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. The McDonald Carano Tax Group’s in-depth understanding of the intersection of corporate, state and federal tax law enables us to help business 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 earnTax Lawyer of the Year” awards, including Best Lawyers in America 2023 and Best Lawyers in America 2022.

The clients of our tax attorneys in Las Vegas and Reno include 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.

We offer legal advice 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, and help clients navigate the insolvency and/or bankruptcy. We 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
  • 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

Las Vegas Office Receives 10 Tier 1 Practice Group Rankings in “Best Law Firms” 2023

McDonald Carano proudly announces that 10 areas of expertise in our Las Vegas office achieved the highest Tier 1 ranking in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”…

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James Chisel Joins Trust & Estates and Tax Law Practice Groups

McDonald Carano welcomes James Chisel as a member of our Trust & Estates Practice Group and Tax Law Practice Group. His practice area is focused on the planning, creation and…

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