When Results Matter

If your bottom line or even the future of your company are at stake, McDonald Carano is the right choice for litigation counsel. Our litigators offer one of the most comprehensive, sophisticated, productive and effectual dispute resolution practices in Nevada. We deliver seasoned, honed and proven abilities in all areas of problem solving, ranging from artful diplomacy and swift resolution; to traditional litigation, trial and appellate advocacy; to arbitration and mediation.  Our team is involved in complex claims and class action defense in both state and federal court, at the appellate and Supreme Court levels, as well as before state and federal administrative agencies.

“Clients describe the firm as “a truly excellent civil litigation and trial firm” and “top of the class.”

– Chambers USA 2019

Our primary objective is the efficient and successful resolution of our client’s dispute. We aggressively defend client positions at every turn, and are known for executing veritable defenses in some most contentious disputes in state history. Whether a claim is large or small, straight-forward or complicated, we develop the right strategy and an appropriate budget to ensure the services we deliver have the best possible chance of producing the right outcome. We understand that objectives are sometimes better served by not going to trial. However, our trial attorneys are precision advocates who can and will try a case if necessary.

Nevada Local Counsel

We have a proud history of serving as Nevada counsel to AmLaw 100 and other law firms and lawyers throughout the world when they need local assistance. Our attorneys are known for true partnering with other lawyers because we understand the importance of working cooperatively and effectively with out-of-state firms and in-house counsel. Together we solve regional problems and advance commercial objectives in Nevada as part of the client’s larger strategic plan.

“They handle a lot of the top-tier commercial disputes – they’re very capable.”

– Chambers USA 2019

As Nevada’s law firm for business, our firm is regularly called upon to work with outside attorneys on a full range of business law matters. We deliver extensive local and regional knowledge in helping other firms’ clients invest in our vibrant community and succeed both in and out of the Nevada courts. We assist out-of-state counsel in establishing a complete understanding of what is needed to realize their Nevada goals by providing comprehensive and statewide perspective, resources, connections and support.

We work with out-of-state counsel to ensure that their Nevada litigation strategy, on defense or attack, is compliant with our state’s local rules and regulations. Our firm has contributed seven former members to serve in Nevada’s district courts. Our attorneys work tirelessly to continuously cultivate productive judicial relationships at every turn, and we advise on best practices when appearing before Nevada’s appointed and elected judges. We share our understanding of the federal and state court judges’ predispositions and the propensities of local jury pools, as well as provide insight into local opposing counsel and their often-unique tactics.

“The team is not only responsive but well ahead of deadlines with top-notch legal work.”

– Chambers USA 2019

Most importantly, our firm and every attorney within it values referrals from other lawyers and law firms and reciprocates in kind. We are committed to respecting out-of-state lawyers and the solidarity of their hard-earned client engagements. We are sensitive to what other lawyers need to succeed in our state and focus on acting as team players. Our attorneys are valued for being trustworthy and our firm is appreciated for its longevity in Nevada and the legal industry. We enjoy a stellar reputation for serving as “counsel to counsel,” acting as a valued member of the client team, and providing quality Nevada advice when and where it is needed most.

We are involved in the full array of complex commercial litigation and class action claims, including:

  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Breach of contract, commercial torts and business collections
  • Commercial transactions and contract interpretation
  • Corporate, shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Director and officer liability
  • Environmental and land use
  • Franchise and licensing
  • Insurance coverage
  • Intellectual property, trade secrets and unfair competition
  • Labor and employment
  • Marketing, advertising and e-commerce
  • Professional liability
  • Real estate, leasing and construction
  • Restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements
  • Tax and ERISA
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) claims

Practice Area News

McDonald Carano Attorney Jason Sifers Elected 2021 President of the Nevada Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2021) – McDonald Carano, Nevada’s law firm for businesses and high-net-worth individuals, is pleased to announce that attorney Jason Sifers, an associate with the Firm,…

Las Vegas marijuana dispensaries adjust during pandemic, coming back strong

December 9, 2020, Las Vegas Sun, by By Bryan Horwath, Before the coronavirus pandemic, the two Curaleaf-owned dispensaries in Las Vegas didn’t focus much on delivery. Delivery options for customers…

PDF (Print)

Forward-Thinking Litigator and Partner Helps Nevada Firm’s Reno Office Grow and Flourish.

December 2020, Vol. 39 No. 12: Of Counsel Interview with Steven T. Taylor. Over the last decade or so, several second-tier cities in the American West have been seeing their populations…

PDF (Print)

Our Commercial & Complex Litigation Group

You have chosen to send an email to McDonald Carano. The sending or receipt of this email and the information in it does not in itself create an attorney-client relationship. If you are not already a client, you should not provide us with information that you wish to have treated as privileged or confidential without first speaking to one of our lawyers. If you provide information before we confirm that you are a client and that we are willing and able to represent you, we may not be required to treat that information as privileged, confidential, or protected information, and we may be able to represent a party adverse to you.

I have read this and want to send an email.