James Chisel Joins Trust & Estates and Tax Law Practice Groups

McDonald Carano welcomes James Chisel as a member of our Trust & Estates Practice Group and Tax Law Practice Group. His practice area is focused on the planning, creation and administration of trusts and estates. James’s experience includes preparing comprehensive estate plans for married and single clients, assisting clients with trust and decedent estate administration for taxable and nontaxable estates, and representing clients in ex parte probate proceedings. 

He has drafted a comprehensive range of documents including probate court documents, deeds and documentation related to property transfers within estates, and documents for trust and estate administration such as certifications of trust, inventory and appraisals, and beneficiary receipts and releases. James has also prepared estate and gift tax returns and researched state property tax issues, federal tax issues, and other estate planning, probate, and tax matters. 

James’s background includes serving as a Summer Intern for the Honorable Barry L. Breslow and the Honorable Frances Doherty of the Second Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada in Reno.

James earned an LL.M. in Taxation Law from the University of San Francisco School of Law where he received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Federal Tax Procedure & Professional Responsibility as well as the Anderson Tax Award which is given to one graduate LL.M. student each year for “superior academic performance in the tax curriculum with demonstrated commitment to the field.” James earned a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law where he received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Family Wealth Management. James also has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Puget Sound.


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