37 McDonald Carano Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2022

McDonald Carano proudly announces that 37 of our lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the leading peer-review publication in the legal profession. Seven of our lawyers also received “Lawyer of the Year” awards and one lawyer received the “Ones to Watch” award. Best Lawyers recognizes only the top 6% of practicing lawyers and only one lawyer receives the “Lawyer of the Year” award for achieving the highest peer review ratings in a specific area of law and geographic region. The “Ones to Watch” award recognizes “extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years for outstanding professional excellence.” Best Lawyers recognition is based entirely 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 37 recognized lawyers is provided below.

  • Matt Addison, Reno – Construction Law; Construction Litigation; Commercial Litigation
  • Robert Armstrong, Reno – Trust and Estates Law; Tax Law; Corporate Law; Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Nonprofit/Charities Law; Real Estate Law
  • Sallie Armstrong, Reno – Commercial Litigation; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Kelci Binau, Reno – Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • James Bradshaw, Reno – Construction Law; Construction Litigation; Commercial Litigation
  • A.G. Burnett, Reno – Gaming Law; Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Sarah Ferguson, Reno – Commercial Litigation
  • Lucas Foletta, Reno – Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Andy Gabriel, Las Vegas – Corporate Law; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Real Estate Law
  • Kristen Gallagher, Las Vegas – Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Management
  • John Galvin, Reno – Tax Law; Trust and Estate Law; Real Estate Law
  • Greg Giordano, Las Vegas – Gaming Law
  • Leigh Goddard, Reno – Labor and Employment Litigation; Trust and Estate Litigation; Commercial Litigation
  • Dennis Gutwald, Las Vegas – Gaming Law; Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Sylvia Harrison, Reno – Energy Law; Environmental Law
  • A.J. “Bud” Hicks, Reno – Gaming Law; Administrative/Regulatory Law; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Josh Hicks, Reno – Government Relations
  • Adam Hosmer-Henner, Reno – Commercial Litigation; Gaming Law
  • Rory Kay, Las Vegas – Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation
  • Mark Knobel, Reno – Tax Law; Trust and Estate Litigation; Nonprofit/Charities Law; Corporate Law; Trust and Estates Law; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Pat Lundvall, Las Vegas – Commercial Litigation; Labor and Employment Litigation
  • William Magrath, Reno – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Construction Law; Construction Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Trust and Estates Litigation
  • Robert McPeak, Las Vegas – Construction Law; Construction Litigation; Real Estate Law
  • Chris Molina, Las Vegas – Commercial Litigation
  • George Ogilvie, Las Vegas – Construction Law; Construction Litigation; Commercial Litigation
  • Michael Pagni, Reno – Real Estate Law; Corporate Law; Government Relations; Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Amanda Perach, Las Vegas – Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation
  • Brian Pick, Reno – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Real Estate Law
  • Brian Schusterman, Reno – Corporate Law; Real Estate Law
  • Aaron Shipley, Las Vegas – Commercial Litigation; Trust and Estates Litigation
  • Jeff Silvestri, Las Vegas – Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation
  • Scott Swain, Las Vegas – Trust and Estates Law; Tax Law
  • Richard Trachok, Reno – Administrative/Regulatory Law; Gaming Law; Energy Law
  • Mackenzie Warren, Las Vegas – Government Relations
  • Lisa Wiltshire Alstead, Reno – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Ryan Works, Las Vegas – Commercial Litigation; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Amanda Yen, Las Vegas – Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation

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 Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City, we are Nevada’s law firm for business. Our local, national and global 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, commercial law and government affairs counsel. Our dedication to clients, innovative thinking and practical solutions based in sound business and legal judgments are at the heart of our practice. For more information, please visit mcdonaldcarano.com or send an email to info@mcdonaldcarano.com.

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