We missed last week’s news that Thomson is Acquiring Deloitte Tax LLP Property Tax Services, picking up another 420 employees in Scottsdale. The Scottsdale folks staff a national provider of property tax compliance outsourcing and consulting services. The official announcement declares that “This transaction will further enable us to fulfill Thomson Tax & Accounting’s overall growth strategy to serve our corporate tax clients with a full-range of technology, information and service solutions” .
Meanwhile back in Eagan, the consulting business goes from strength to strength, notwithstanding our scepticism about strategy. The Baker Robbins deal we discussed has two new senior staff John Sweeney and Jamie Berry. The release identified expanding the electronic discovery services with specific focus on litigation project management, E-discovery consulting, corporate litigation readiness, vendor management, data processing, data hosting, data analytics, document review coordination and computer forensics – as a fast-growing segment of the overall law firm consulting market. Somehow we’re a long way from Key Numbers and Decennial Digests