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We Make the Difference

McDonald Carano’s Government Affairs & Advocacy (GAA) team works collaboratively with clients to identify and meet their policy and business goals in the legislative and regulatory environments.  We combine the skills of attorneys and traditional lobbyists with extensive governmental experience in both the private and public sectors.  Our GAA team is known for its extensive network of relationships. We leverage our knowledge, influence, and relationships to craft impactful solutions for clients doing business in Nevada, and who are subject to the laws and regulations of federal agencies, the Nevada Legislature, state regulatory agencies, and city and county authorities.

Our team assists businesses, individuals and other organizations with defining their objectives and designing a comprehensive strategy and action plan that offers the greatest potential for success. Our firm is dedicated to supporting client priorities during the legislative session. We represent client policy interests at interim committee hearings, as well as facilitate direct client relationships with legislators. We also work with clients and agency staff on the development of regulatory language, as well as advise on other issues that may affect our clients.

At the local government level, our team represents clients on a wide range of issues, including land use planning, development entitlements, master plan and zoning modifications, licensing and permitting, special assessments, tax issues and contracting.

Collectively, our Government Affairs & Advocacy team delivers decades of proven representation in advocacy, negotiation, lobbying, diplomacy and relationship management. We have been involved in a wide variety of matters pertaining to:

  • Aviation
  • Business development
  • Commercial real estate
  • Communications
  • Family trust companies
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality and lodging
  • Independent power producers
  • K-12 education and private higher education
  • Manufacturing
  • Mineral exploration
  • Multi-family dwellings
  • Private equity
  • Public safety and homeland security
  • Regulated and non-regulated utilities
  • Renewable energy
  • Solid waste management and recycling
  • Transportation
  • Water

Practice Area News

Government Affairs & Advocacy Nevada Update – May 28, 2020

COVID-19 Daily Update May 28, 2020 Our Government Affairs & Advocacy Team is dedicated to keeping you informed of pertinent information as we continue facing the novel coronavirus. We will…

Government Affairs & Advocacy Nevada Update – May 27, 2020

COVID-19 Daily Update May 27, 2020 Our Government Affairs & Advocacy Team is dedicated to keeping you informed of pertinent information as we continue facing the novel coronavirus. We will…

Government Affairs Special Evening Update

Phase 2 Special Update May 26, 2020 After dealing with technical difficulties, Governor Steve Sisolak’s office released further information Tuesday night on a Phase 2 reopening plan for Nevada. Highlights…

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