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Business Entities & Transactions

Band 1 Ranked Nevada Business Law and Transactional Attorneys

Our Business Entities & Transactions Practice Group attorneys offer extensive experience in all areas of corporate law, business contracts, and commercial transactions. The Practice Group is rated in the highest Tier 1 category in Best Law Firms for its Nevada business law and transactional law expertise in Reno and Las Vegas. The team is also ranked in the highest Band 1 category in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for BusinessIn the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, McDonald Carano celebrated our sixth “Lawyer of the Year” award in Corporate Law.

We also advise on the formation, governance and operation of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, business trusts and other statutory entities. We represent shareholders, directors, partners, members and managers involved in all types of commercial transactions, including contract review, drafting and negotiation. Our Nevada business lawyers understand and provide perspective on a broad range of industries and specialized market segments: healthcare, mining, energy, gaming, tourism, real estate, construction, manufacturing, retail and professional services, and many others.

“The team has really done a terrific job, they have people covering all specialties and so we can bounce ideas off other attorneys within the firm. We have been very impressed and are 100% satisfied with their services, which have encompassed a wide range of services.”

Ranked Band 1, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

We are dedicated to getting the deal done. Our team of business law and transactional law attorneys advises on the commercial business and tax law issues that permeate all facets of a commercial transaction. Our lawyers serve as local and general counsel not only to sole proprietors and closely held entities but also to publicly traded national and global corporations doing business in Nevada and far beyond state lines. Our expertise ranges from the purchase and sale of business entities and assets—to secured financing of commercial transactions—to representation of commercial loan borrowers and lenders. We are actively involved in all types of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and dissolutions that are subject to Nevada corporate law, limited liability company law, and partnership law. We deliver comprehensive legal counsel on the complete array of business contracts, as well as on all dispute mitigation and resolution, particularly among entities and their owners.

Our experience includes:

  • All commercial transactional law matters
  • Business planning and development initiatives
  • Contract review, drafting, negotiation, and documentation
  • Corporate Transparency Act
  • Corporate maintenance endeavors, including minutes, minute books and statutory records
  • Formation of corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships
  • Labor and employment agreements
  • Mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs, dispositions and dissolutions
  • Monitoring changes in Nevada laws that affect commercial transactions
  • Purchase and sale of business entities and assets
  • Secured financing of commercial transactions

Practice Area News

Corporate Transparency Act: New Law and New Requirements

Effective January 1, 2024, most new and existing corporate entities in the United States will be required to file reports on their beneficial owners with the federal government. These requirements…

McDonald Carano Receives Highest Number of Rankings in Chambers 2023

Chambers produces the global legal profession’s most respected and comprehensive rankings of lawyers and practice areas. Chambers researched law firms with offices in Nevada for inclusion in the 2023 edition…

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…

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