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

Up & Coming Business Person Recognition in Best In Business Awards

McDonald Carano congratulates Kelci Binau and Lindsay Knox on being recognized in the “Up & Coming Business Person” category in the Best In Business 2023 Awards hosted by Northern Nevada Business Weekly. The Best In Business Awards determine “which business leaders and companies have had the biggest impact in the Northern Nevada business community.” The Up & Coming Business Person awards recognize three candidates who receive the highest number of votes from a six-week on-line nomination and finalist voting period open to the public. We congratulate Kelci on receiving 1st Place (highest number of votes) and Lindsay on receiving 2nd Place (second highest number of votes) leading to this recognition of their reputation in the business community. 

There were more than 250 finalists in 31 categories. The complete list of winners in all 31 categories is available here, including McDonald Carano receiving 1st Place in the Law Firm category and 1st Place as the Most Philanthropic Company with more than 30 employees.

Influential Leader Highlights
Kelci S. Binau
  • Member of our Gaming & Administrative Law, Business Entities & Transactions, and Trust & Estates Law Practice Groups
  • Vice Chair of our Associates Committee
  • Vice Chair of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee 
  • General Counsel, Global Gaming Women
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Gaming Law (2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Administrative and Regulatory Law (2022-2024)
  • CDC Gaming Reports – 10 Women Rising in Gaming Under 40 (2023)
  • Nevada Women’s Fund – Women of Achievement Honoree (2023)
  • Northern Nevada Business Weekly, Best In Business awards – “Up & Coming Business Person” (2023)
Lindsay D. Knox
  • Vice President in our Government Affairs & Advocacy group
  • Executive Board Vice President, Business Council of Douglas County
  • Board of Directors, Carson Valley Health Foundation
  • Patrick Henry Award, awarded by the National Guard Association of the United States, 2023 (“The Patrick Henry Award is designed to provide recognition to local officials and civic leaders in a position of great responsibility who distinguished themselves with outstanding and exceptional service to the Armed Forces of the United States, the National Guard or NGAUS.”)
  • The Nevada State Commendation Medal, awarded by the Governor of the State of Nevada, 2023 (“Ms. Lindsay Knox distinguished herself by outstanding achievement for her valuable contribution to the Nevada National Guard during the 2023 82nd Session of the Nevada Legislature.”)
  • Northern Nevada Business Weekly, Best In Business awards – “Up & Coming Business Person” (2023)

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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