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Please click here for more information about McDonald Carano’s 2022-2025 recertification in Meritas.

McDonald Carano is a founding member of Meritas, the premier global network of independent, market-leading law firms that help clients do business around the world. McDonald Carano was a founding member of Meritas in 1990 and is the only Nevada member firm serving the local needs of clients from other Meritas member firms. Meritas provides McDonald Carano with a virtual presence in over 90 countries through an international network of more than 185 law firms that provide a full range of high-quality and highly ranked business law services. All member firms share an ethos of unmatched responsiveness and dedication to client service and satisfaction. In 2022, Meritas received the highest Band 1 ranking from Chambers Global Market Leaders in the category of “Leading Law Firm Networks: The Elite.”

Membership in Meritas is by invitation only and each member firm is held accountable to rigorous membership requirements and strict adherence to the highest standards of service and legal expertise. Meritas delivers quality, consistency, and reliability through extensive due diligence in the selection and credentialing of new member firms, regular client assessments, ongoing re-evaluation and re-certification, and peer reviews for each client matter referral. Meritas delivers exceptional legal knowledge, local expertise, personal attention, and proven value to clients worldwide. The Meritas goal is not to be the largest worldwide legal network — just the most trusted with its proven approach for attracting and retaining quality member firms that deliver great work and top-tier legal expertise.

The Meritas model is designed to help clients take the guesswork out of finding a prequalified legal team. Meritas provides peace of mind for business owners, in-house counsel and other users of sophisticated legal services who need to quickly and easily connect to carefully selected, qualified, and independent legal expertise worldwide. Working with Meritas provides a predictable, efficient, and positive experience because Meritas selects independent, mid-sized firms that are flexible, accommodating, and attentive.

Clients know their legal work will be handled reliably and consistently around the world because firms do not remain in the Meritas network if they are unable to maintain the highest standards of service and the most rigorous criteria for client satisfaction. Through the recertification process, Meritas continually monitors the performance of member firms to ensure the best legal advice available. This disciplined, analytical approach assures clients receive prequalified legal assistance and exceptional service, every time.

All Meritas firms must:

  • Adhere to a specific set of service standards.
  • Demonstrate a consistent record of peer and client satisfaction.
  • Comply with a stringent code of professional ethics.
  • Undergo an extensive re-certification process that requires conflict avoidance procedures, a full-service scope of areas of legal expertise, appropriate professional liability coverage, a docket control system, and Continuing Legal Education requirements, among many other components for professional credentialing and quality control.

Please click here to learn more about Meritas.