Business Partners Directory

Accounting Services


Maria Enget
Phone: 480-825-3683

For over 30 years, law firms of all sizes have relied on Rippe & Kingston for the financial tools to run their practice.  The "Legal Management System" provides management with the needed oversight and early warning systems to keep law firms profitable and on track.  With our roots grounded in the largest CPA and Consulting firm in the greater Cincinnati area, and as IBM's Americas Partner for the legal industry, Rippe & Kingston is a trusted name with hundreds of firms throughout the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.


Banking/Financial Services


Bill Podger

Phone: 415-576-3908

There's a reason more than 3,000 law firms bank with City National.

Clients tell us what they appreciate most about City National is that we deliver what legal firms want - highly responsive services, strong control over cash, and flexibility.  Financial strategies for law firms and their professionals is our specialty.  With City National, you gain not just expertise, but an active advisor as well.

For more information, contact Teni Karakas-Sarkisian at (650) 812-8345 or visit


Court Reporters


David Perry 
Phone: 415-597-5600

Behmke Reporting and Video Services, Inc. supplies local, statewide, nationwide and worldwide coverage specializing in all facets of professional court reporting and legal video, including insurance coverage, complex business and patent litigation. Our court reporting and legal video services are the most technologically advanced you can find, including everything from real time transcription to video conferencing, audio streaming, video streaming, and broadcast quality video production.


Courier/Court Services


Sue Hammer
Phone: 415-626-3111 ext. 1212

First Legal Network is the largest comprehensive litigation support provider. With over 14 offices in the Western United States alone, First Legal has been serving thousands of law firms and corporations for over 30 years with an array of solutions including Support Services, Depositions, Records Retrieval, Digital Solutions, Investigations and Trial Services. Offering a truly comprehensive suite of legal services, First Legal Network is the industry’s first true “File thru Trial” solution provider.


Mike Taraban

Phone: 415-351-0400

Nationwide Legal, LLC provides complete legal support services to law firms throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. We maintain fully staffed operational departments for all areas of legal support including service of process and subpoena services, court filing services, messenger, document retrieval, investigations and reprographic services.

With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Santa Ana, Riverside, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson and Las Vegas - and affiliates throughout the United States - we can file, serve and deliver anywhere.

Our staff is unmatched in the industry for customer service, work ethic and expertise. Our management has an average of 20 years of service in the industry.


Deann Floyd 
Phone: 707-481-7027 or 800-330-1112

Litigation Services, LLC, prides itself in catering to our clients’ specific needs and, in turn, delivering exceptional service, value and cost-efficiency through the lifecycle of a case.  A nationwide leader specializing in complex litigation matters, Litigation Services provides centralized discovery management from the inception of a case through final stages to resolution.  To complement your litigation team, we offer forensics, ESI services, court reporting, videography, interpreting, videoconferencing, online repositories, case management, trial consultation, in-court technicians, reprographics, war room support, as well as other services necessary for your case.  Our coast-to-coast presence is designed to serve you and your clients, wherever your case takes you.



Facilities Management


Sherwood Domingo
Phone: 415-246-4464

Canon Business Process Services, Inc. is a leading provider of managed services and technology that enable organizations to improve operational efficiency while reducing risk and cost. Experts apply quality management principles and tools such as Six Sigma to advance performance to a higher level. The company offers services including BPO, accounts payable services, imaging, records and information management, print, mail and eDiscovery, and is an IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 Leader in 2014 for the eighth consecutive year. Based in New York City, Canon Business Process Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc.


Kim Oleniacz
, Senior Vice President and Partner
Phone: 404-582-8850

IST Management Services, Inc. is the nation's fastest growing facilities management company.  IST manages outsourcing of mail, fax, copy and imaging operations inside other corporations.  IST is also the document management experts, utilizing our own proprietary software.  We reduce client costs while increasing service levels…guaranteed.


Financial Services/Benefits


David Roberts ( 
Phone: (310) 745-5800

John Schweisberger ( 
Phone: (213) 334-7258

Law firms' challenges around strategic planning, financial performance and optimizing operations for growth aren't like most other businesses. In today's tough environment, you need an advisor who truly understands your world. Armanino's Law Firm Group has worked with hundreds of firms over the past 30 years and we use this deep expertise to help you solve your critical business issues and set a long-term strategy for success.Armanino specializes in providing strategic consulting, tax and accounting services to the legal industry. We can provide an objective analysis of your situation and help you create a detailed strategy for success.




Katherine Mraz:  Phone: 510 465-3090

Jessica Thai:

Dealey, Renton & Associates (DRA) specializes in Professional Liability, Benefits, Property & Casualty, Life, Disability and Retirement Planning and works with more than 4,000 firms with offices throughout the country. Our singular focus is on strategically partnering with our clients to develop risk management and insurance programs specific to the unique requirements of their individual firms and risk tolerance. Through Knowledge, Service and Commitment we have earned a reputation for applying innovative, practical solutions to the business challenges of our clients.



Randy T. Gust (
(858) 514-7137

Kelly L. Milks CIC, CRM, RPLU  (
(858) 514-7127

AHERN Insurance Brokerage is an industry leader in providing customized insurance solutions for law firms.  As one of the largest full-service insurance brokerages in the country specializing in law firms, we currently deliver the most comprehensive programs to over 5,000 law firms clients. 

AHREN provides comprehensive insurance products tailored for law firms that include coverage for Professional Liability, General Liability/Property, Workers' Compensation, Employment Practices Liability, Commercial Auto, Crime/Fidelity, Cyber Liability, Directors & Officers and Fiduciary Liability.  AHERN/ELT Insurance Services, LLC was created in 2007 to assist our clients in the areas of Medical, Disability, Life and Retirement Benefit plans.


Kevin Valine

Phone: 916-576-1508

Epic is a unique and progressive insurance brokerage and consulting firm specializing in property & casualty insurance and employee benefits. We are a distinct alternative to other agencies. We go beyond the ordinary to deliver exceptional client service, meaningful financial impact and achievement of our clients’ goals and objectives.


Our edge is really our client-centric approach to high quality and proactive service. It starts with our talented staff and quickly translates into the products and services we deliver to you and your organization. We expect a lot from ourselves because we know that’s your expectation from the start and throughout our relationship.


Interior Design/ Architecture


Ian Hales


Unispace is a global interior design & architectural firm with integrated project delivery capabilities. For over 25 years Unispace has been partnering with law firms to create work environments that express each organization’s unique culture, while supporting local and global business objectives.

This experience has enabled us to get a valuable insight into the way that legal practices are evolving in the way they operate and how the physical environment can better support and facilitate the success and efficiency of the firm.



Andrea Tobias

Phone: 415-846-2804

Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA), is a nationally ranked, full-service architecture, engineering and planning firm founded in 1953 by Richard Hammel, Curt Green and Bruce Abrahamson. We have offices in San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Rochester, and Washington D.C.

We pride ourselves as leaders in innovative workplace design that supports and enhances employee well-being, productivity and efficiency. With more than 700 architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and allied professionals, our employee-owned corporation is organized into interdisciplinary practice groups offering a portfolio of designs for corporate, healthcare, arts, community and education clients. Our corporate group is nationally recognized for leadership in designing architecture that, as a strategic business asset, advances company culture, brand and future growth.



Legal Staffing


Katy Wrinkle
Phone: 415-541-3966

Adams & Martin Group is a legal staffing firm recognized as a creative industry leader including Inavero's "Best of Staffing" distinction and Staffing Industry Analyst's "Best Staffing Firms to Work For." We are passionately dedicated to our core values and our company purpose which is "To make life better for the people we serve." We specialize in full-service legal staffing, project management, and attorney search.


Steve Gomez (
Phone: (415) 857-4520

Shareen Fanburg (
Phone: (415) 215-2432

Element Professional Staffing is one of the premier staffing and search firms on the West Coast in the areas of Legal, Administrative, Finance, Marketing and Technology.

Our laser-like focus is to provide our client businesses with the top talent available for the most competitive rates on the market. And to provide our highly skilled candidates with the best opportunities of their careers.

We measure our success by the satisfaction of our clients and candidates with the matches we make, not by the volume of candidates we place. We pride ourselves in consistently earning repeat business from our clients and candidates.


Sarah Pisani

Phone: 415-217-3373

An integral part of one of the largest independent staffing companies in the Unites States, NELSON’s Legal Staffing Division is a resource solely for the legal community. With more than 40 years of staffing experience, NELSON makes available to you legal recruiters with considerable breadth and depth of knowledge in this specialized niche.

NELSON’s database of hundreds of qualified contingent and full-time legal professionals ensures that high caliber attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries, and legal support personnel are available to fill your open positions, even at a moment’s notice.


Christopher Crowley

Phone: 415-391-2060

Founded in 1969, Pathways Personnel is a locally-owned staffing agency with extensive experience placing top candidates with law firms and corporations in Northern California. Our understanding of the legal and corporate environment allows us to create long successful employment relationships. We specialize in all levels of Management, Attorneys, Paralegals, Legal Secretaries, Executive/Administrative Assistants, eDiscovery and Practice Support, HR, Finance and Accounting Staff. Our Project Facility has state of the art technology and a fiber ethernet internet/data connection with the capacity to hold up to 50 attorneys. Included is a private, dedicated videoconferencing room with a 46" display monitor, a business-class speakerphone/microphone unit, and a high-definition camera.


Jean Eddy
, President
Phone:  415-397-6800

John Dorning, Vice President
Phone:  415-397-6800

The People Connection is a San Francisco Bay Area staffing service that has been providing quality staff for law firms since 1984.  We pride ourselves in supplying professional temporary and regular employees as legal secretaries, paralegals, file clerks and any other support staff as needed in the legal realm.  We take good care of our employees knowing that this will attract and retain top tier talent for our clients. Our goal is to partner with our clients in an effort to make the hiring process as seamless as possible.


Melisa Wolfe

Phone: 415-982-2001

Located in major markets throughout North America, Robert Half Legal is the premier provider of highly skilled legal professionals for law firms and corporate legal departments. We place lawyers, paralegals and legal support professionals on a temporary, project and full-time basis in high-demand practice areas. Additionally, we provide project teams, along with dedicated space and high-tech resources, for a wide range of initiatives including litigation support, M&A review and discovery matters.




Steven Nopola

Legal Specialist

Ricoh Legal is committed to bringing the largest and most experienced organization of legal technology solutions to work for you, as well as delivering premier eDiscovery services. We have been a powerful partner to the legal community for over two decades, earning the trust of clients through experience, expertise and long-term relationships. We specialize in integrating technology, people and processes, helping law firms and legal departments capture, transform and manage information more effectively in today’s dynamic work environment.


Anthony Forde
Phone: 213-362-5622 ext 401

Vendor Direct Solutions (VDS) provides customized on-site outsourcing solutions as well as short-term projects and consultations to integrate complex Records, Information Technology and Document Management systems with traditional Copy/Print Operations, so that firms can effectively deal with the ever increasing volume of information in physical and electronic forms. 



Jim Herbst

Phone: 925-200-4037 or 650-829-3300

DFS Green Consulting Services assist our clients in selecting sustainable flooring products, we provide guidance on LEED and Green Building Principles related to commercial flooring, and we implement and administer low-impact environmental policies. These services leverage the expertise of our LEED Accredited Professionals and are all fully integrated with our Fulfillment Services to provide our clients with a seamless, integrated flooring solution for their unique facilities.






Baird Conner

Phone: 510-526-5181

Echelon Fine Printing is a printing and engraving company whose expertise, reliability and commitment to service have been enjoyed by law firms since 1920.  We offer legal stationery, marketing collateral, and branded products that deliver a quality impression, every time.


Records Management/ Storage/ Moving


Steve Barry (
Phone: (925) 984-4245

Jason Perry (
Phone: (408) 709-9225

For over 60 years, Corodata continues to provide quality service to California businesses.  Family-owned and operated since 1948, Corodata is the largest independent records management company in California.  Corodata offers a full range of services including records management, shredding, imaging, tape, and cloud data protection.


Scott Reis (

Phone: (650) 270-3958

SIdalia Lopez (

Phone: (650) 270-1226

DataSafe has been providing information management solutions to law firms in the Bay Area for over 65 years. We are dedicated to providing exceptional service, building solid relationships and trust with our clients, and offering peace of mind for all of your information needs. Our services include document storage, paper-to-digital conversion, records retention, disaster recovery, and information destruction policies as well as destruction, media protection, online backup and collocation...just to name a few. Our experienced team works with numerous law firms to help mitigate risk and increase efficiency by developing a customized solution that works within the firm’s budget.


Real Estate Services


415 999-9244

The Space Place

The Space Place is a San Francisco based commercial tenant-representation firm, formed in 1998 by Dan Mihalovich, then a 16-year industry veteran and Director of Office Leasing at Cushman & Wakefield. The Space Place is solely driven to advocate the interests of San Francisco tenants in office leasing negotiations of all types—renewals, relocations, renegotiations, and terminations. The Space Place never represents landlords, avoiding conflicts of interest, unlike most firms in the leasing brokerage business. See 40 letters of recommendation: Learn more about The Space Place at


Technology Services


Michael Hamnond

Phone: (415) 268-1110

Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. is today’s industry leader in providing state of the art document solutions, IT Services, eDiscovery, hardware and support for legal professionals.  With over 41,000 worldwide employees and cutting-edge research programs we are a leader in enterprise content management, technology optimization and cloud services. Recognized for seven consecutive years as a #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty by Brand Keys, clients trust Konica Minolta to help them envision how they can achieve their goals and deliver innovative solutions to give shape to their ideas.


Sherwood Domingo
Phone: 415-246-4464

Canon Solutions America is the sales and service subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., the industry leader in professional and consumer imaging solutions. Canon Solutions America provides clients with digital devices that print and copy in both color and black-and-white, or in large format; fax machines and document imaging devices. Additionally, Canon Solutions America offers software solutions that enable businesses to manage, store, archive and retrieve documents efficiently and easily.


Amy Kosey
, Account Executive
Phone:  415-800-0662

William Pate, Marketing Specialist
Phone:  512-947-3311

Innovative Computing Systems is the first-choice partner of law firms and legal departments looking to define or improve a comprehensive IT strategy; implement, integrate and support best-in-class legal and horizontal technologies; or leverage the power of cloud computing.


Richard Deschler

Regional Director
Phone: 916-436-8757

FlexManage provides flexible and scalable IT services to help customers harness the power of technology to become agents of change that drive modern business transformation.