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Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP
Litigation and Personal Injury
14 lawyers, 15 staff
Toronto, Vaughn, Oakville, & Oshawa Ontario
Stevensons LLP and MacDonald & Swan LLP were ready to make big changes to their firms. Their ambitious plans included merging and growing their practices to multiple locations. Among many things, this required a complete re-evaluation of their IT. Four offices spread across central Ontario required a robust, reliable system that could be easily and consistently employed across locations. They needed IT that empowered their newly formed firm to grow and prosper, and at the same time, not break the bank at a crucial time in their evolution.