Meritas: Damon Key is Hawaii’s Exclusive Affiliate
Local at heart, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert’s global perspective is enhanced by being Hawaii’s exclusive member of Meritas, an affiliation of more than 165 top-rated, independent law firms across 60 countries.
Through this non-profit alliance, clients have ready access to reliable and “local” information and resources from more than 6,500 attorneys in all of the world’s major business centers and emerging markets. This allows us to address and satisfy our clients’ needs virtually wherever they might arise. Each Meritas firm retains its independence while offering clients seamless and integrated services based on rigorous quality standards.
Before a firm is invited to become a Meritas member, it is subject to careful due diligence and stringent membership requirements. This ensures that clients working with Meritas firms can easily tap into pre-screened, reliable legal expertise worldwide.
Meritas requires regular recertification of its member firms to ensure continuing superior legal service. Meritas developed the industry’s first peer review program to enhance member quality. In addition, regular client satisfaction evaluations are conducted of member firms.
Meritas keeps comprehensive evaluation records with up to ten years of client satisfaction and quality service data. Its online database of attorneys is searchable by legal skill and industry specialization. Clients also benefit from its multijurisdictional management teams and cross-border practice groups. Further, the standard hourly rates of member firms are typically more competitive than larger, multijurisdictional law firms.