Professional Background

McDonald Carano is Nevada’s law firm for business.  Our firm has shaped the Nevada landscape for nearly 70 years.  With over 50 lawyers in our offices in Las Vegas and Reno, we are Nevada born and raised.  Our attorneys are known for getting to yes in Nevada and beyond because of the relationships and trust we have cultivated over decades of practice.  Entrepreneurial thinking is at the heart of our commercial law practice – and creativity makes up our institutional DNA.  McDonald Carano is one of the only remaining large legacy firms in Nevada; our clients consistently value the firm’s longevity, consistency, commitment and grounded-ness.  We are passionate about safeguarding our clients’ assets.  Our legal prowess, deep roots, long tenure, unwavering stability, government affairs experience and undeniable specialized industry expertise in a region that is constantly evolving give our clients the confidence they need to retain us again and again.

Who We Serve

Our commitment to clients is unparalleled.  McDonald Carano advises a selection of the Fortune 250 industrial and service corporations.  We proudly represent Fortune 500 companies, as well as financial and governmental institutions, fast-growth and mid-market companies, entrepreneurs, start-up ventures and nonprofit organizations.  The firm’s clients include individuals seeking to protect their hard-earned wealth under Nevada’s favorable tax laws, and entrepreneurs and investors focused on maximizing their stake in Nevada’s business-friendly economic and regulatory climate.  We advise large and small local and regional start-ups and brick-and-mortar establishments, as well as domestic and international corporations involved in our world-renowned entertainment, hospitality and gaming industry.  Our firm also serves high-tech and global corporations with operations and distribution centers throughout the state, as well as real estate owners and contractors involved in billions of dollars of infrastructure and other development projects.

What We Do

McDonald Carano means business.  Our firm delivers cross-discipline, one-stop, commercial law and government affairs counsel.  Our attorneys are problem-solvers who think outside of the box to close even the most complicated transactions.  Our practice is about transparency and results; we protect our client’s position while getting the deal done.  Our lawyers are inherently focused on each client’s specific business objectives and bottom line.  We are unrestrained in terms of ingenuity, which is balanced with practical solutions based on historical perspective, experience, efficiency and agility.  Our litigators are tireless advocates who have navigated through some of the most complex, contentious and high-stakes claims imaginable.  Whether through careful negotiation, artful diplomacy, demonstrative advocacy, innovative trial tactics or artful appeal, our team regularly provides thoughtful, steadfast and strategic advice to every matter, every day.

Attorney News

McDonald Carano Highlighted in Chambers USA as a Top Nevada Law Firm

05.30.2017

Las Vegas, NV – Chambers USA, one of the leading legal ratings agencies in the United States, has released its 2017 rankings. McDonald Carano once again received high honors, maintaining…

McDonald Carano Welcomes Prominent Gaming Attorney Dennis Gutwald

03.02.2017

Las Vegas (March 2, 2017) McDonald Carano announced today that Dennis Gutwald has joined the Firm’s Gaming & Administrative Law Group. Dennis has over 20 years of experience counseling premier…

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