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

Best Lawyers in America Recognized
Eight Lawyers and Six Specialty Areas of Business Law Expertise

McDonald Carano proudly announces that Best Lawyers in America recognized eight of our Reno and Las Vegas lawyers and six of their specialty areas of business law expertise: (1) Corporate Law, (2) Business Organizations, (3) Mergers and Acquisitions, (4) Family Businesses Law, (5) Closely Held Companies and (6) Nonprofit/Charities Law. McDonald Carano also proudly announces that Best Lawyers in America named Andy Gabriel “Lawyer of the Year” in Corporate Law for the Las Vegas metropolitan region. Entirely based on peer review, the Best Lawyers methodology reflects the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues who are practicing in the same area of law and geographic region.

The eight lawyers are listed below, along with the specialty area(s) of business law expertise for which they have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America. We encourage you to learn more about their expertise and experience by clicking on their names and reviewing their biographies.

  • Robert Armstrong, Partner, Reno – Corporate Law; Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Nonprofit/Charities Law
  • Andy Gabriel, Partner, Las Vegas – Corporate Law; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • A.J. “Bud” Hicks, Partner, Reno – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Mark Knobel, Partner, Reno – Corporate Law; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Nonprofit/Charities Law
  • William Magrath, Partner, Reno – Corporate Law
  • Michael Pagni, Partner, Reno – Corporate Law
  • Brian Pick, Partner, Reno – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Brian Schusterman, Partner, Reno – Corporate Law

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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