McDonald Carano Receives Highest Number of Practice Group Rankings in Chambers 2022

McDonald Carano proudly announces that five of our Practice Groups received prestigious rankings in the Nevada section of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2022. The Nevada section evaluated law firms in seven practice areas and recognized McDonald Carano in five areas – Commercial Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Law, Environmental Law, Gaming & Licensing Law, and Real Estate Law. In Construction Law, Chambers USA does not rank Practice Groups but does rank individual attorneys and awarded George Ogilvie the highest Band 1 ranking. In a second publication titled Chambers High Net Worth Guide, our Trust & Estates Practice received its sixth consecutive highest Band 1 ranking.

Ranked Practice Groups

McDonald Carano received more practice group rankings than any other law firm in Nevada. Three of our practice groups are ranked in the highest Band 1 category – no law firm in Nevada received more than three Band 1 practice group rankings – and two of our practice groups are ranked Band 2. In addition to the Nevada section, Chambers also ranked our Gaming Law Practice in the “USA/Nationwide” section and we are the only gaming law practice in the nationwide section that only has offices in Nevada. Chambers is an independent research company that evaluates and ranks law firms and lawyers throughout the world. It provides one of the legal profession’s most respected and comprehensive guides for businesses selecting outside counsel. Practice area rankings assess legal ability, client service, team depth, commercial vision, business understanding, professional conduct, diligence, and value.

Ranked Attorneys

We also congratulate McDonald Carano attorneys who received prestigious recognition in Chambers USA:

  • A.G. Burnett – Band 2 in Gaming & Licensing Law/Nevada and Band 3 in Gaming & Licensing Law/Nationwide
  • Andrew Gabriel – Band 2 in Real Estate Law and Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Sylvia Harrison – Band 2 in Environmental Law
  • Adam Hosmer-Henner – Up & Coming in Commercial Litigation
  • Bud Hicks – Senior Statesperson in Gaming & Licensing Law
  • Greg Giordano – Band 2 in Gaming & Licensing Law/Nevada and Band 3 in Gaming & Licensing Law/Nationwide
  • Dennis Gutwald – Band 3 in Gaming & Licensing Law/Nevada
  • Pat Lundvall – Band 1 in Commercial Litigation
  • Robert E. McPeak – Band 3 in Real Estate (from Up & Coming in 2021)
  • George Ogilvie – Band 1 in Construction Litigation

What Do Our Clients Say?

We are proud to celebrate our highly regarded practice groups and we congratulate the McDonald Carano lawyers who deliver the outstanding results and service that clients describe to Chambers during the client reference research process, including the comments in the table below.

Ranked Practice Area Client Reference Comments

Commercial Litigation
(Band 1 rank)

  • “McDonald Carano’s attorneys are always super responsive, morning, noon and night.” 
  • “McDonald Carano’s ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters is second to none.” 
  • “They have very high-level top litigators and a good bench of associates backing them up.”
  • “My overall impression of McDonald Carano is one of extremely competent, well-organized and prepared, very responsive and appropriately tenacious attorneys.” 
  • “Both during trial and post-trial, they were excellent, organized and consistently on top of the matter, finding everything quickly when needed.”
  • “They handle a lot of the top-tier commercial disputes – they’re very capable. This is a truly excellent civil litigation and trial firm that is top of the class.”
Corporate & Commercial Law
(Band 1 rank)
  • “The team has really done a terrific job.”
  • “They have people covering all specialties and so we can bounce ideas off other attorneys within the firm.”
  • “We have been very impressed and are 100% satisfied with their services, which have encompassed a wide range of services.”
Environmental Law
(Band 1 rank)
  • “The legal services of McDonald Carano are knowledgeable, timely and cost-efficient. They have the relationships with and respect of the regulatory community.” 
  • “The team’s knowledge is tremendous, as are the attorneys’ communication skills and their sincere ability to find a solution favorable to all parties where possible.”
  • “The firm is well versed in the subject matter and handles engagements very efficiently.”
  • “McDonald Carano’s lawyers are knowledgeable regarding matters occurring in the community.”  
Gaming & Licensing Law
(Band 2 rank)
  • Members of the team are “very thoughtful and to the point” and have “valuable perspective on the practical realities of how investigations work and how to guide clients through the process.” 
  • “They do good work, always have the right experts available, and strive for win/win solutions to complex problems.” 
  • Their attorneys have “a great network within the gaming regulatory community and uniquely understand how the regulators think about things.”
  • They have “a strong understanding of the law and the execution required to deliver compelling results.”
  • Their team consists of “really hard workers who are very knowledgeable about what’s needed for a gaming application, and they research matters efficiently and very timely.”
Real Estate Law
(Band 2 rank)
  • “I’m very impressed with the firm and the quality of the work.”
  • “Everyone we have worked with has been great.”
  • “I highly recommend them and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.” 
  • “Our experience working with McDonald Carano has been excellent. The firm offers strength in depth and has a very broad scope of expertise.”
  • “A good firm with a strong group of lawyers.”


About McDonald Carano

McDonald Carano has been shaping Nevada’s legal, business, and policy landscape since our founding in 1949. With more than 60 lawyers and government affairs professionals working from offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City, we are Nevada’s law firm for business. Our local, national and international clients include Fortune 500 corporations, fast-growth and mid-market companies, entrepreneurs and startups, non-profit organizations, government entities, and high-net-worth individuals. Our attorneys deliver cross-discipline, one-stop, business law and government affairs counsel. Please visit

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