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Bar Admissions
  • Nevada
Education
  • LL.M., University of Miami, 1988
  • J.D., McGeorge School of Law, 1982
  • B.A., University of Nevada, Reno, 1976
Bar Admissions
  • Nevada
Education
  • LL.M., University of Miami, 1988
  • J.D., McGeorge School of Law, 1982
  • B.A., University of Nevada, Reno, 1976

Professional Background

Mark Knobel is a Partner in the Reno office of McDonald Carano. He is a member of the 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 40 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.

Awards and Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating (since 1993)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Business Organizations, including LLCs and Partnerships (2020-2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Trust and Estates Litigation (2011-2024), “Lawyer of the Year” (2014, 2019, 2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Tax Law (2007-2024), “Lawyer of the Year” (2016, 2019, 2023)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Non-Profit/Charities Law (2013-2024), “Lawyer of the Year” (2015, 2017, 2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Corporate Law (2008-2024), “Lawyer of the Year” (2010, 2015)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Trust and Estates Law (1997-2024), “Lawyer of the Year” (2014)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine – Super Lawyer (2007)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Washoe County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Northern Nevada Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Nevada State Bar (former Chair of the Probate and Trust Committee)

Community Engagement

  • Board Member, Renown Health
  • Trustee, Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation
  • Trustee, Jack Van Sickle 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
  • Former Board Member, Washoe Legal Services
  • Former Board Member, Nevada Security Bank
  • Past Chairman of the Board and Board Member, KNP

Attorney News

9th “Lawyer of the Year” Award in Trust & Estates Law and Litigation

In the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, McDonald Carano celebrated our ninth “Lawyer of the Year” award in Trust & Estates Law and Trust, Estate & Fiduciary…

6th “Lawyer of the Year” Award in Corporate Law

In the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, McDonald Carano celebrated our sixth “Lawyer of the Year” award in Corporate Law. Brian Schusterman (Reno) received the award in…

Mark Knobel Receives 12th “Lawyer of the Year” award from Best Lawyers®

McDonald Carano congratulates Mark Knobel on receiving his 12th “Lawyer of the Year” award from The Best Lawyers in America® for the greater Reno region. In the 2024 edition of…

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