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Tax Law

Tier 1 Ranked Reno and Las Vegas Tax Attorneys

Nevada’s corporate code and lack of a state income or gross receipts tax make it one of the most business-friendly jurisdictions in the country. Whether you are an ultra high net worth individual looking for strategic tax planning advice or a business looking for a corporate tax attorney, we have the expertise to help you. The McDonald Carano Tax Group’s in-depth understanding of the intersection of corporate, state and federal tax law enables us to help clients take advantage of Nevada’s business-friendly environment. We know what it takes to work successfully with individuals and businesses seeking to minimize tax burdens while maximizing opportunities for return on investment. In the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2023 report, our Tax Law Practice in Reno is ranked Tier 1 and our Tax Law Practice in Las Vegas is ranked Tier 1. Our attorneys also frequently earn Tax Lawyer of the Year awards, including “Best Lawyers in America 2023” and “Best Lawyers in America 2022.” Our ultra high net worth tax planning and corporate tax attorneys in Las Vegas and Reno serve individuals, publicly held corporations, closely held corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, tax-exempt organizations, startups, and closely held and family businesses. We work with these clients to develop strategies and structures that reduce tax burdens while advancing immediate and long-term financial objectives.

Our corporate tax attorneys provide legal advice to Nevada businesses on the tax implications of entity selection and the tax consequences of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations, real estate transactions, financing and compensation agreements, to name just a few. We advise private foundations and tax-exempt organizations on tax issues and provide tax planning for closely held and family businesses. We resolve state and federal tax controversies and litigation as well as help clients navigate the insolvency and/or bankruptcy. Our ultra high net worth tax planning attorneys advise on the tax challenges associated with individual wealth and business succession planning, family wealth transfers, estate planning, asset protection, gifting initiatives and charitable giving trusts. Our tax practice includes:

  • Business structuring
  • Corporate tax matters
  • Ultra high net worth tax planning and advice
  • Debt restructurings, asset liquidations and distributions
  • ERISA, qualified and nonqualified plans
  • Executive compensation
  • Fractional interest transfers of business interests
  • In-state and out-of-state tax planning
  • Mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance
  • Partnerships and joint ventures
  • Private equity and investment funds
  • Real-estate transactions
  • Sales and use tax, documentary stamp tax, and taxation of property
  • Tax controversy and litigation
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Wealth preservation, business succession and charitable giving

Practice Area News

Nevada Legislative Wrap-Up

The September 2023 edition of Communique’ magazine, published by the Clark County Bar Association, features brief summaries of select highlights of legislation passed during the 82nd Session of the Nevada…

Nevada Legislative Update: Public Finance, Land Use & Zoning, Tax

The September 2023 edition of Communique’ magazine features brief summaries of select highlights of legislation passed during the 82nd Session of the Nevada State Legislature 2023. Josh Hicks published write-ups…

McDonald Carano Receives 19 “Tier 1” Practice Group Awards in Best Law Firms® 2024

Tier 1 Practice Groups McDonald Carano proudly announces that 19 areas of expertise in our Reno and Las Vegas offices received the highest “Tier 1” ranking in the 2024 edition of…

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