Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Law

Insight and Experience

McDonald Carano’s Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Group serves clients in the natural resources and energy sectors of Nevada and beyond. We consistently deliver solid solutions pertaining to environmental law, water resources, public lands and land use in the areas of energy, utilities, mining, minerals and geothermal resources. We fully understand the significance of natural resources and energy in the Western United States, and we are skilled in navigating our clients through obstacles to their progress.

“The team’s knowledge is tremendous, as are the attorneys’ communication skills and their sincere ability to find a solution favorable to all parties where possible.”

– Chambers USA 2019

“The firm is well versed in the subject matter and handles engagements very efficiently.”

– Chambers USA 2020

“The legal services of McDonald Carano are knowledgeable, timely and cost-efficient. They have the relationships with and respect of the regulatory community.”

– Chambers USA 2021

The members of our Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Group have hands-on experience in both government and business, and possess the scientific and technical training needed to offer comprehensive advice to our clients. Our team identifies efficient strategies that are not only legal but that also achieve the micro and macro commercial objectives of each client. Our reputation and track record of proven results in this area are undeniable: many of our practice group team members are included in the Best Lawyers in America® and the Practice Group is ranked Band 1 in Chambers USA.

The realm of energy, the environment and natural resources changes constantly. Both economic and political forces heavily influence this sector, and laws and regulations often differ at local, national and even international levels. As counsel and advocate, McDonald Carano guides clients through the ever-evolving legal, financial, business and political arenas that define this dynamic industry.

Practice Area News

McDonald Carano Receives 17 Tier 1
Practice Group Awards
in “Best Law Firms” Report

McDonald Carano proudly announces that 17 Practice Groups in our Reno and Las Vegas offices have received the prestigious “Tier 1” ranking in the 2022 edition of the “Best Law…

McDonald Carano Celebrates
a Record Number of
“Lawyer of the Year” Awards
from Best Lawyers in America

McDonald Carano proudly announces that seven lawyers in our Reno and Las Vegas offices received “Lawyer of the Year” awards in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Over…

Best Lawyers in America Recognized
11 Women Lawyers
from 9 Practice Groups

McDonald Carano proudly announces that 11 women lawyers from nine Practice Groups in our Reno and Las Vegas offices have been recognized in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in…

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