Areas of Practice
- LL.M., University of Miami, 1988
- J.D., McGeorge School of Law, 1982
- B.A., University of Nevada, Reno, 1976
Mark Knobel is a partner in the Reno office of McDonald Carano. He is a member of the firm’s Trust & Estates, Tax Law, and Business Entities and Transactions practice groups. He practices primarily in estate planning, wealth transfer, business and corporate law, and federal and state tax and charitable planning.
For more than 30 years, Knobel has been providing advice on business transactions, wills and trusts, estate settlements, trust settlements, and estate and gift taxes. He is an Accredited Estate Planner by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, and has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Trusts and Estates, and Tax for many years.
Mr. Knobel is a member of the Washoe County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Northern Nevada Estate Planning Council, and the Nevada State Bar, where he is the former Chair of the Probate and Trust Committee. He is also a former Chair of the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation, a former Member of the Board for Nevada Security Bank and is a past Chairman of the Board and Board Member at KNPB, a founding Member of Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, and a trustee of the Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation and the Jack Van Sickle Foundation.
Mark is married to Mary K. Knobel who received a degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1988. Mark and Mary K. have two sons, John and Clark. In addition to Mr. Knobel’s community involvement and his support of local charities and organizations, he is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys skiing, fishing, hunting, boating, and being a coach and spectator at his children’s sporting events.
Awards and Recognition
- The Best Lawyers in America© – Business Organizations, including LLCs and Partnerships (2020-2022)
- The Best Lawyers in America© – Trusts and Estates Litigation (2011-2022), “Lawyer of the Year” (2014, 2019)
- The Best Lawyers in America© – Tax Law (2007-2022), “Lawyer of the Year” (2016, 2019)
- The Best Lawyers in America© _ Non-Profit/Charities Law (2013-2022), “Lawyer of the Year” (2015, 2017)
- The Best Lawyers in America© – Corporate Law (2008-2022), “Lawyer of the Year” (2010, 2015)
- The Best Lawyers in America© – Trusts and Estates (1997-2022), “Lawyer of the Year” (2014)
- Super Lawyers Magazine – “Super Lawyer” in Estate Planning & Probate, Tax/Business, Corporate/Business (2007)
- Former Chair, Nevada State Bar Probate and Trust Committee
- Accredited estate planner, National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
- Trustee, Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation
- Former Chair, University of Nevada Reno Foundation
- Founding Board Member, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
- Founding and Emeritus Board Member, Community Foundation of Northern Nevada
- Former Board Member, St. Mary’s Foundation and Washoe Legal Services
McDonald Carano Celebrates
a Record Number of
“Lawyer of the Year” Awards
from Best Lawyers in America
McDonald Carano proudly announces that seven lawyers in our Reno and Las Vegas offices received “Lawyer of the Year” awards in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Over…
Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Seven Lawyers’ Expertise in Trust & Estate Planning, Litigation and Tax
McDonald Carano proudly announces that Best Lawyers in America recognized seven lawyers in our Reno and Las Vegas offices for their expertise in trust and estate planning and litigation, and…
McDonald Carano proudly announces that Best Lawyers in America recognized eight of our Reno and Las Vegas lawyers and six of their specialty areas of business law expertise: (1) Corporate…
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