Insight and Experience

Because the energy industry is so complex, clients working in it need lawyers who are not only smart but also pragmatic and adaptable. McDonald Carano’s Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Group is dedicated to the natural resources and energy sectors of Nevada and beyond. We consistently deliver solid solutions pertaining to environmental law, water resources, public lands and land use in the areas of energy, utilities, mining, minerals and geothermal resources. We fully understand the significance of natural resources and energy in the Western United States, and we are skilled in navigating our clients through obstacles to their progress.

The members of our Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Group have hands-on experience in both government and business, and possess the scientific and technical training needed to offer comprehensive advice to our clients. Our team identifies efficient strategies that are not only legal but that also achieve the micro and macro commercial objectives of each client. Our reputation and track record of proven results in this area are undeniable: five of our practice group team members have been included in the Best Lawyers in America®, and the firm is consistently listed in Chambers USA as a leader in environmental law.

The realm of energy, the environment and natural resources changes constantly. Both economic and political forces heavily influence this sector, and laws and regulations often differ at local, national and even international levels. As counsel and advocate, McDonald Carano guides clients through the ever-evolving legal, financial, business and political arenas that define this dynamic industry.

Practice Area News

McDonald Carano Welcomes Attorney Richard Trachok

McDonald Carano announced today that Richard M. Trachok II has joined the Firm as Senior Counsel. He brings with him extensive experience in energy and alternative energy, telecommunications and utilities, gaming and…

McDonald Carano Highlighted in Chambers USA as a Top Nevada Law Firm

Las Vegas, NV – Chambers USA, one of the leading legal ratings agencies in the United States, has released its 2017 rankings. McDonald Carano once again received high honors, maintaining…

Adapting Water Laws for a New Environment: Trends in Appropriation Doctrine States

Photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on water laws.  Extreme climatic perturbations across the globe have created both record-breaking droughts…

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