Commercial & Complex Litigation
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 Commercial & Complex Litigation Practice is ranked in the highest Tier 1 category in the “Best Law Firms” 2022 report published by U.S. News–Best Lawyers. As the “Best Law Firms” report explains, “achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.” Firms that receive the Tier 1 designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas.
Our litigators offer one of the most comprehensive, sophisticated, productive and effective 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, as well as 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.
“My overall impression of McDonald Carano is one of extremely competent, well-organized and prepared, very responsive and appropriately tenacious attorneys.”
– Ranked Band 1, Chambers USA 2021
Our primary objective is the efficient and successful resolution of each client’s dispute. We aggressively defend client positions at every turn, and are known for executing veritable defenses in some of the most contentious disputes in state history. Whether a claim is large or small, straightforward 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.
“Both during trial and post-trial, they were excellent, organized and consistently on top of the matter, finding everything quickly when needed.”
– Ranked Band 1, Chambers USA 2021
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. This is a truly excellent civil litigation and trial firm that is top of the class.”
– Chambers USA 2020
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 Nevada’s 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 clients’ 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 attorneys work tirelessly to continuously cultivate productive judicial relationships 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 tactics.
“The team is not only responsive but well ahead of deadlines with top-notch legal work.”
– Chambers USA 2019
Most importantly, every McDonald Carano attorney 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.
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
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Our Commercial & Complex Litigation Group
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