Dallas-based Align Capital Partners has acquired New York-based Counsel Press Inc., a national, tech-enabled legal process outsourcing provider focused on appellate services, from Gladstone Investment Corp, the company announced in October.
Align Capital Partners (ACP) said the acquisition offers a compelling opportunity to partner with the company’s existing management team and support important growth initiatives with the shared vision of building a diversified legal services platform. No financial details were released.
“Since we first met the team at Counsel Press, we’ve been impressed by the Company’s market expertise, operational excellence, and collaborative culture. Counsel Press helps its clients navigate a complicated segment of our legal system by pairing talented industry professionals with unique client-facing technology,” ACP Partner Matt Iodice said in a statement. “As the industry becomes increasingly complex, ACP believes that it is well equipped to help Counsel Press pursue add-on growth initiatives and also support the continued evaluation of the company’s operating resources.”
Founded in 1938, Counsel Press supports attorneys and clients pursuing appeals in courts across all 50 states.
It helps law firms navigate all parts of the appellate filing process including court rules and document preparation, litigation workflow and legal research and writing.
Counsel Press prepares and files more than 8,000 appeals a year while working with more than 2,900 law firms (including 98 of the Am Law 100).
“As Counsel Press looks toward future expansion and evolution, we are thrilled to partner with the ACP team to help accelerate growth,” Counsel Press CEO Scott Thompson said in a statement. “Counsel Press is confident that our consultative approach, subject matter expertise and years of experience provides us with a great foundation to support legal proceedings on a larger scale.”
ACP said that Counsel Press and ACP will pursue continued M&A in the core appellate market, while also looking to expand services offered to its broad customer base across the Am Law 100.
Managing Partner Rob Langley, Operating Partner Joe Eazor, Vice President Matt Bowen and Senior Associate Vijay Senthilkumar worked alongside Iodice on the acquisition, ACP said.
Counsel Press was advised on the transaction by JEGI CLARITY, while ACP was advised by McGuire Woods.
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