Twenty-One McDonald Carano Wilson Attorneys Named in 2015 Best Lawyers in America

McDonald Carano Wilson LLP announced that 21 of its attorneys are included in 2015 Best Lawyers in America.

RENO, Nev. – McDonald Carano Wilson LLP announced that 21 of its attorneys are included in 2015 Best Lawyers in America. “At McDonald Carano Wilson, we are committed to providing the best legal advice and client service available in Nevada,” said Managing Partner John Frankovich. “We are honored to have twenty-one of our lawyers recognized by Best… [More...]

Best Companies to Work For: Taking Care of People

In the midst of the recession, some employees might have argued that a “Best Company to Work For” is whichever company gives them a job.

In the midst of the recession, some employees might have argued that a “Best Company to Work For” is whichever company gives them a job. While times have been tough for many Nevada businesses, as the state comes out of this recession, it is clear there are a number of companies who continue to go… [More...]

Seventeen McDonald Carano Wilson Attorneys Named Mountain States Super Lawyers

RENO, Nev. – McDonald Carano Wilson LLP announced that 17 lawyers from the firm have been recognized on the 2014 list of Mountain States Super Lawyers, a ranking of outstanding attorneys across the region. Partners Robert Armstrong, Leo Bergin III, James W. Bradshaw, Andrew Gabriel, Paul Georgeson, Leigh Goddard, A.J. “Bud” Hicks, Pat Lundvall, William A.S.… [More...]

Legal Elite 2014: Nevada’s Top Attorneys

This year’s Legal Elite polling garnered 6,454 nominations of attorneys from across the Silver State, highlighting top attorneys as chosen by their peers.

This year’s Legal Elite polling garnered 6,454 nominations of attorneys from across the Silver State. This annual list highlights Nevada’s top attorneys as chosen by their peers. All votes are based on nominations from other attorneys and the following pages highlight the top vote getters in Northern Nevada, Southern Nevada, the Best Up and Coming… [More...]

McDonald Carano Wilson Honored as Outstanding Corporation at National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

McDonald Carano Wilson LLP received the Cornerstone Award for Outstanding Corporation at the 2013 National Philanthropy Day luncheon.

RENO, Nev. – McDonald Carano Wilson LLP received the Cornerstone Award for Outstanding Corporation from the Sierra Chapter of the Association of Professional Fundraisers at its 2013 National Philanthropy Day luncheon. National Philanthropy Day was first held in 1986 and highlights individuals and organizations committed to charitable causes and missions around the world. “McDonald Carano Wilson… [More...]

Governor Sandoval Appoints Thom Sheets to Tax Commission

Thomas Sheets has been appointed to the Nevada Tax Commission by Governor Brian Sandoval.

LAS VEGAS – Thomas Sheets, an attorney at McDonald Carano Wilson LLP and former general counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, has been appointed to the Nevada Tax Commission by Governor Brian Sandoval. This appointment marks Sheets’ return to the Nevada Tax Commission, where he served as chair for six years before leaving to work… [More...]

Historic Train Depot in Reno to House Combined Brewery and Distillery

The historic Nevada-California-Oregon Railway Depot in Reno will house the Silver State’s first combined brewery and distillery. This is according to a statement released by Reno natives Chris Shanks and Brandon Wright, who have partnered with a “long-time Nevada family” to transform the downtown building. The business, dubbed The Depot Craft Provisions Company, is expected… [More...]

McDonald Carano Wilson Recognized Among Nevada’s “Best Law Firms” for 2014

LAS VEGAS – McDonald Carano Wilson LLP announced it has been recognized in 21 separate categories by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2014. The firm received Tier 1 rankings in both its Las Vegas and Reno offices for its practice in commercial litigation, corporate law, litigation – construction, and real estate law. Additionally, the… [More...]

Former General Counsel to Governor Brian Sandoval Lucas Foletta Joins McDonald Carano Wilson LLP

McDonald Carano Wilson LLP announced the hiring of attorney Lucas Foletta, prior to joining he served as general counsel to Governor Brian Sandoval.

LAS VEGAS – McDonald Carano Wilson LLP announced the hiring of attorney Lucas Foletta. Prior to joining McDonald Carano Wilson, Foletta served as general counsel to Governor Brian Sandoval. He formerly worked as an assistant U.S. attorney and as a law clerk for Governor Brian Sandoval when he was a U.S. District Court Judge for the… [More...]

Debbie Leonard Elected Chair of Appellate Litigation Section of State Bar of Nevada

Debbie Leonard, a partner in the of McDonald Carano Wilson LLP, has been elected by her peers as the new chair of the Appellate Litigation Section.

RENO, Nev. – Debbie Leonard, a partner in the Reno office of McDonald Carano Wilson LLP, has been elected by her peers as the new chair of the Appellate Litigation Section of the State Bar of Nevada, the firm announced. The purpose of the Appellate Litigation Section is to enhance the skills of lawyers who… [More...]

Drakulich Reappointed to Governor’s Economic Development Board

Governor Brian Sandoval has reappointed Kathleen Drakulich to a four-year term on the Board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

RENO, Nev. – Governor Brian Sandoval has reappointed McDonald Carano Wilson partner Kathleen Drakulich to a four-year term on the Board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. As an attorney, Drakulich represents local, national and international energy and public utility firms in a wide array of regulatory matters, procurement matters, supply and purchase contract negotiations,… [More...]

See You in Court: Business Litigation in Nevada

In business litigation, taking steps to protect your business can mean the difference between see you in court and see you at settlement.

Conventional wisdom says that when the recession hit in late 2007, lawsuits between businesses probably increased as companies tried everything to stay afloat, including collecting all debts owed and enforcing contractual agreements. But many attorneys working in litigation saw a decrease in lawsuits filed in most arenas. Instead, there was a rise in alternative dispute… [More...]