Patterson Law Joins Meritas

Patterson Law is very pleased to announce that it has been invited to join Meritas, a global alliance of independent business law firms. The affiliation offers Patterson Law access to nearly 7,000 lawyers in 233 global markets.  Our firm’s clients will benefit from local legal insight, local rates and world-class client service.

“With companies increasingly doing business internationally, seamless legal representation on a global scale is vital,” says George L. White, QC, Managing Partner at Patterson Law. “Through Meritas, we are able to offer our clients in-depth knowledge of cultural and jurisdictional issues in all of the major markets around the world. Meritas offers us peace of mind that our clients’ legal needs will be met with the same commitment to quality, professionalism and value on which we pride ourselves.”

Meritas is the only law firm alliance with an established and comprehensive means of monitoring and enhancing the quality of its member firms. Meritas membership is extended by invitation only, and firms are regularly assessed for the breadth of their practice expertise and client satisfaction. Only firms performing under the tenets of Meritas’ unique Quality Assurance Program are recertified as members. This ensures that clients receive the same high quality legal work and service from every Meritas firm.

“All Meritas member firms share a positive, consultative approach to business and a commitment to excellent client service. Patterson Law has consistently demonstrated these qualities throughout its history,” says Tanna Moore, president and CEO of Meritas. “Businesses around the world will benefit from Patterson Law’s partner-level expertise, personal service and collaborative, customized business approach.” 

For more information about Patterson Law’s capabilities and the benefits of its membership in Meritas, visit or call 1-888-897-2001. 

About Patterson Law

Patterson Law was founded in 1928, and currently operates with 41 lawyers and 74 support staff. It’s our 85 years of history that has shaped the way we do business. Patterson Law has the unique mix of extraordinary legal talent and results with a down-to-earth culture that puts business clients at ease. The firm has distinguished itself among the best within the fields of business law, tax, commercial leasing and real estate, expropriation, civil and criminal litigation, insurance, labour and employment law, estate planning and family law. Patterson Law is a Nova Scotia law firm with offices in Halifax, Truro and New Glasgow and with clients whose interests range from global to purely local.

About Meritas

Founded in 1990, Meritas is an international alliance of commercial law firms working across jurisdictions to provide clients the best of both worlds: a local legal partner with full service capabilities and the cost efficiency and personal attention unmatched by mega law firms. Each member law firm is required to adhere to rigorous and specific service standards on a regular basis. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Meritas has member firms in 233 global markets and 7,000 lawyers.  For more information, visit or call 612-339-8680.