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

#1 Ranked Practice Groups in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2023

McDonald Carano proudly announces that Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business awarded prestigious rankings to the following six Practice Groups in our Reno and Las Vegas offices – Commercial Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate Law, Gaming & Licensing Law-Nevada, and Gaming & Licensing Law-USA. McDonald Carano received the most Practice Group rankings of all firms in Nevada. In addition, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business does not rank Practice Groups in Construction Litigation but does rank individual attorneys and awarded Firm Managing Partner George Ogilvie the highest Band 1 ranking for his construction law expertise. (In a separate publication titled Chambers High Net Worth Guide, our Trust & Estates Practice received Band 1 ranking in Private Wealth Law.)

Chambers is an independent research company that evaluates and ranks law firms and lawyers throughout the world. It provides the legal profession’s most respected and comprehensive guides for businesses selecting outside counsel. Practice Group rankings assess legal ability, client service, team depth, commercial vision, business understanding, professional conduct, diligence, and value.

What Do Our Clients Say?

Chambers’ research includes confidential surveys and interviews with clients. We are proud to celebrate our highly ranked Practice Groups and we congratulate the McDonald Carano lawyers who deliver the outstanding results and service that clients have described to Chambers as quoted below.

Ranked Practice Group Client Reference Comments
Commercial & Complex Litigation
(Band 1 ranked)
  • “My impression of the whole team is that they are exceptionally well versed in the laws and regulations of Nevada. They were prompt in their responses and their guidance was spot on for what the outcome was.” 
  • “We are extremely happy with the service. They are super respected in the state and very attuned to the litigation environment in the state.” 
  • “The team is not only responsive but well ahead of deadlines with top-notch legal work.” 
  • “McDonald Carano’s attorneys are always super responsive, morning, noon and night.” 
  • “McDonald Carano’s ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters is second to none.” 
  • “They have very high-level top litigators and a good bench of associates backing them up.”
  • “My overall impression of McDonald Carano is one of extremely competent, well-organized and prepared, very responsive and appropriately tenacious attorneys.” 
  • “Both during trial and post-trial, they were excellent, organized and consistently on top of the matter, finding everything quickly when needed.”
  • “They handle a lot of the top-tier commercial disputes – they’re very capable. This is a truly excellent civil litigation and trial firm that is top of the class.”
Corporate & Commercial Law
(Band 1 ranked)
  • “The team has really done a terrific job.”
  • “They have people covering all specialties and so we can bounce ideas off other attorneys within the firm.”
  • “We have been very impressed and are 100% satisfied with their services, which have encompassed a wide range of services.”
Environmental Law
(Band 1 ranked)
  • “The team at McDonald Carano shows great attention to detail, responsiveness, and substantive knowledge. It’s a highly skilled team which is responsive and communicative under time pressure.” 
  • “They are experts on federal and tribal land laws and permitting restraints in Nevada.” 
  • “Their team combined deep subject-matter expertise in water law with great writing and advocacy.” 
  • “The legal services of McDonald Carano are knowledgeable, timely and cost-efficient. They have the relationships with and respect of the regulatory community.” 
  • “The team’s knowledge is tremendous, as are the attorneys’ communication skills and their sincere ability to find a solution favorable to all parties where possible.”
  • “The firm is well versed in the subject matter and handles engagements very efficiently.”
  • “McDonald Carano’s lawyers are knowledgeable regarding matters occurring in the community.”  
Gaming & Licensing Law
(Band 2 ranked)
  • “The firm contains really experienced gaming attorneys. One of McDonald Carano’s strengths is the experience of their lawyers.” 
  • “The group is extremely professional and knowledgeable.” 
  • “McDonald Caraano provides great service and we would not achieve results without them.” 
  • Members of the team are “very thoughtful and to the point” and have “valuable perspective on the practical realities of how investigations work and how to guide clients through the process.” 
  • “They do good work, always have the right experts available, and strive for win/win solutions to complex problems.” 
  • Their attorneys have “a great network within the gaming regulatory community and uniquely understand how the regulators think about things.”
  • They have “a strong understanding of the law and the execution required to deliver compelling results.”
  • Their team consists of “really hard workers who are very knowledgeable about what’s needed for a gaming application, and they research matters efficiently and very timely.”
Real Estate Law
(Band 2 ranked)
  • “I’m very impressed with the firm and the quality of the work.”
  • “Everyone we have worked with has been great.”
  • “I highly recommend them and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.” 
  • “Our experience working with McDonald Carano has been excellent. The firm offers strength in depth and has a very broad scope of expertise.”
  • “A good firm with a strong group of lawyers.”

About McDonald Carano

In 2024, McDonald Carano celebrates 75 years of serving Nevada’s legal, business, government, and civic communities. More than 60 lawyers and government relations professionals serve state, national, and international clients from our offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City. McDonald Carano provides legal services and government affairs and advocacy counsel to startups, corporations, trade associations, nonprofits, public entities, high-net-worth individuals, investors, and public-private partnerships throughout Nevada. We are proud to be your Nevada law firm since 1949.

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