McDonald Carano Private Wealth Attorneys Featured in 2019 Chambers High Net Worth Guide

July 24, 2019 – Chambers and Partners, one of the leading legal ratings agencies in the World, has recognized McDonald Carano and two of its attorneys in the new Chambers High Net Worth Guide for the third consecutive year. In addition to the firm’s recognition as the only Band One firm in Nevada for Private Wealth Law, McDonald Carano attorneys Robert Armstrong, partner in the Firm’s Trust & Estates and Tax Law teams, and Scott Swain, chair in the Firm’s Trust & Estates and Tax Law teams, were individually recognized as well.

“We are honored to again be recognized at the Band One level in Nevada for Private Wealth Law by Chambers,” said Jeff Silvestri, Managing Partner of McDonald Carano. “We extend our congratulations to Bob and Scott for their individual recognition, as well as the entire Trust & Estates and Tax Law teams. They have all continually demonstrated outstanding work in this area.”

Interviewees appreciate McDonald Carano’s “peerless attention to detail and client support,” and benefit from the team’s expertise across the full spectrum of trusts and estates matters. “They are, in my opinion, the leading experts in Nevada trust law and the regulation of the fiduciary sector in Nevada,” says one professional adviser, adding, “They also have good knowledge of the domestic federal tax system as it pertains to private clients.”

Sources noted to Chambers that Robert Armstrong is appreciated for his “industry knowledge, level of attention to detail, turnaround time and quality of work product.” He is described as an “extremely experienced and competent senior adviser,” and clients benefit from his extensive expertise in tax planning, trust and estate administration, and transactional matters. “He’s very smart, he’s detail-oriented and he has good people skills,” observes a source.

Of Scott Swain, one interviewee said, “He has provided solid legal advice and guidance on all matters brought to him,” adding, “He is timely, courteous, very knowledgeable and highly skilled in many areas which includes estate planning. I do not hesitate to recommend him.” Another interviewee says that Swain is “probably one of the most respected individuals I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with.”

As a tax-friendly state with trust laws that are among the most favorable in the United States, wealthy individuals continue to choose Nevada for trust administration, and McDonald Carano is at the forefront of this endeavor.  The Firm’s Trust & Estates team regularly counsels clients on a broad spectrum of wealth preservation initiatives, ranging from the simplest of wills to the most complex of irrevocable trusts and probate and conservatorship issues, as well as every kind of fiduciary income tax matter.

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Chambers and Partners establishes its rankings by utilizing a team of 150 researchers who conduct thousands of in-depth interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide. The team identifies and ranks the world’s best lawyers and legal departments according to the criteria most valued by clients: legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness and client service.

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