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Emerging Industries & Organizations

Nevada’s Law Firm for Entrepreneurial Startups and Emerging Companies

McDonald Carano is known for helping innovative startups, emerging organizations, and tech companies launch, grow and prosper. We work with every kind of emerging-company client, including entrepreneurs; high-tech and specialized-industry startups; biotechnology and life sciences to next-gen manufacturing; fast-growth enterprises and middle-market companies; Fortune 500 companies involved in cutting-edge commerce and new technologies; and the angel investors, and investment banks, venture capital firms and private equity firms that catalyze the development of Nevada’s vibrant and innovative commercial ecosystem. We are the only Nevada law firm with Band 1 rankings from Chambers in Corporate Law, Construction, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, and Trust & Estates. Our Reno office also received 16 Tier 1 Practice Group rankings in “Best Law Firms” and our Las Vegas office received 10 Tier 1 Practice Group rankings.

Our extensive experience representing entrepreneurs assures clients that we understand the issues they face throughout their life cycle, from company formation services and early-stage strategic counsel to commercial legal counsel required for scaling up and meeting business objectives. Our work with emerging companies also often begins prior to entity selection and formation and progresses through the full evolution of an innovative, private, high-growth, startup’s life. We work to find the best solution for whatever comes next.

Our Emerging Industries and Organizations Group creates a law firm that serves as a multidisciplinary advice and guidance partner that helps emerging companies look beyond present circumstances to better plan for the future. We constantly analyze and assess the long-term strategic consequences of our advice, particularly when working with clients to manage their growth. Although fast success is often a positive, it can also cause problems if not managed properly. Our Nevada team helps each emerging company to recognize the challenges and opportunities of a new venture or rapid expansion, and to develop the plans and structures needed to maximize return on investment both today and down the road.

We provide entrepreneurial companies with the full range of end-to-end legal services they need:

  • Commercial contracts, including supplier and manufacturing
  • Consulting agreements
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Enterprise funding and financing
  • Entity formation, organization and governance
  • Franchising and distribution
  • Independent contractor issues
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Joint ventures, strategic alliances and partnering arrangements
  • Labor and employment
  • Mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, shareholder/owner buyouts
  • Public offerings and securities
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Regulatory compliance matters
  • Technology transfer, licensing, acquisitions and other specialized transactions
  • Individual wealth planning, corporate asset protection and succession planning
  • Website and mobile application terms of use and privacy policies
  • Data protection and cyber security
  • Customer agreements

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