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

Scott Swain Receives Chambers Highest Band 1 Ranking in Private Wealth Law

McDonald Carano proudly announces that Scott Swain, Chair of our Trust & Estates Practice, received his third consecutive year of Band 1 recognition in the Chambers High Net Worth guide. In addition to individually achieving the prestigious Band 1 accolade in 2022, the Trust & Estates Practice that Scott chairs also earned the Band 1 ranking in 2022 and is the only practice ranked Band 1 in Nevada in Private Wealth Law. 

The Band 1 recognition is awarded to lawyers who are the “most highly regarded practitioners” based on research in the categories of “technical legal ability, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, professional conduct, experience, and effectiveness.” Chambers High Net Worth is the highly respected and comprehensive global guide to lawyers who are considered by clients and peers to be leaders in their field.

Chambers’ evaluation research process includes interviews with clients who describe Scott to Chambers researchers as:

  • “Scott has a very good way of framing issues and communicating, and has great knowledge of the estate planning realm.” 
  • “He is second to none in his knowledge of tax law and business and entity structures. He is professional, knowledgeable and responsive.” 
  • “He has excellent knowledge of taxes and estate planning.”
  • “Scott is everything your family or company could ever hope to find. His ability to navigate the legal complexities of this world have brought my family more peace and comfort than I can express.”

Scott’s expertise is also recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, which awarded him the highest AV Peer Review Rating, The Best Lawyers in America, which has honored him with two Lawyer of the Year awards, Nevada Business Magazine, which named him in three annual Legal Elite lists, and Vegas Inc. which named him a Top Lawyer.

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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