Meritas is an established global alliance of independent, full-service law firms. Since our founding in 1990, we have been distinguished by our quality standards. Leon Steinberg, a practicing lawyer and our founder, created Meritas in response to a need: He was frustrated by the difficulty of finding and hiring qualified, local counsel. And he was disappointed by the lack of quality control in firms outside his jurisdiction. Steinberg developed a rigorous system for evaluating firm performance and launched Meritas.
Over the years, Meritas has carefully vetted and invited select, like-minded firms to join the non-profit alliance for their mutual benefit. Today, there are 178 Meritas law firms worldwide, in over 80 countries. Firms become members through invitation. To maintain membership, they agree to perform under our uniquely comprehensive Quality Assurance Program, ensuring that clients receive the same high quality legal work and service from every Meritas firm.
The Meritas model provides essential peace of mind for business owners, in-house counsel and others who can easily connect with carefully qualified, independent business legal expertise worldwide.