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Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation

Tier 1 ranked in Trust and Estate Litigation

McDonald Carano’s Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation Group delivers an abundance of private wealth experience and proven litigation skills throughout Nevada. Our state-specific know-how is undeniably extensive and positions us to assist high net worth individuals and families with complex will and trust contests, inheritance disputes, fiduciary management and other probate litigation matters.

Our Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation Practice is ranked in the highest Tier 1 category in the “Best Law Firms” 2024 report published by U.S. News–Best Lawyers. As the “Best Law Firms” report explains, “achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.” Firms that receive the Tier 1 designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas.

Our work is not limited to disputes and litigation. Our Trust & Estates Practice attorneys offer clients strategies for avoiding controversies by carefully navigating the trust and estate planning, preparation and administration processes, and we provide ongoing advice and counsel to assess and advise on changes and updates. Our Trust & Estates Practice is also ranked in the highest Tier 1 category in the “Best Law Firms” 2024 report published by U.S. News-Best Lawyers as well as the highest Band 1 category in Chambers High Net Worth Guide for Private Wealth Law. In the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, McDonald Carano celebrated our ninth “Lawyer of the Year” award in Trust & Estates Law & Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation.

Our Reno and Las Vegas attorneys’ experience is everything when it comes to overcoming the challenges associated with generational and wealth planning, as trust and estate litigation is a multi-dimensional discipline that often includes a variety of moving parts. This encompasses issues involving fiduciary duty, real estate, tax, family business succession, bankruptcy, and creditor-related matters, and our keen understanding of all these interconnected components is employed in our service to clients. Our Nevada-focused trust, estate and fiduciary litigation prowess, earned over decades of continuous practice, allows us to effectively guide clients through even the most complex or contentious trust and estate controversies, contests, and related litigation claims.

We deliver much-needed skill in practical problem solving, as well as the ability to effectively manage and leverage the opportunities arising in will and trust contests. Our Nevada trust and estate litigation attorneys are formidable adversaries, having repeatedly resolved disputes in which substantial assets are at stake, representing fiduciaries and other parties as defense and plaintiff counsel. We routinely appear on their behalf in arbitrations, mediations, bench trials, jury trials, and appeals in matters involving:

  • Claims
  • Will and trust contests
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Fiduciary misconduct
  • Fraud
  • Financial elder abuse
  • Adult guardianships

Our experience extends to all aspects of disputes regarding private wealth involving estates, trusts, and adult guardianships. As a Firm, we have practiced in Nevada since 1949, making us well acquainted with the local rules as well as the unique propensities of the Nevada Judiciary.

Practice Area News

Best Lawyers in America Recognized 12 Women Lawyers from 9 Practice Groups

McDonald Carano proudly announces that 12 women lawyers from nine Practice Groups in our Reno and Las Vegas offices have been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in…

9th “Lawyer of the Year” Award in Trust & Estates Law and Litigation

In the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, McDonald Carano celebrated our ninth “Lawyer of the Year” award in Trust & Estates Law and Trust, Estate & Fiduciary…

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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