Charlotte, NC, July 21, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Litigation services firm Huseby Inc. (www.Huseby.com) announced today that it has acquired California-based Maxene Weinberg Agency (www.mwadepos.net)
Huseby Inc., based in Charlotte, North Carolina with offices in 12 states, has expanded its presence in California with the deal. The Orange County-based Maxene Weinberg Agency is the largest court reporting agency in Mission Viejo, California and has offices throughout Southern California. The acquisition creates a combined company with sales exceeding $27 million.
Huseby offers attorneys and law firms services that include court reporting, trial support, interactive real-time technology and mobile litigation support. It has a long-established West Regional Center in Los Angeles, plus offices in Dixon, Fairfield, Fresno, Napa, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Rafael. With the acquisition, Huseby adds offices in Mission Viejo and Palm Desert plus expands its presence in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.
Huseby traces its presence in California to its work on the O.J. Simpson trials where it handled every piece of information exhibited in the civil trial and helped distribute the trial transcripts in the civil trial.
“Ever since the O.J. Simpson trial, where Huseby stepped in to help protect the rights of court reporters in the California courts, we have felt the tug for a larger presence in California,” said Huseby CEO Scott Huseby.
“The signing of this agreement with the Weinberg family demonstrates our continuing approach to letting the industry come to us. Whether court reporting firm owners are ready to relax into the comfort of retirement or interested in jumping into the big sand box, they can trust that they will be moving forward with a real court reporter-owned, court reporter-managed national firm whose ultimate goal remains to be the first choice for law firms, paralegals, corporations, independent contractors and account managers as well as anyone seeking the comfort of a family style, customer service-oriented place to land."
Stan Weinberg, CFO of the Maxene Weinberg Agency, said the opportunity provides clients “with the latest in technology from a national company that is continually on the cutting edge,” combined with the agency’s “exceptional personal touch.”
Those technologies include access to web conferencing, which allows clients to take depositions remotely from the comfort of their offices. In addition, clients can view live video of witnesses, interact with a real-time text streams from court reporters, and view, annotate and mark exhibits electronically.
These technologies, especially recently acquired technology, are going to be the key to a law firm’s growth and sustainability moving forward, Huseby said.
"This union epitomizes the solution for firms facing the daily bare-knuckle battle of holding on to existing local customer bases, continuing to grow organically and getting that edge that wins business,” he said.
“With the rapid growth of private equity-owned national reporting firms, it has been a wonderful breath of fresh air to see how the California legal community -- a state dominated by more certified court reporters per capita than any other state in the country -- has trusted our 86-year heritage to usher in this new era of growth in technology and litigation prowess."