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Bailey Murphy + Scarano, LLC is near-
ly paperless. (Bailey's clients were very
pleased with the faster tax return pro-
cessing this past tax season!)
"As to the technological conversions,"
Murphy remembered, "when we found
ourselves feeling overwhelmed, we
came up with a mantra that helped.
The phrase was: `In six months, this
won't matter at all!'"
"People checked their egos at the
door," Bailey affirmed. "We just tried to
do what was best for the firm."
For Bailey, this happy marriage is the
product of two very similar firms com-
ing together for a common goal.
"The key is to find a firm that shares the
same culture, the same personality,"
he said. "After they moved in, I asked
Camille, `Do you miss your old office?'
and she said `No, it feels like I've been
here forever!' That's sort of the way
this has gone. I don't feel like Camille's
my new partner I feel like Camille's
my old partner."
"Know the firm you are joining," urged
Murphy, who "couldn't be happier" with
her new firm and the way the unex-
pected merger unfolded. "Spend time
together understanding where the dif-
ferences are, and be completely hon-
est with yourself about what is, or is
not, acceptable. Don't rush. The right
deal will survive the scrutiny."
"Spend time together understanding where the differences are,
and be completely honest with yourself about what is, or is not,
acceptable. Don't rush. The right deal will survive the scrutiny."
Camille Murphy, Partner, Bailey Murphy + Scarano, LLC