McDonald Carano Announces Passing of Founding Partner

Reno, NV (October 4, 2017) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Louis Carano, one of the founding partners of McDonald Carano and a well-known leader in the Nevada business community. Don was a beloved member of the Firm and an exceptional real estate and gaming attorney. He was 85 years old.

“All of us at McDonald Carano mourn the passing of this great man and founder of our Firm,” said Reno Office Managing Partner John Frankovich. “He was known as a Reno gaming pioneer, and throughout his life he contributed an extraordinary amount to the Nevada business community. We will miss him greatly.”

A pioneer in the gaming, law and wine industries, Don was also an entrepreneur, hotelier, restaurateur, husband, father grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a founding member of McDonald Carano and proudly remained Of Counsel with the firm until his passing, assisting the firm’s partners on complicated real estate and political matters. In addition to McDonald Carano, he is celebrated as a family-oriented, passionate leader in his many other businesses, including Eldorado Resorts (NASDAQ: ERI) and Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery. Don was also known throughout his life for his generosity in philanthropic endeavors in both Reno and his wine country home in Geyserville, Alexander Valley, CA.

Throughout the course of his long career, Don was honored not only for his work, but also for his numerous community contributions. His honors include: International Gaming and Wagering Business Hall of Fame, Nevada Food and Beverage Directors Association Man-of-the-Year Award, the American Lung Association Distinguished Community Service Award, Hotelier of the Year Award, “Knight in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic” by the Consul General of Italy, University of San Francisco Law School’s Alumnus of the Year, International Restaurant and Hospitality Rating Bureau’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the WIBC Gladys M. Banker Friendship Award and more. In 2017, the University of Nevada recognized Mr. Carano as a Distinguished Nevadan.

About McDonald Carano McDonald Carano has shaped the Nevada landscape for nearly 70 years. With over 70 lawyers and government advocacy professionals in our offices in Las Vegas and Reno, we are Nevada’s law firm for business. We proudly represent Fortune 500 companies, financial and governmental institutions, fast-growth and mid-market companies, entrepreneurs, start-up ventures, non-profit organizations and individuals. Our attorneys deliver cross-discipline, one-stop, commercial law and government affairs counsel. Our dedication to clients, innovative thinking and practical solutions based in sound business and legal judgments are at the heart of our practice. For more information, visit mcdonaldcarano.com, call 702.873.4100 (Las Vegas office) or 775.788.2000 (Reno office), or email info@mcdonaldcarano.com.

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About McDonald Carano

McDonald Carano has shaped the Nevada landscape for nearly 70 years. With over 50 lawyers in our offices in Las Vegas and Reno, we are Nevada's law firm for business. We proudly represent Fortune 500 companies, financial and governmental institutions, fast-growth and mid-market companies, entrepreneurs, start-up ventures, non-profit organizations and individuals. Our attorneys deliver cross-discipline, one-stop, commercial law and government affairs counsel. Our dedication to clients, innovative thinking and practical solutions based in sound business and legal judgment are at the heart of our practice. For more information, visit mcdonaldcarano.com, call 702.873.4100 (Las Vegas office) or 775.788.200 (Reno office), or email info@mcdonaldcarano.com.

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