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

John Galvin Receives
“Lawyer of the Year” Award
in Tax Law from
Best Lawyers in America 2022

McDonald Carano proudly announces that Best Lawyers in America 2022 has named John Galvin “Lawyer of the Year” in Tax Law for the Reno metropolitan region. Best Lawyers in America recognizes only the top 6% of private practicing attorneys 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.

Mr. Galvin represents individuals and families in connection with wealth preservation, including trust, estate, gift, income tax, business succession and charitable planning initiatives. He advises on all types of asset protection — ranging from simple wills, to the most complex irrevocable trusts, and in all types of probate and conservatorship matters. Mr. Galvin drafts revocable and irrevocable trusts, life insurance trusts, durable powers of attorney and split-interest charitable trusts. He is also involved in business buy-sell agreements and cross-purchase trusts, as well as in making other types of arrangements for owners of closely held business.

Mr. Galvin offers specific expertise in estate tax and fiduciary income tax matters, with significant experience in both uncontested and contested probate, conservatorship and trust proceedings. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Galvin is a Certified Public Accountant and uses this background to assist clients and their accountants in the preparation of Federal and State gift and estate tax returns. He is also effective in resolving controversies with the IRS and other taxing authorities in connection with income, gift and estate tax filings and sales use tax issues.

For more information about John Galvin and his areas of expertise, please click here.

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 Nevada, national, and international clients from our offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City. McDonald Carano provides legal services and government affairs and advocacy advice to startups, corporations, private companies, trade associations, nonprofits, public entities, high-net-worth individuals, and family offices throughout Nevada. We are proud to be your Nevada law firm since 1949.

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