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Business Relocation to Nevada

Legal & Government Affairs Expertise for Moving a Business to Nevada

Nevada is one of the most desirable business relocation destinations in the country. There are many benefits of moving a business to Nevada, in part or in whole, which is why our state has become home to thousands of new businesses of all types and sizes. When Nevada’s favorable business climate is combined with our state’s relatively low cost-of-living, it is easy to see why employees are headed our way and why employers are seeking to move their business to Nevada. 

With most of our business lawyers also admitted in California, we are go-to relocation counsel for advising how to move a business from California to Nevada, as well as from numerous other states. We have worked with a comprehensive range of entity structures, including corporations, limited liability companies, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and business trusts, among others. Our geographic location also provides a strategic vantage point from which to do business across the western United States.

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.

  • Nevada offers many investment incentives for relocating a business, including tax abatements, grants, equity investments, tax credits and more, as well as incentive programs such as Workforce Innovations for the New Nevada and New Markets Tax Credits.
  • Nevada has no state corporate or individual income or franchise tax, and no tax on the shares of Nevada entities.
  • Business formation fees are low, incentives are high, and state agencies are user-friendly.

Moving a Business to Nevada

McDonald Carano delivers a deep roster of knowledgeable, connected, and influential legal and government affairs practitioners with decades of experience advising businesses relocating to Nevada. Many of our team members are second- or third-generation Nevadans. We know the territory—the legal, business, and political terrain. We put that knowledge to work as we collaborate with clients to maximize their opportunities and return on investment across our state.

We work with clients to relocate their out-of-state business entities to Nevada, including dissolution of old entities, formation of new entities, mergers and business combinations with Nevada entities, and other entity structures, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and business trusts. We work with our clients to anticipate the potential challenges they may face and to achieve their desired entity formation and governance results. We also guide clients through the complete process for establishing a business in our state, including registered agent services in Nevada.

Moving and establishing a business in Nevada requires more than the creation of a legal entity. Our attorneys know how to leverage Nevada laws that support business investment and management. Moreover, we know the court cases and employment rules and regulations that aid employers in our business-friendly state.

We guide clients through planning, development and financing initiatives, contract negotiation and documentation involving commercial real property, labor and employment contracts and counseling, as well as ongoing entity governance endeavors. We help everyone from entrepreneurs to global corporations establish themselves across Nevada.

Our clients also rest easy knowing they can call on the strength of our Government Affairs & Advocacy Group if they are faced with a government affairs issue. With deep connections on both sides of the aisle and at every layer of government, we open doors quickly. No matter where in the state our clients need us, we are there, leveraging our knowledge and contacts to craft impactful solutions for doing business in Nevada.

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