Helping Clients Navigate Nevada’s Legal, Business and Government Landscape
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 throughout Nevada.
We are the only remaining Nevada-headquartered full-service statewide law firm that helped establish Nevada’s legal community when we were founded more than 70 years ago. McDonald Carano proudly continues to thrive as an independent Nevada law firm. McDonald Carano was founded, built and sustained by people who love Nevada. We are multigenerational Nevadans with deep ties to our great State.
We serve local, national, and international clients with interests across Nevada. Our reputation as the go-to law firm in Nevada is underscored by our role as the exclusive Nevada firm in Meritas and State Law Resources. Putting clients first—and delivering innovative, pragmatic solutions—is at the heart of what we do, whether navigating transactions, litigation, or legislation. We are here to guide you through whatever challenges and opportunities come your way.
Our expertise is demonstrated by being awarded the most Band 1 ranked attorneys, the most practices with a Band 1 ranked attorney, and the most practices ranked overall than any other law firm in Nevada from Chambers 2023, the global legal profession's respected resource for selecting outside counsel. In the Best In Business 2022 contest, the local Nevada business community selected us for seven awards: (a) 1st place Law Firm, (b) 1st place Most Philanthropic Company with more than 30 employees, (c) 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the “Influential Leader” category and (d) 1st and 2nd place in the “Up & Coming Business Person” category. In 2023 we earned the first "Partner in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion" medallion from the State Bar of Nevada.
News, Insights and Awards
The Nevada Independent interviews John Fortin about his first-impression pro bono case that could reshape the forfeiture process in Nevada.Read More
Congratulating Firm Managing Partner George Ogilvie on his third Lawyer of the Year award in Construction Law & Litigation from Best Lawyers in America!Read More
McDonald Carano received the “Battle Born” award at the Nevada Business Awards event honoring the accomplishments of Nevada-headquartered businesses.Read More
McDonald Carano congratulates Kelci Binau on being an Honoree at the Salute to Women of Achievement event hosted by Nevada Women's Fund.Read More
The DEI Medallion is awarded to firms that complete at least five DEI initiatives. McDonald Carano completed more than 10 and additional DEI programs are underway.Read More
“We are proud to work with Liberty Media to help bring the pinnacle of global motorsport to the world’s iconic entertainment destination,” Andy GabrielRead More
Every member of our Gaming Law practice is recognized in Best Lawyers in America and the practice group is ranked Tier 1 in Best Law Firms.Read More
Featured Professional Profile
A. J. “Bud” Hicks
A.J. “Bud” Hicks is Senior Counsel at McDonald Carano and has been serving as Chair of the Gaming & Administrative Law Practice for more than 40 years. Mr. Hicks is...Read More »