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McDonald Carano

Private Wealth Law

2 ranked individualsBand 1NevadaHigh Net Worth 2021 View ranking table
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Full-service firm McDonald Carano has a "very good reputation" for handling trusts and estates matters for wealthy clients.

The firm's trusts and estates attorneys advise on estate planning, private trust companies, estate, gift and fiduciary income taxes and matters relating to family and closely-held enterprises.

Notable practitioners

Robert Armstrong is "very smart, organised and creative," according to a source, who also says that he is a "good communicator and very good at articulating complex concepts." He advises on a broad range of private wealth matters, including trust and estate planning, business successions and Nevada private trust companies.

Scott Swain is commended by a source for his "excellent knowledge of taxes and estate planning." He advises wealthy individuals and families, non-profit entities and trustees on a wide range of matters, including tax and estate planning, trust and estate administration, charitable plans and business structures.

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Overview

McDonald Carano counsels clients on all kinds of estate planning initiatives, ranging from the simplest of wills to the most complex of irrevocable trusts and probate and conservatorship issues, as well as every kind of fiduciary income tax matter. Our expertise includes uncontested and contested probates, conservatorship, and trust proceedings. We represent fiduciaries, beneficiaries and creditors in court and when a problem cannot be resolved through the audit process. We prosecute and defend estate-related disputes involving fee controversies, ownership and creditor problems, alleged breaches of trust, will contests and trust contests. We also work on estate and gift tax returns, represent clients in tax audits and requests for private letter rulings, and advise closely held and family businesses.

Our Trust & Estates attorneys are among the most qualified in Nevada. Many of our team members have an LL.M. or Master’s Degree in tax. Several are licensed CPAs. Two are fellows in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), the most prestigious affiliation for such practitioners. No other Nevada law firm has more than one such fellow, and only seven are admitted statewide. Our firm is also involved in legislative initiatives that improve Nevada’s tax-advantaged climate, particularly with regard to issues involving private-trust companies and asset-protection trusts. We represent clients ranging from middle-class to millionaires to Forbes 400 members.




Members

Swain, Scott (Head of Department)

Armstrong, Robert E

Knobel, Mark

McKenzie, Lance

Noble, Cody

Private Wealth Law

McDonald Carano

firm
Location

2300 W. Sahara Avenue, Suite 1200

Las Vegas

Nevada

USA

89102

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Nevada

Private Wealth Law


Robert E Armstrong
Band 1
Scott Swain
Band 1