Helping Clients Navigate Nevada’s Ever-Changing 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 the Firm was founded more than 70 years ago. McDonald Carano proudly maintains our “Battle Born” reputation as we continue to thrive and grow as an independent Nevada law firm.

McDonald Carano has more than 60 attorneys and government affairs professionals who serve local, national, and international clients with interests across our State. Our reputation as the go-to law firm in Nevada is underscored by our role as the exclusive Nevada firm in both Meritas and State Law Resources.

Putting clients first—and delivering innovative, pragmatic solutions—is at the heart of what we do, whether navigating critical transactions, complex litigation, or complicated legislation. We are here to guide you through whatever challenges and opportunities come your way.

In 2022, McDonald Carano received more Practice Group rankings than any other law firm in Nevada from Chambers, the global legal profession's most respected resource for selecting outside counsel. In Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, McDonald Carano earned prestigious rankings in Commercial Litigation (including Construction Litigation), Corporate & Commercial Law, Gaming & Licensing Law, Real Estate Law, and Environment Law. Our Trust & Estates Practice also received the highest ranking in Private Wealth Law in Chambers High Net Worth Legal Guide.

Recent News, Insights and Awards

James has 10 years of in-house executive experience as CEO, President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary.

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Rob is also recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, and Martindale-Hubbell.

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A.G. served as Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board from 2012 through 2017 and as a member of the Governor’s Gaming Policy Committee.

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Jane also represents McDonald Carano in the Young Lawyers Program of Meritas, a network of over 185 law firms in more than 90 countries.

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Chris is a Real Estate & Land Use attorney focusing his practice on real estate transactions, land use matters and real estate litigation.

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“We are proud to work with Liberty Media to help bring the pinnacle of global motorsport to the world’s iconic entertainment destination,” Andy Gabriel

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A.G., Greg and Dennis brought to the acquisition their unique background as former regulators in Nevada’s gaming industry, with invaluable insight into the inner workings of gaming regulatory agencies.

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Our Commercial & Complex Litigation practice is ranked Band 1 in Chambers and our Appellate practice is Tier 1 in Best Law Firms in America.

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Featured Professional Profile

Lance N. McKenzie

Lance McKenzie is a Partner in the Trusts & Estates Group with McDonald Carano, focusing his practice on the representation of high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, as well as private family...

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