SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southfield, Mich.-based Computing Source, an all-in-one digital evidence and legal support firm, announced today that it has acquired Southfield, Mich.-based MuniDeals. Computing Source CEO and Managing Director Mark St. Peter made the announcement.
MuniDeals provides municipal finance professionals with a wealth of easy-to-use services designed to streamline their workflow, including financial printing and specialized digital portals. The company, which serves public sectors including education and local government, will remain under the same name and retain the existing team, but will now operate as a business unit of Computing Source. Plans are being made to relocate the firm within an existing or new Computing Source facility.
"The driving force behind Computing Source's acquisition of MuniDeals is twofold. First, the company offers similar services, including printing, use of technology, and more, to a different, yet complementary, audience. They have earned a reputation built on best-in-class, personalized service designed to make the lives of their clients, who work in highly regulated environments, easier--just like Computing Source does for legal professionals. We will now be able to assist transactional and financial legal professionals as well," said St. Peter. "Second, MuniDeals' late founder Jim Higgins was a close friend of mine and a visionary in the legal and financial support fields. The Computing Source and MuniDeals teams felt this was the perfect way to help keep Jim's legacy alive and thriving."
MuniDeals was founded in 2004 by Jim and Jay Higgins. Jim, who had extensive experience in the legal support industry through his business, American Reprographic Systems, Inc., and the development of DocuTag, the premier automated numbering system widely used by today's law firms and corporate counsel, recognized a need in the financial and municipal communities for an expert printer and technology partner. To meet this need, the brothers formed and grew MuniDeals into a successful partner for the public finance sector. When Jim passed away from terminal brain cancer in November 2010, his family, team members and friends were dedicated to maintaining the company's success and reputation and to giving back to the community. Today, MuniDeals donates 10 percent of its profits to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to honor Jim's legacy. Computing Source intends to continue this recognition by incorporating it into its existing Giving Back One Month at a Time campaign, in which the company donates a percentage of revenue each month to various local and national charities.
This acquisition is an extension of the firm's impressive growth trajectory established in 2013. During this banner year of growth, Computing Source grew from 20 to more than 100 employees, opened new offices in Chicago, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, acquired demonstrative evidence and trial presentation firm Evidence Express, and doubled its service offerings to meet every single need attorneys may have from the beginning to the end of every case. This is only the beginning, as the firm is currently opening a new office in Indianapolis, with locations in Cleveland, Milwaukee and more on the horizon.
Southfield, Mich.-based Computing Source is a trusted, all-in-one digital evidence solution for law firms in the Midwest. The company specializes in electronic discovery, computer forensics, copy/scan/print services, expert testimony, trial technology services, demonstrative evidence and trial boards, paralegal on-call support, high-tech court reporting and fixed price meet and consulting. Managing Director Mark St. Peter is a leading computer expert with more than three decades of experience, specializing in computer fraud, spoliation and more. For more information, please visit www.computingsource.com.
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