Recent legislation in Maryland requiring a private process server to attempt to personally notify homeowners of the intent to foreclose is proving to be a boon for companies that specialize in the service. One such company, Tampa, Florida-based Provest, said Monday that it had opened an office in the state to help servicers and their attorneys manage the new requirement. "Maryland's new legislation positions homeowners to make timely, educated decisions that ultimately benefit the entire industry," said John S. Burson, managing partner at Shapiro & Burson, LLP, which operates within Maryland. "We are glad to be part of the solution, and we could not have made this happen so quickly and efficiently without the help of ProVest." Not surprisingly, Scott Strady, CEO of ProVest, said his firm was "eager" to help attorneys in the state meet the process server requirements -- which we'll take to mean that there's no business like government-mandated business. In addition to its Maryland office, Tampa-based ProVest also has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Columbia and Charleston, S.C.; Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo, Ohio; Dallas, Texas, Elmhurst and Chicago, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana, Long Island, N.Y., and Oklahoma City, Okla. The company said it expects to add further branches in the future. For more information, visit http://www/