Celebrating 75 Years of Serving Nevada’s Legal, Business, Government, and Civic Communities

Helping Clients Across Nevada

McDonald Carano was founded in Reno in 1949. With additional offices in Las Vegas and Carson City, we are the only remaining Nevada-headquartered full-service statewide law firm that helped establish Nevada’s legal community 75 years ago.

McDonald Carano was created, built, and sustained by people who love Nevada. We are multigenerational Nevadans with deep ties to our great State. We proudly continue to thrive as an independent Nevada law firm.

McDonald Carano provides legal services and government affairs and advocacy advice to startups, corporations, trade associations, nonprofits, public entities, high-net-worth individuals, investors, and public-private partnerships. We serve state, national, and international clients with interests across Nevada.

McDonald Carano’s reputation as the go-to law firm in Nevada is underscored by being the only Nevada firm in Meritas and State Law Resources. The unmatched depth and breadth of our expertise is demonstrated by having the most Band 1 ranked lawyers, the most practice areas with a Band 1 ranked lawyer, and the most practice areas ranked overall than any other law firm in Nevada in Chambers 2023.

Putting clients first—and delivering innovative, pragmatic solutions—is at the heart of what we do. Whether navigating transactions, litigation, or legislation, we guide clients through every challenge and opportunity that comes their way.

News, Insights and Awards

McDonald Carano proudly announces that Kelci Binau has been selected to serve as General Counsel of Global Gaming Women.

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“Through this article, I am appreciative of the opportunity to offer insights aimed at assisting new Partners as they push forward and continue to succeed.”

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McDonald Carano shares the exciting news that Cassidy Wilson has joined our Government Affairs & Advocacy group!

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“We are excited to see Chelsea and Phil reach this milestone and we look forward to their future successes and contributions to our clients and our Firm,” said George Ogilvie, Managing Partner.

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Congratulating Karyna Armstrong on receiving a “Diverse Lawyers Making a Difference” award from Profiles in Diversity Journal.

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McDonald Carano congratulates Matt Addison, Leigh Goddard, and Josh Hicks on being recognized in the Influential Leader category in the Best In Business Awards by Northern Nevada Business Weekly.

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Congratulating Pat Lundvall on her NBTA President’s Award for “exceptional and noteworthy work and unique accomplishments and efforts."

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Congratulating Firm Managing Partner George Ogilvie on his third Lawyer of the Year award in Construction Law & Litigation from Best Lawyers in America!

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Lindsay Knox receives a Nevada State Commendation Medal from the Governor of Nevada and a Patrick Henry Award from the U.S. National Guard Association.

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Featured Professional Profile

Scott Swain

Scott Swain is Chair of the Tax Law Practice and Trust & Estates Practice. Mr. Swain has nearly 40 years of experience serving clients, of which over 30 years have...

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