The future of Bankruptcy Law.

Our mission is to provide attorneys with an efficient, intuitive, and affordable software solution to help them better serve their bankruptcy clients.

Meet the Team

We Get Bankruptcy Law

Built by Attorneys and Paralegals Just Like You.

While working in the bankruptcy field for eight years, CEO Janine Sickmeyer spent her days and nights preparing bankruptcies for attorneys and their clients as a virtual paralegal. As Janine crunched numbers and entered piles of bills two, three and four times she knew that there had to be a better way.

In 2008, Janine began writing notes on napkins of the ideal bankruptcy software with the thought of someday becoming the first fully web-based solution. After teaching herself how to code, talking to attorneys across the nation and building a team of skilled developers, Janine's vision for NextChapter was created.

We developed NextChapter while working with attorneys, trustees, and the Bankruptcy Court, to make NextChapter the single trusted source for your bankruptcy practice.

Our Philosophy

We are committed to becoming the most intuitive bankruptcy program by combining superior user experiences with intelligent features and services. Our passion for legal technology, excellent customer support and client happiness pours through NextChapter in every way. We are driven by the desire to build meaningful applications in a market that has been longing for change.

Our vision at NextChapter is to become the single-trusted source for bankruptcy attorneys and their clients.


Janine Sickmeyer, CEO

NextChapter's Core Values


For you, for the company and for the customers, choose happiness. Approach life
in a positive way. Celebrate successes. Inspire others.


Be creative, curious, and inventive. Discover new ways to solve hard problems.
Stay nimble by minimizing complexity and never stop iterating.


Do things that don't scale. Solve for the customer first.
Set the bar for excellent customer support.


Make wise decisions. Take smart risks. Understand the value of patience. Think strategically,
measure progress, and focus on great results rather than process.


Support the causes you are passionate about by donating your time.
Volunteer often and encourage others to join you. Pledge 1%.

Work at NextChapter

Help us change the way attorneys practice bankruptcy law.

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Investors and Advisors

We Are On A Mission To Transform The Legal Industry.

Are you an attorney or investor who can bring value to NextChapter?
Contact us to see our business plan and pitch deck.