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The stakes are high. The issues are complex. Let us meet them–and carry you through. McDonald Carano is Nevada’s business firm, providing solution-driven counsel to businesses, organizations, and investors with interests in Nevada. With an extensive bench of attorneys and government affairs professionals, we solve business-related challenges in this fast-evolving region.
Our practice of putting clients first—and delivering innovative, pragmatic solutions— is at the heart of our practice. High-stakes negotiation. Complex litigation. Complicated legislation. Organizations—global, national and locally-based—retain us again and again.

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5 State Marijuana Mandates Throwing Employers for a Loop

November 25, 2019, Law360, by Vin Gurrieri– In Nevada, one issue that Reno-based McDonald Carano LLP partner Leigh Goddard said has created a “huge problem” for employers is a law taking effect...

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McDonald Carano Expands Employment and Government Affairs Practices

November 4, 2019 – McDonald Carano is pleased to announce the addition of two highly accomplished attorneys, highlighting the firm’s continued commitment to expansion in Nevada. Makenzie Warren joins the...

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McDonald Carano Named One of the Country’s “Best Law Firms”

November 1, 2019, McDonald Carano, Nevada’s law firm for businesses and high-net-worth individuals, is pleased to announce the firm has been named one of the country’s “Best Law Firms” in...

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Q & A: Former Gaming Regulator A.G. Burnett on Sports Betting, Industry Trends

September 16, 2019,, by Bryan Horwath A well-known name in Nevada gaming circles, A.G. Burnett served on the state’s Gaming Control Board from 2011 to 2017, taking over as chairman in...

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McDonald Carano Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers Awards

Las Vegas, Nevada, August 15, 2019 – McDonald Carano LLP is pleased to announce new recognition in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. McDonald Carano attorneys recognized...

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Attorney Profile

Matt Addison

A lifelong Reno resident, Matt Addison joined McDonald Carano in 1989. Since that time the firm has expanded, diversified, and the landscape of Nevada has become more technology-centric. Mr. Addison,...

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