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 was founded, built and sustained by people who love Nevada. We are multigenerational Nevadans with deep ties to this great State.

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.

Recognition of our legal expertise is demonstrated by receiving more Practice Group rankings than any other law firm in Nevada from Chambers 2022, the global legal profession's most respected resource for selecting outside counsel. Recognition of our reputation in the local business community is demonstrated by: (1) our Firm receiving the highest number of votes in two categories – 1st place Law Firm and 1st place Most Philanthropic Company with more than 30 employees, (2) three of our team members receiving the three highest numbers of votes in the “Influential Leader” category, and (3) two of our team members receiving the two highest numbers of votes in the “Up & Coming Business Person” category in the Best In Business 2022 contest.

Recent News, Insights and Awards

McDonald Carano believes in fostering an authentic culture of DEI in which all feel seen, heard, and valued.

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McDonald Carano thanks Northern Nevada Businesses for your trust, confidence and support!

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Recognized among “business leaders that have had the biggest impact in the Northern Nevada business community.”

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Recognized among “business leaders that have had the biggest impact in the Northern Nevada business community.”

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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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“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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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.

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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

William A. S. Magrath II

William Magrath serves as Chair of the Complex & Commercial Litigation Group with McDonald Carano. For more than 35 years, he has focused on complex construction, business, contract, and commercial...

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