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

McDonald Carano congratulates Scott Swain, Chair of our Trust & Estates Practice, on receiving his fourth consecutive year of Band 1 recognition in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2023. In addition to individually achieving the prestigious Band 1 accolade in 2023, the Trust & Estates Practice that Scott chairs also earned Band 1 ranking in 2023 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 Guide 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 confidential interviews with clients who describe Scott to Chambers researchers as:

  • “Scott has a commanding knowledge of tax law that is superior to everyone in the game.” 
  • “The creativity and collegiality he exhibits to work with different sides and come up with great solutions is strong.”
  • “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 has awarded him the highest AV Peer Review Rating since 2000; The Best Lawyers in America, which has honored him with two Trust & Estates Lawyer of the Year awards and recognizes him in Tax Law, Trust & Estates Law, and Trust & Estates Litigation; Vegas Inc which named him a Top Lawyer in Tax Law and Trust & Estates Law (2022, 2023); and Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine which has listed Scott as a “Super Lawyer” since 2007.

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