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Dennis Unkovic

Chairman

Meritas LLC

HQ Phone:  (612) 339-8680

Direct Phone: (412) ***-****direct phone

Email: d***@***.org

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Meritas LLC

800 Washington Avenue North Suite 300

Minneapolis, Minnesota,55401

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1990, Meritas is an international alliance of commercial law firms in 75 countries 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 att...more

Background Information

Employment History

Partner

Blue Water Growth LLC


Partner

Meyer Unkovic & Scott LLP


Attorney

Private Law Practice


Affiliations

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Board Member


AmCham China

Board of Governors Member


National Association of Japan-America Societies , Inc.

Board Member


Directors of the World Affairs Council

Vice Chairman


Read Council

Board Member and Board Chair


Education

B.A.

University of Virginia


J.D.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law


Web References(157 Total References)


Team | Blue Water Growth

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Dennis Unkovic
Partner Dennis Unkovic is a partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP, a law firm of 63 attorneys handling a wide variety of business transactions, corporate litigation, and technology and intellectual property matters. Mr. Unkovic practices primarily in three areas: First, he handles mergers, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, acquisitions, and technology licensing relationships with domestic and international companies. Second, he advises in the areas of technological innovation, intellectual property and technology transfer. Finally, he works closely with companies, financial institutions, not-for-profit entities, and trade associations on managing their operations in the United States and abroad. Mr. Unkovic's work has taken him to over 45 countries, with particular emphasis on the Pacific Rim. Mr. Unkovic has written six books and over 150 articles that have been published both nationally and internationally. Several of his published works have been translated into Japanese and Chinese. His 2009 book, The Art of Investing in America: Secrets to Success, is designed specifically for Chinese investors. Published in English and Chinese by Beijing Metallurgical Industry Press, it provides insights into how to successfully acquire American assets in today's trying economic conditions. Mr. Unkovic is often called upon to speak with government, business, and academic officials on international relationships and other high profile issues. Mr. Unkovic serves on the Board of Meritas, a global alliance of law firms committed to rigorous quality standards for its members. He has been named to each edition of The Best Lawyers in America since 2001. He is affiliated with numerous courts, professional organizations, and domestic and international arbitration tribunals. Mr. Unkovic earned his B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia and received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


Dennis Unkovic, chairman of Meritas, has big plans for the 7,000 attorney network | Blue Water Growth

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You are here: Home » News » Dennis Unkovic, chairman of Meritas, has big plans for the 7,000 attorney network
Dennis Unkovic, chairman of Meritas, has big plans for the 7,000 attorney network Dennis Unkovic rappels over the edge of the 25-story Henry W Oliver Building in Downtown Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. In September, Pittsburgh attorney Dennis Unkovic donned a helmet, attached himself to a harness at the top of the Oliver Building in Downtown, and proceeded to rappel down its side. While the rappelling was part of a fundraiser for charity, it reinforced Mr. Unkovic's image as someone not afraid of adventure. His new role as chairman of nonprofit attorney network Meritas won't have him jumping off buildings, but Mr. Unkovic is treating it like a challenge nonetheless. For regional law firms, competing in a global arena with giant, well-heeled firms can seem a daunting challenge indeed. "You need to have access," Mr. Unkovic explained, which firms with offices in numerous countries can provide. His firm, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, has been part of the Meritas network for more than 10 years, which puts them among 7,000 lawyers at 174 law firms in 228 markets. Mr. Unkovic said Meritas law firms pay annual dues including a per lawyer fee, but the fee is capped to keep dues in a reasonable range, and to avoid penalizing firms with larger numbers of lawyers. Research by Wellesley, Mass.-based BTI Consulting Group shows that over the past five years, many companies have trimmed their use of outside legal counsel in an effort to control costs, particularly during the height of the recession. But Mr. Unkovic said while he thinks companies remain cost-conscious, if the in-house counsel can demonstrate using an outside firm would provide value to a company, it's likely to take the chance on a regional firm. "A Meritas firm can give you the resources of a big firm without having to pay for a big firm," he said. "It's the advantage of a network: The client doesn't have to absorb the firm's overhead costs. Mr. Unkovic said one of the first things he wants to do as chairman is impress upon the members that they need to be better advocates for the organization. "We need to do things besides market to other lawyers," he said. And, he hopes to hold more member meetings outside the U.S. so that the organization is truly global. "Dennis has served as a leader within Meritas over the last 10 years as a board and executive committee member and in building Meritas' Asian membership," Ms. Moore said.


Team | Blue Water Growth

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Dennis Unkovic
Partner Dennis Unkovic is a partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP, a law firm of 63 attorneys handling a wide variety of business transactions, corporate litigation, and technology and intellectual property matters. Mr. Unkovic practices primarily in three areas: First, he handles mergers, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, acquisitions, and technology licensing relationships with domestic and international companies. Second, he advises in the areas of technological innovation, intellectual property and technology transfer. Finally, he works closely with companies, financial institutions, not-for-profit entities, and trade associations on managing their operations in the United States and abroad. Mr. Unkovic's work has taken him to over 45 countries, with particular emphasis on the Pacific Rim. Mr. Unkovic has written six books and over 150 articles that have been published both nationally and internationally. Several of his published works have been translated into Japanese and Chinese. His 2009 book, The Art of Investing in America: Secrets to Success, is designed specifically for Chinese investors. Published in English and Chinese by Beijing Metallurgical Industry Press, it provides insights into how to successfully acquire American assets in today's trying economic conditions. Mr. Unkovic is often called upon to speak with government, business, and academic officials on international relationships and other high profile issues. Mr. Unkovic serves on the Board of Meritas, a global alliance of law firms committed to rigorous quality standards for its members. He has been named to each edition of The Best Lawyers in America since 2001. He is affiliated with numerous courts, professional organizations, and domestic and international arbitration tribunals. Mr. Unkovic earned his B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia and received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


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26 Feb. Speaker Q&A: Dennis Unkovic of Meritas


MERITAS Law Firms Worldwide

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Dennis Unkovic
Vice Chair Meyer, Unkovic & Scott


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