Forward-Thinking Litigator and Partner Helps Nevada Firm’s Reno Office Grow and Flourish.

December 2020, Vol. 39 No. 12: Of Counsel Interview with Steven T. Taylor.

Over the last decade or so, several second-tier cities in the American West have been seeing their populations increase, businesses expand, tourism rise and levels of technological sophistication grow. Places like Boise, Idaho; Bend, Oregon; and Missoula and Bozeman, Montana have been booming pre-pandemic at least, and many residents of these cities say they will bounce back when COVID clears, and they will continue to thrive. Perhaps no metro area is positioned as well as Reno, Nevada.

The legal market in Reno has also made great strides, and the Las Vegas-based law firm of MacDonald Carano seems to be leading the way. Born and raised in “The Biggest Little City in the World,” litigator Matt Addison is about to complete the third year of managing the firm’s Reno office and has been pivotal in its market ascendancy and technological innovation. As his website bio puts it, Addison is “helping to guide the firm into [the] future with a strategic vision aimed at distinguishing the firm as a bold innovator in the legal industry.”

Addison centers his practice on commercial litigation and has run up a stellar track record in representing clients in significant bench and jury trials in city, state, and federal courts, and appeals before the Nevada Supreme Court. He’s also the recipient of numerous honors and recognitions by prominent publications and ranking agencies and serves as an active member of his community.

Recently, Of Counsel spoke with Addison about his path into the legal profession, an important case he litigated and won his likes and dislikes about the profession, his stewardship thus far of the Northern Nevada office, the city in which he’s been a lifelong resident, Reno, and other topics. The following is that edited interview.

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McDonald Carano has helped to shape the Nevada business and legal landscape for 70 years. With more than 60 lawyers and government affairs professionals in our offices in Las Vegas and Reno, we are Nevada's law firm for business. We proudly represent Fortune 500 companies, financial and governmental institutions, fast-growth and mid-market companies, entrepreneurs, start-up ventures, non-profit organizations and 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, visit mcdonaldcarano.com, call 775.788.2000 (Reno office), or 702.873.4100 (Las Vegas office) or reach us by email at info@mcdonaldcarano.com.

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