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

Up & Coming Business Person Recognition in Best In Business Contest

Northern Nevada Business Weekly announced the results of its 2022 Best In Business contest and two McDonald Carano attorneys received the two highest numbers of votes in the “Up & Coming Business Person” category. We proudly congratulate Phil Mannelly and Adam Hosmer-Henner on this recognition of their professional leadership, achievements for clients, and contributions to the community. The annual Best In Business contest determines “which business leaders and companies have had the biggest impact in the Northern Nevada business community.”

The contest included a nomination period and a voting period, both of which were open to the public and handled by an independent third-party platform through the Northern Nevada Business Weekly website. Congratulations to Phil and Adam for this outstanding recognition! 

The complete list of winners in all 29 contest categories is available here, including McDonald Carano LLP receiving 1st place in the Law Firm category and 1st place as the Most Philanthropic Company with more than 30 employees. 

Up & Coming Business Person Highlights
Phil Mannelly
  • Member of our Construction Law & Litigation Practice, Commercial & Complex Litigation Practice, and Employment & Labor Law Practice
  • Serves as outside general counsel to the Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors and multiple contractors in Nevada and Northern California
  • Litigation experience in all forums including arbitration, state court, and federal court 
  • Served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Larry R. Hicks with the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • Recognized in Nevada Business Magazine – “Legal Elite/Top Ranked Attorneys” and “Legal Elite/Best Up & Coming Attorneys” (2022)
  • Annual update author of “Construction Laws and Customs: Nevada State Q&A,” published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law 
Adam Hosmer-Henner
  • Co-Chair of our Appellate Practice and member of our Commercial & Complex Litigation Practice
  • Over 40 appeals at the Nevada Supreme Court and argued multiple cases before the Court
  • Member of the Commission on Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure
  • Member of Pro Bono Committee of the Nevada Supreme Court and Pro Bono Committee of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • Recipient of Vince Consul Memorial Pro Bono Award from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (2021) and Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award from the U.S. District Court of Nevada
  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – “Up and Coming” in Commercial Litigation (2022)
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation and Gaming Law (2021-2023)
  • Recognized in Nevada Business Magazine – “Legal Elite/Top Ranked Attorneys” (2020-2022)
  • Recognized in The American Lawyer – “Trailblazers West” (2021)

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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