Corporate and Commercial Laws

Founded in 1990, Meritas is a professional services network consisting of a global alliance of business law firms formerly known as Commercial Law Affiliates.[1][2] In 2008, the association's membership included 170 law firms in 60 countries, employing 6500 lawyers.[3] Meritas is a non-profit corporation headquartered in MinneapolisMinnesota. Membership is extended by invitation only, and regular recertification by all firms every three years is a requirement of membership.[4] There is a staff of about 13 who handle the organization's administration and review referrals to ensure that the organization's standards are maintained.