23 Reno Office Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®

McDonald Carano proudly announces that 21 of our Reno office lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and two lawyers received Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards. Best Lawyers® recognizes only the top 5% of practicing lawyers and Ones to Watch recognizes “extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years for outstanding professional excellence.” 

Recognition is based on a peer review process that evaluates the professional abilities and quality of legal services provided by lawyers who are practicing in the same geographic region and area of law. The list of recognized lawyers from our Reno office is provided below.

Ones to Watch® Reno Office

  • Eric Duhon – Real Estate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Jane Susskind – Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation

Best Lawyers in America® Reno Office

  • Matt Addison – Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Construction Litigation (Including Lawyer of the Year in Construction Litigation)
  • Robert Armstrong – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Trust & Estates Law
  • Sallie Armstrong – Bankruptcy Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law 
  • Paul Bancroft – Tax Law
  • Kelci Binau – Gaming Law, Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • James Bradshaw – Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Construction Litigation 
  • A.G. Burnett – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Gaming Law
  • Lucas Foletta – Government Relations Practice, Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • John Galvin – Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Trust & Estates Law, Nonprofit/Charities Law
  • Leigh Goddard – Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation, Trust & Estates Litigation
  • Sylvia Harrison – Energy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law (including Lawyer of the Year in Energy Law)
  • A. J. “Bud” Hicks – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Gaming Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (including Lawyer of the Year in Gaming Law)
  • Josh Hicks – Government Relations Practice, Real Estate Law, Tax Litigation & Controversy
  • Adam Hosmer-Henner – Commercial Litigation, Gaming Law, Appellate Practice, Trust & Estates Litigation, Tax Litigation & Controversy
  • Mark Knobel – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Trust & Estates Law, Trust & Estates Litigation, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Tax Law (including Lawyer of the Year in Trust & Estates Litigation and Nonprofit/Charities Law)
  • William Magrath – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Construction Litigation, Corporate Law, Trust & Estates Litigation
  • Lance McKenzie – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Brian Pick – Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law
  • Brian Schusterman – Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Corporate Governance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law (including Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law)
  • Richard Trachok – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Energy Law, Gaming Law
  • Lisa Wiltshire Alstead – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

About McDonald Carano

McDonald Carano has been shaping Nevada’s legal, business, and policy landscape since our founding in 1949. With more than 60 lawyers and government affairs professionals working from offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City, we are Nevada’s law firm for business. Our local, national and international clients include Fortune 500 corporations, fast-growth and mid-market companies, entrepreneurs and startups, non-profit organizations, government entities, and high-net-worth individuals. Our attorneys deliver cross-discipline, one-stop, business law and government affairs counsel. Please visit mcdonaldcarano.com

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