We Make the Difference

McDonald Carano’s Government Affairs & Advocacy (GAA) team works collaboratively with clients to identify and meet their policy and business goals in the legislative and regulatory environments.  We combine the skills of attorneys and traditional lobbyists with extensive governmental experience in both the private and public sectors.  Our GAA team is known for its extensive network of relationships. We leverage our knowledge, influence, and relationships to craft impactful solutions for clients doing business in Nevada, and who are subject to the laws and regulations of federal agencies, the Nevada Legislature, state regulatory agencies, and city and county authorities.

Our team assists businesses, individuals and other organizations with defining their objectives and designing a comprehensive strategy and action plan that offers the greatest potential for success. Our firm is dedicated to supporting client priorities during the legislative session. We represent client policy interests at interim committee hearings, as well as facilitate direct client relationships with legislators. We also work with clients and agency staff on the development of regulatory language, as well as advise on other issues that may affect our clients.

At the local government level, our team represents clients on a wide range of issues, including land use planning, development entitlements, master plan and zoning modifications, licensing and permitting, special assessments, tax issues and contracting.

Collectively, our Government Affairs & Advocacy team delivers decades of proven representation in advocacy, negotiation, lobbying, diplomacy and relationship management. We have been involved in a wide variety of matters pertaining to:

  • Business development
  • Communications
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Gaming
  • Public safety and homeland security
  • Aviation
  • Renewable energy
  • Independent power producers
  • Hospitality and lodging
  • Commercial real estate
  • K-12 education and private higher education
  • Solid waste management and recycling
  • Transportation
  • Regulated and non-regulated utilities
  • Multi-family dwellings
  • Water
  • Family trust companies
  • Private equity
  • Mineral exploration

Practice Area News

Nevada Nonprofit Gives $700K for Battle Born Makeover

An exhibit at the State Capitol is getting a $700,000 makeover. The Nevada 150 Foundation presented Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday with $700,000 that will go toward new exhibits and…

Las Vegas Law Firm Shakes It Up With New Policy Analyst Hire

After serving two sessions in the Nevada state legislature as the legislative assistant for Senator Aaron Ford, a Democrat who became the Senate minority leader last session and serves as…

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Connecting The Dots: Lobbyists Line Up Clients As 2017 Session Tees Off

Nevada lawmakers come and go, but one thing remains the same year after year in Carson City — the hordes of mostly well-dressed, well-spoken lobbyists who do their best to…

Our Government Affairs & Advocacy Group

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