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Atvantec Acquires TechLaw Automation Partners, Inc.

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Atvantec, a GMSI Company, a world-class provider of network and systems integration solutions, proudly announces its continued commitment to the legal market with the acquisition of TechLaw Automation Partners, Inc. (TAP).

This positions Atvantec to become the leading provider of Information Technology (IT) solutions and services to the legal, corporate and government community. Hilton H. Augustine, Jr., the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Global Management Systems Inc. (GMSI), stated, "This merger marks another major milestone in our strategic plan to diversify through continued expansion into commercial markets and geographic expansion to serve Fortune 1000 customers on a national scale."

TAP was the commercial information technology subsidiary of TechLaw, Inc. and is one of the nation's largest consulting and systems integration firms focusing primarily on the legal market place. The acquisition of TAP made up of technologists, attorneys, highly skilled and trained engineers in today's technologies, and software developers, combined with Atvantec's existing capabilities and infrastructure, will provide the legal industry with a national systems integrator focused on providing Information Lifecycle Management consulting services on a national level to law firms, corporate legal departments, corporations, and state, local and Federal Government agencies.

"The addition and consolidation of TAP offices with Atvantec's provides a national network that will enable Atvantec to deliver leading edge, state-of-the-art technology to clients with offices spread across the nation. The addition of TAP will set Atvantec apart from the majority of our competitors," said Wayne Jewell, Atvantec's VP/General Manager. "Our goal is to be recognized as a premier professional and technical consulting services company that provides innovative, technology-based solutions through a network of 12 offices located in San Francisco, CA., Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, Chicago, IL, Virginia Beach, VA, Bethesda, MD, Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

Atvantec's service offerings to the legal industry will cover a continuous spectrum of consulting and automation services for the legal services industries. Atvantec's range of services include strategic technology planning and needs analysis; system design, hardware, and software selection and procurement; system integration; installation, implementation, training; and follow-on maintenance.

Atvantec will also be providing a full spectrum of DM, RM, KM, and specialized application training courses from five fully automated training centers located in Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, Roslyn VA, Bethesda, MD, and Horsham, PA. Atvantec product offerings include iCreate a proprietary, powerful word processing tool that makes the creation of legal documents effortless and at the same time provides revision and conversion tools that increase a law firms productivity and Unimation a Unified Matter & Information Management System designed specifically for knowledge-intensive, matter-centric, and paperless environments.

Atvantec offers complete end-to-end solutions for the law firm or corporate legal department seeking to increase efficiencies and productivity through automating legal practice at the attorney's desktop. According to Tom Reed, President, GMSI, "The acquisition of TAP strengthens our technical position as a premier asset-based professional services company focused on technology management, infrastructure asset management, network system integration, and telecommunications systems. This fits very nicely into our growth strategies which has included strategic investments such as the acquisition of ACS Legal Services in July of last year, the addition of a Dallas office, the expansion and planned growth of our Philadelphia and Boston offices, and now the acquisition of TechLaw Automation Partners."

About Atvantec

Atvantec, a wholly owned subsidiary of GMSI, is a dynamic technology services company assisting client organizations in the careful planning and execution of business and technology Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solutions. Atvantec offers enterprise-wide document, records, matter, and knowledge management solutions, to provide content management and assist in the collaborative process.

Its Financial Systems Division provides enterprise financial solutions to a wide range of private and public sector organizations. Atvantec is one of the few companies focused directly on the document management marketplace, with a strong national presence, particularly in the government, financial, and legal markets. For more information, visit

About GMSI

Founded in 1988, Global Management Systems Inc. (GMSI) is recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in its market, and has a proven track record as a trusted solutions provider of world-class network and systems integration and net-based enterprise application solutions to large government and corporate clients.

GMSI specializes in designing, implementing and operating complex enterprise systems. GMSI's services include knowledge management, asset management, e-commerce solutions, LAN/WAN engineering, network integration, systems administration, network operations, and network security.

In addition, GMSI provides video teleconferencing services, Internet and Intranet design and development, help desk/customer support, asset management, and document, records, and knowledge management services. GMSI's Enterprise Solutions provides IT solutions to Fortune 500 companies, the Department of Defense, and the civilian agencies of the Federal Government.

CAMCOM, another wholly-owned subsidiary, provides telephony and cable systems. For more information, visit
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