Bar Admissions
  • Nevada
Education
  • LL.M., New York University, School of Law, 1998
  • J.D., University of Montana, School of Law, 1997
  • B.S., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1993
Bar Admissions
  • Nevada
Education
  • LL.M., New York University, School of Law, 1998
  • J.D., University of Montana, School of Law, 1997
  • B.S., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1993

Professional Background

Lance McKenzie, a Partner at McDonald Carano, was born in Fort Worth, Texas and grew up in the small town of Woodway, Texas. Mr. McKenzie received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1993, his law degree from the University of Montana School Of Law in 1997 and his LL.M Degree in taxation from New York University School of law in 1998. Lance is a member of the Nevada State Bar, Colorado State Bar, Florida State Bar and the United State Tax Court. His professional career began in 1995 at Beard and Kultgen Law Firm in Waco, Texas. In 1998 Mr. McKenzie began working as an associate at the world’s fourth largest firm, Baker & McKenzie, where he engaged in research of tax issues with an emphasis on sophisticated international and corporate tax planning. His areas of focus included structuring joint ventures, corporate acquisitions and reorganizations, and estate and gift tax planning. Lance also worked as an Associate at the Denver, Colorado firm of Lottner Rubin Fishman Brown & Saul, P.C.

Lance has continued to focus his practice in the areas of asset protection, estate planning, probate and trust administration, charitable organizations and business transactions. Lance currently sits on the Board of Directors for KNBP Channel 5 Public Television and is an Advisory Board Member for the Community Foundation of Western Nevada. He is also the author of several published articles and gives frequent seminars on estate and asset protection planning.

Lance is married to Reno native Tracy J. McKenzie who also attended the University of Montana School of Law. Lance and Tracy have two young children, Jackson and Madison. The McKenzie family enjoys outdoor activities and travel to tropical locations.

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