West Palm Beach, FL, November 1, 2021 – Phipps Reporting, the premier provider of expert stenographic court reporting and turnkey litigation-support solutions, has acquired Advantage Court Reporters, a Gainesville-based court reporting firm. This acquisition complements Phipps’ existing North Florida and Panhandle locations of Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, and Panama City. The acquisition of Advantage adds Gainesville, Starke, and Palatka to offices in this area. This is the fourth acquisition in 2021, and the sixteenth acquisition completed by Phipps Reporting.
“Acquiring established and well-respected firms such as Advantage Court Reporters is a strategic part of our ongoing commitment to make reliable, professional stenographic court reporting services widely available to the legal community,” said Phipps Reporting CEO Christine Phipps.
“Karen Biery and I have been in business together nearly 40 years. Many of our clients are long term – they are more than business partners, they are friends. Choosing Phipps, we know our business will be run by a company that genuinely cares,” said firm co-owner Nancy Stephenson.
Added Karen Biery, “Owning the business has been a huge part of our life over the years and something very important to us. The industry has changed over the last four decades and even more so in the last two years; it’s clear Phipps is changing with it. We trust they will move the company in the right direction.”