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

McDonald Carano Ranked as a Leading Nevada Law Firm in 2020 Chambers USA and Chambers High Net Worth Guides

July 9, 2020 – McDonald Carano is pleased to announce Chambers has again listed the Firm as a highly ranked law firm in both the Chambers USA and Chambers High Net Worth Guides. Chambers is widely recognized as the preeminent legal ranking agency globally and has consistently highlighted the outstanding work of McDonald Carano’s practice areas and individual attorneys.

Today, Chambers recognized McDonald Carano and two of its attorneys in the 2020 Chambers High Net Worth Guide, for the fourth consecutive year. In addition to the Firm’s recognition as the only Band 1 law firm in Nevada for Private Wealth Law, McDonald Carano attorneys Scott A. Swain and Robert E. Armstrong were individually recognized as the only Band 1 lawyers in the Private Wealth category in Nevada.

Earlier this year, several other McDonald Carano practice areas and attorneys were recognized in the 2020 Chambers USA Guide, including the Commercial Litigation, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Gaming & Licensing and Real Estate Law groups and the following attorneys:

Andrew S. Gabriel (Corporate/Commercial and Real Estate)
Gregory Giordano (Gaming & Licensing)
Sylvia Harrison (Energy, Environment & Natural Resources)
A.J. “Bud” Hicks (Gaming & Licensing)
Pat Lundvall (Litigation: General Commercial)
Robert E. McPeak (Real Estate)
George F. Ogilvie III (Construction Litigation)

Of the Firm’s Trust & Estates practice, clients reported to Chambers, “[T]hey are very thorough and they have a great deal of depth” and “they have talent in that firm for all the different disciplines; wealth management is just one of them.”

Sources noted to Chambers that Robert Armstrong is “highly knowledgeable and skilled, and is known and respected by estate regulators” and he “totally understands all aspects of finance and deal structures, and is a well-recognized expert in the area of high-net-worth trust construction, wills and estate planning.” Robert is “especially notable for his work on the establishment and administration of Nevada-based private trust companies.”

Of Scott Swain, sources informed Chambers that Scott is “professional, knowledgeable and responsive,” and “has a very good way of framing issues and communicating, and has great knowledge of the estate planning realm.” Scott’s practice includes advising on a broad range of tax matters and assisting clients with closely-held enterprises on corporate issues, as well as trust and estate planning. A source interviewed by Chambers reported that Scott is “second to none in his knowledge of tax law and business and entity structures.”

“Each of our attorneys recognized by Chambers is well-deserving of the honor,” said George F. Ogilvie III, Managing Partner of McDonald Carano. “The rankings of these practice groups and attorneys demonstrate how McDonald Carano continues to build upon the 70-year legacy created by our founders. We are proud of every attorney who has worked to build leading practice groups that are consistently recognized by Chambers for their outstanding work.”

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To view the McDonald Carano listing in the 2020 Chambers USA Guide, please visit; https://chambers.com/law-firm/mcdonald-carano-usa-5:65649

Chambers and Partners establishes its rankings by utilizing a team of more than 200 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.

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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