What is ATLAS?
ATLAS, an acronym for "Automatic Tracking of Laws Across States", is the name of our mobile app, company and service offering. We provide key details about the laws we cover as well as the full texts of relevant state statutes or regulations that affect a subject in case more details are necessary. As laws change we keep the broader public informed and notify our users of changes that affect them.
Who We Are
Our team is made up of talented individuals with diverse backgrounds spread across the country. We are incorporated in Delaware and currently have a presence in Colorado, Maryland, and Wyoming in addition to regular contributors in Ohio, Virginia, and California.
The idea for ATLAS had bounced around in Steve Wood's head for several years before taking it's current form. Many cross-country travels had left him acutely aware that laws differed greatly from place to place and dismayed at the lack of a readily accessible, up-to-date tool to explain differences. Casual conversations and market research showed such a tool would be widely desired, so when his employer was acquired he seized the opportunity to develop it.
Mr. Wood, the son of a PhD Nuclear Engineer who happens to be an entrepreneur, grew up in a very technical and scientific environment. He started building webpages at 11 years old, began working as a developer for his father's company at 14 and intended to pursue Computer Science before getting swept up in politics around the end of high school. This shift in focus resulted in him earning a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.
Steve, a world-class athlete, competed on the varsity swim team while working towards his Bachelor's degree and qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He is currently working full-time as CEO of ATLAS in addition to engaging in some consulting work, the proceeds from which have funded the company's operations.
We are currently monitoring law variation in over 30 distinct categories with some overlap between them for individual subjects. Of these, we have parsed and are able to fully track laws that affect 49 subjects in six distinct categories:
- State Taxes
Our coverage includes all fifty U.S. States as well as the District of Columbia. Our universe is limited to acts of the DC Council and State level legislatures only; departmental regulations, court rulings, and other judicial or executive acts are beyond our current scope. Laws and ordinances which primarily affect localities, even if they are enacted at the State level, are not supported at this time.
Click on an icon to learn more about that subject and how much those laws vary from place to place.
General inquries sent to email@example.com are seen by several members of our team and will make their way to the appropriate parties. The ATLAS team can also be reached on the social media platforms below.