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

McDonald Carano proudly announces that Chambers has awarded Scott Swain the highest ranking of Band 1 in Private Wealth Law in the High Net Worth Guide 2021. Scott is Chair of McDonald Carano’s Tax Law Practice and Trust and Estates Practice. 2021 is the second consecutive year that Scott has received this honor and it is the fifth consecutive year that McDonald Carano has been the only law firm in Nevada ranked Band 1 in Private Wealth Law.

The prestigious Band 1 recognition is bestowed upon lawyers who are the most highly regarded practitioners based on research that Chambers conducts in the categories of technical legal ability, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, professional conduct, experience, and effectiveness.

Chambers’ research includes interviews with clients to assess client satisfaction and reputation in the market. Clients shared the following comments about Scott’s expertise with Chambers.

  • “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 has also received prestigious recognitions from The Best Lawyers in America©, including “Lawyer of the Year” in Trusts & Estates in 2016 and 2019. For more information about Scott Swain, please click here. For more information about the Tax Law Practice click here and the Trust & Estates Practice click here.

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