past cases, machine learning algorithms can find hidden patterns in the existing data to predict the outcome of new scenarios.

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Blue J Legal Raises US$7MM in Series A Funding

November 29, 2018

Blue J Legal, a Toronto, Canada-based machine learning and artificial intelligence legal service, raised US$7m in a Series A financing.

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