Tom Burke, World Software Corp. Chairman and CEO, Wins Inaugural Law Technology News Lifetime Achievement Award
Ridgewood, NJ - January 5, 2010 - Law Technology News (LTN), the leading publication
covering the legal technology industry, has chosen Tom Burke as a winner of the first-ever LTN
Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Burke is Chairman and CEO of World Software Corp, which
makes the popular WORLDOX® Document Management System (www.worldox.com) software
program for law firms and other organizations. He founded the company in 1988 with his wife,
Kristina Szandtner Burke.
Mr. Burke was selected to win this prestigious award by Monica Bay, Editor-in-Chief of Law
Technology News. He shares the award with two other leaders in the field: John Alber of law
firm Bryan Cave and M. Thomas Collins, formerly of Juris. Burke will accept the award on
February 1, 2010 at a reception for the LTN Award winners during LegalTech New York.
"I am honored to accept this award on behalf of all of the employees, resellers and customers
of World Software," said Burke. "For the past 21 years, we have developed innovative, useful
technology at an affordable price, and have had fun doing it. I am extremely grateful to Monica
Bay and Law Technology News for this acknowledgement, and will continue to pursue my
strategic vision and dedication to excellence for the company."
Throughout his career, Burke has been honored by many organizations for outstanding growth,
success and entrepreneurial skill. Under his leadership, World Software was named to the Inc.
500 list twice and to Deloitte & Touche's Fast 50 and Fast 500 lists twice. Burke was also a
finalist for New Jersey's Entrepreneur of the Year in the Master Entrepreneur category. At the
product level, WORLDOX won the Gold 2009 LTN Award for Document Management this year
and has won many such awards in prior years.
In November 2009, Burke assumed the more strategic role of Chairman and CEO at World
Software, having been its President since 1988. The company's new President, Ray
Zwiefelhofer, was promoted to the position having served as Executive Vice President. Mr.
Zwiefelhofer noted, "I greatly admire Tom Burke and I am so glad that Monica Bay selected him
to win the LTN Lifetime Achievement Award. He has given so much to our legal technology
community and this accolade recognizes that significant contribution."
Burke sees a bright future for World Software Corporation, which has remained profitable
despite the economic environment. "World Software has the potential to become one of the
most important companies in the world. I am extremely proud of having built its foundation
and I believe there is no limit to what it is capable of achieving in the future."
About World Software Corporation
World Software Corporation is an innovative leader in the Document Management Systems
(DMS) category. World Software Corporation was founded in 1988 by Thomas W. and Kristina
S. Burke and is based in Ridgewood, NJ. With a law firm install base of nearly 3500 firms, and
installations in 37 countries, World Software's flagship product WORLDOX is increasingly
becoming the DMS of choice among law firms and legal departments. For more information
about World Software Corporation and its products, please visit us at www.worldox.com
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