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Firm Profile

McDonald Carano

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 100 West Liberty Street
  • 10th Floor
  • PO Box 2670
  • Reno
  • Nevada
  • USA
  • NV 89501

Firm profile submitted by McDonald Carano

Managing Partners: Jeff Silvestri
Number of partners: 37 Number of lawyers: 54
Languages: English

Based in Nevada with offices in Reno and Las Vegas, McDonald Carano LLP is a full-service law firm serving Nevada businesses. The firm was established in 1949 and is one of the longest-tenured firms in the State. With a deep and thorough understanding of the Nevada legal system, the firm’s award-winning attorneys handle a range of matters in more than a dozen practice areas, providing legal services to persons and businesses located in or doing business in the State of Nevada and adjoining states. Renowned for its integrity, professionalism, aggressive representation of clients and strong community ties, the firm’s partners have helped shape and interpret federal and state laws for more than six decades.

Main Areas of Practice:

Appellate Practice:

4 Partners, 6 Fee Earners, based in Nevada McDonald Carano’s appellate practice group provides clients with comprehensive and skillful appellate services in state and federal courts.
Contact: Debbie Leonard Tel: 775 788 2000
Email: [email protected]

Business Entities & Transactions:
15 Partners, 12 Fee Earners, based in Nevada McDonald Carano’s business lawyers in its business entities and transactions practice group have extensive experience in all areas of contract and business law. They assist clients with the formation, governance, and operation of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, business trusts, and other statutory entities, representing shareholders, directors, partners, members, and managers of business entities.
Contact: John Frankovich Tel: 775 788 2000
Email: [email protected]

Commercial & Complex Litigation:
20 Partners, 21 Fee Earners, based in Nevada McDonald Carano’s commercial and complex litigation practice group conducts one of the most experienced litigation practices in Nevada. The firm’s trial attorneys are aggressive, seasoned, enthusiastic, and, most importantly, persuasive. The firm’s attorneys have been involved, and prevailed, in some of the largest, most complex cases in the State of Nevada.
Contact: George F Ogilvie III Tel: 702 873 4100
Email: [email protected]


13 Partners, 12 Fee Earners, based in Nevada construction law has been a significant portion of the firm’s practice for over 60 years. With a full understanding of the construction industry, construction companies, construction projects, and construction law, the firm’s attorneys represent local, regional, national, and international clients for their construction law needs for both private work and public work projects.
Contact: Paul Georgeson Tel: 775 788 2000
Email: [email protected]

Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy:
5 Partners, 5 Fee Earners, based in Nevada The firm’s restructuring and reorganization lawyers are engaged in matters on behalf of debtors, lender groups, ad hoc creditor committees, official creditor committees, secured and unsecured creditors, investors, lessors, and trustees. In addition to bankruptcy case experience, the firm’s attorneys have developed particular expertise in the complementary areas of business transactions, gaming, tax and commercial litigation, especially as they are practiced in Nevada’s state, federal, and bankruptcy courts.
Contact: Ryan Works Tel: 702 873 4100
Email: [email protected]

Employment & Labor:
10 Partners, 6 Fee Earners, based in Nevada The firm’s attorneys assist business clients in the identification, analysis, and resolution of issues raised throughout all phases of the employment relationship. The firm routinely represents management in the administrative process before the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission in employment litigation and labor disputes.
Contact: Leigh Goddard Tel: 775 788 2000
Email: [email protected]

Energy, Environment & Natural Resources:
13 Partners, 5 Fee Earners, based in Nevada McDonald Carano’s energy, environment and natural resources practice group has extensive experience in the fields of environmental law; water resources; energy; public lands and land use; utilities and regulatory law; and mines, minerals, and geothermal resources.
Contact: Kathleen Drakulich Tel: 775 788 2000
Email: [email protected]

Gaming & Administrative:
10 Partners, 6 Fee Earners, based in Nevada With one of the most respected administrative and regulatory practices in Nevada, the firm’s attorneys and non-attorney government relations specialists handle a broad spectrum of administrative and regulatory matters involving the gaming and utilities industries and other authorities having jurisdiction over Nevada businesses and property owners.
Contact: AJ “Bud” Hicks Tel: 775 788 2000
Email: [email protected]

Government Affairs:
2 Partners, 6 Fee Earners, based in Nevada The McDonald Carano’s government affairs group complements and expands upon the firm’s practice areas by helping clients meet their policy and business goals in the State legislative and regulatory environments and at the local government level.
Contact: Josh Hicks Tel: 775 788 2000
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Land Use Planning:
9 Partners, 7 Fee Earners, based in Nevada McDonald Carano’s real estate and land use planning practice group represents clients in all phases of commercial real estate transactions, including all areas of ownership, operation, development, leasing, and financing of commercial real property and related real property matters.
Contact: Andrew Gabriel Tel: 702 873 4100
Email: [email protected]

Tax, Trust & Estates:
10 Partners, 9 Fee Earners, based in Nevada McDonald Carano’s trust estate and wealth preservation practice group has significant experience representing trustees, beneficiaries, and creditors in trust and estate litigation matters. The group represents national and regional trust companies and assists in the management and administration of a number of large trusts and private family trust companies.
Contact: Robert Armstrong Tel: 775 788 2000
Email: [email protected]

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  • 2300 West Sahara Avenue,
  • No.10, Suite 1000,
  • Las Vegas,
  • Nevada
  • USA
  • NV 89102
  • Tel +1 702 873 4100
  • Fax +1 702 873 9966
  • Email : [email protected]