Acquisitions

Acquisitions

We’re looking for warm, long-term, committed relationships. Could you be the one?

Deciding to exit a business you’ve spent many years building is a momentous, life-changing event. Whether you’ve made up your mind or are simply beginning to consider the idea,
U.S. Legal Support should be on your list of people to talk to. We’d like to help continue your legacy.

Over the past several years, we’ve acquired and integrated dozens of companies. That kind of track record doesn’t happen by accident. We’re experts at working with owners who are considering an exit, and collaborating with them to craft and implement a plan that works for them. We built our company this way, and we place immense value on building genuine partnerships with the management of the firms we acquire.

Selling your company can seem like jumping off a cliff. We work hard to make it more like being assisted out of a boat onto a solid, well-made dock. First of all, U.S. Legal Support’s management team are litigation support professionals themselves. The people buying your business know exactly how it works from real-life experience – whether as a professional reporter and business owner, a record retrieval professional, or in another facet of litigation support. They understand what’s important, and what makes a litigation support business flourish. We want to learn what’s important to you. It’s the right thing to do and it’s good business.

We also bring all the resources, technology and firepower of a big company to your operations. That includes one of the industry’s largest sales teams, unrivaled technical and back-office expertise, and cutting-edge technology, including the security of HIPAA and SOC 2 Type II compliance.

Many owners struggle with the fact that as their business grows, they have less and less time to spend on what they really enjoy – client contact, hands-on reporting, and/or operations – and find themselves spending more and more time working on their business rather than in it. Becoming part of U.S. Legal Support can change all that. Joining our team can free up an owner’s time to do what they really want to do.

RICK E. LEVY, RPR, FPR
Client Service Representative, U.S. Legal Support
Former owner of First Choice Reporting and Video Services


When looking at your future and the potential of selling your business and changing your professional focus, you should absolutely consider the U.S. Legal Support team to make your next chapter more fun and rewarding. After deciding to sell my business, I felt that there were multiple factors to consider in order to make the best possible decision as to who to partner with going forward.

The main factors in deciding to partner with U.S. Legal Support were both the executive leadership team as well as the local management team I would be working with very closely. Throughout the entire process, the leadership team was upfront, honest and made the transition seamless. I have had the pleasure of working closely with local teams, collaborating on strategies to bring in more high-end work and grow the business in my region. I can happily say that to-date, both teams have been great to work with and have been very supportive of my new role.”

“It is critical to envision what direction you want your career to go in post acquisition and to find the right fit for you personally and professionally. With U.S. Legal Support, I have found the perfect fit in both areas. I was able to focus my efforts going forward on being both a working stenographer as well as being able to maintain my long-time client base and team of reporters. U.S. Legal Support encourages my continued interactions with my loyal clients and team of long-time reporters, another reason the transition went as smooth as expected. The entire team at U.S. Legal Support has truly been supportive and has helped in every way possible to ensure the long-term success of both myself, my reporters and staff that were part of the acquisition.  

Overall, I would say that when selling my business, there were the obvious concerns and fears we all face when a new opportunity presents itself. However, over the past two years, I have been able to see up close and personal that I am a valuable part of the organization. I am proud to be a part of the U.S. Legal Support team and look forward to many more years of continued success.

While our industry and profession are changing on a daily basis, I am confident that U.S. Legal Support has a strong vision for the future and has a clear strategy for future success and longevity both locally and nationally. I am excited for our future together and growing our team to be able to not only survive, but to be a dominant presence for many years to come.

U.S. Legal Support has been able to successfully maintain a small-firm feel while being a dominant player on a national level.”        

SHELLEY PLATE
Director of National Accounts, U.S. Legal Support
Former owner of Shelley Plate Court Reporting

“When I finally came to the realization that it was time to sell my business, I took a careful look at my options. U.S. Legal Support was hands down the right fit for me. Honestly, I’m working harder now than I was when I owned my own firm, if you can believe that. The difference is that now, instead of wearing multiple hats as a small business owner, I get to do what I enjoy most – interact with my clients. Leveraging the resources that U.S. Legal Support has provided me, our book of business has multiplied exponentially. So despite the fact that the work is challenging, I’m more dedicated and I’m having fun.

U.S. Legal Support’s leadership is some of the best in the industry. I work with the executive team on a consistent basis, and I appreciate how transparent they are with me and the company as a whole. Making the move from being self-employed into a large ‘corporate’ environment can be daunting – trust me. However, it was definitely the right decision, and I know I am a valued member of the U.S. Legal Support family.”

LAUREN BIENENSTOCK
Director of Business Development, U.S. Legal Support
Former owner of Bienenstock Nationwide Court Reporting & Video

“I was so excited and reinvigorated by the energy and potential that U.S. Legal Support brought to the table that I decided to join the U.S. Legal team as well. I was initially planning on completely retiring from the business once we sold our company, however, as we were going through the sale process I was so excited and reinvigorated by the energy and potential that U.S. Legal Support brought to the table that I decided to join the U.S. Legal team as well. Our CEO, Charles [Schugart], and COO, Pete [Giammanco], have stood by everything they said they were going to do and they really made the transition seamless. In my time since joining U.S. Legal Support, we have seen the business continue to grow.

U.S. Legal Support does a phenomenal job of investing in and enabling its employees. I was concerned what it might be like for my staff and our reporters joining a larger organization like U.S. Legal Support. Those anxieties were put to rest early as I saw the growth opportunities that my team was given. Many were identified and promoted into roles with greater responsibility and oversight, and they are now flourishing. Never once was there a ‘them-versus-us’ mentality. We were all on the same team from day one!”

ROB TOOKER
Director of Business Development, U.S. Legal Support
Former owner of Tooker & Antz

I never really considered selling my business to anyone else other than U.S. Legal Support. My father started our firm back in 1962, and while I took time to finally commit, I never really considered selling my business to anyone else other than U.S. Legal Support. I knew they were the right group to partner with from the start with their additional service lines and personalized attention to every client. Initially, my plan was to remain with U.S. Legal Support for twelve months or so to see the transition through and to make sure my clients, court reporters, and employees were positioned well. That was four plus years ago, and I still love what I’m doing now more than ever.

Part of the reason I have continued to work for U.S. Legal is the relationships I have throughout the organization. From the CEO, Charles [Schugart], on down, everyone is approachable and willing to work alongside you to get the job done right. I know my input is not only valued, but sought after.”

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