Payne & Fears LLP has been selected to join the worldwide network of First Law International ("FLI NET") and has entered into a joint venture agreement with FLI NET as of July 26, 2012.
FLI NET is the Brussels-based hub of a global network of 50 independent, national law firms in some 50 countries around the world. Each local firm is a best-in-class independent national law firm, according to Chambers/Legal 500, and is top-tier in its respective jurisdiction. Each member firm is carefully selected and vetted to ensure that it meets FLI NET's high quality standards, common culture of timely responsiveness and customer satisfaction, while providing a full range of legal services to provide seamless cross-border legal support. FLI NET member firms currently employ more than 4,000 lawyers in over 60 of the world's most thriving economic centers.
"We are honored to have been selected as one of only two law firms in the United States to be part of the FLI NET network," said Daniel F. Fears, managing partner of Payne & Fears LLP. "In an increasingly global legal market, we believe this new association will offer our clients greater access to a full-service menu of the best quality legal services in each jurisdiction with a FLI NET affiliate firm. In turn, we hope to offer member firms and their international clients doing business in the United States access to our outstanding lawyers here at Payne & Fears."