Welcome to Update:Hawaii

Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert Earns Recertification in Meritas, a Global Alliance of Business Law Firms

Affiliation offers clients convenient access to legal expertise around the globe

Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, a Honolulu-based law firm, announced that it has been awarded recertification in Meritas, a global alliance of full service business law firms. Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert was invited to join Meritas in 1990, and as a condition of its membership, is required to successfully complete recertification every three years.

Meritas is the only law firm alliance with an established and comprehensive means of monitoring and enhancing the quality of its member firms-a process that saves clients time in validating law firm credentials and experience. Meritas membership is selective and by invitation only. Firms are regularly assessed and recertified for the breadth of their practice expertise and client satisfaction. The organization’s extensive due diligence process ensures that only firms meeting the tenets of Meritas’ Quality Assurance Program are allowed to maintain membership. Firm performance and quality feedback are reflected in a Satisfaction Index score, which is made available online.

“We are very proud of our firm’s achievements, and look forward to continuing our relationship with Meritas,” said James C. McWhinnie, Executive Committee Member and Director of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert. “Meritas’ Quality Assurance Program is not just valuable for our clients seeking legal expertise around the world, it also provides us with a framework to consistently monitor and address the quality of the services we provide to our clients.”

The recertification process includes exacting self-assessment, peer review by other law firms and client feedback. It examines such factors as the timeliness and the quality of a firm’s client service, as well as its professional conduct and adherence to Meritas policies, including acknowledgement of Meritas firm or client correspondence within 24 hours.

“Businesses trust the Meritas alliance of law firms for top-tier quality, convenience, consistency and value,” said Tanna Moore, CEO of Meritas. “Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert has demonstrated its commitment to world-class client service and, as such, has successfully earned its recertification in Meritas.”

For more information about Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert’s capabilities and the benefits of its membership in Meritas, visit www.hawaiilawyer.com or call (808) 531-8031.

About Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert

Founded in 1963, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert serves the Hawaii business community with the connections and capabilities of an international practice, holding the highest standards for business law and commercial litigation. The firm is part of the Meritas network of more than 170 independent law firms in at least 60 countries, and the only representative in Hawaii. With more than 20 attorneys, the firm’s practice areas include: Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights; Business & Commercial; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Estate Planning; Immigration & Naturalization; Insurance; Intellectual Property; Land Use and Real Estate & Construction Law. Its office is located at 1003 Bishop Street on the 16th floor. For more information, visit www.hawaiilawyer.com.

About Meritas

Founded in 1990, Meritas is a non-profit global alliance of independent, full-service business law firms located in more than 60 countries. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Meritas has 170 member firms that employ more than 6,600 lawyers worldwide. Meritas’ goal is to connect business owners and in-house counsel with expert worldwide legal counsel that offer local insight, local rates and world-class client service. Meritas membership is by invitation only, and members must adhere to rigorous service standards to maintain membership. To find a Meritas law firm, or for more information, visit www.meritas.org or call +1 (612) 339-8680.


Leave a Response