Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Seven Lawyers’ Expertise in Trust & Estate Planning, Litigation and Tax

McDonald Carano proudly announces that Best Lawyers in America recognized seven lawyers in our Reno and Las Vegas offices for their expertise in trust and estate planning and litigation, and related tax law advice and controversies. McDonald Carano also proudly announces that Best Lawyers in America named Aaron Shipley “Lawyer of the Year” in Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation (Las Vegas) and John Galvin “Lawyer of the Year” in Tax Law (Reno). 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 seven lawyers are listed below, along with the area(s) of expertise for which they have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America. We encourage you to learn more by clicking on their names and reviewing their biographies.

  • Robert Armstrong, Partner, Reno – Trust & Estates Law; Tax Law
  • John Galvin, Partner, Reno – Trust & Estates Law; Tax Law
  • Leigh Goddard, Partner, Reno – Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation
  • Mark Knobel, Partner, Reno – Trust & Estates Law; Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation; Tax Law
  • William Magrath II, Partner, Reno – Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation
  • Aaron Shipley, Partner, Las Vegas – Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation
  • Scott Swain, Partner, Las Vegas – Trust & Estates Law; Tax Law

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