Insight and Experience

Because the energy industry is so complex, clients working in it need lawyers who are not only smart but also pragmatic and adaptable. McDonald Carano’s Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Group is dedicated to the natural resources and energy sectors of Nevada and beyond. We consistently deliver solid solutions pertaining to environmental law, water resources, public lands and land use in the areas of energy, utilities, mining, minerals and geothermal resources. We fully understand the significance of natural resources and energy in the Western United States, and we are skilled in navigating our clients through obstacles to their progress.

The members of our Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Group have hands-on experience in both government and business, and possess the scientific and technical training needed to offer comprehensive advice to our clients. Our team identifies efficient strategies that are not only legal but that also achieve the micro and macro commercial objectives of each client. Our reputation and track record of proven results in this area are undeniable: five of our practice group team members have been included in the Best Lawyers in America®, and the firm is consistently listed in Chambers USA as a leader in environmental law.

The realm of energy, the environment and natural resources changes constantly. Both economic and political forces heavily influence this sector, and laws and regulations often differ at local, national and even international levels. As counsel and advocate, McDonald Carano guides clients through the ever-evolving legal, financial, business and political arenas that define this dynamic industry.

Practice Area News

A Highly Consequential Decision from the Public Utilities Commission

In the last three years, no legal or policy area in Nevada has seen more consequential change than energy. Since 2014, we have seen a wave of large customers (1…

Energy Attorney Curt Ledford Joins Clean Energy Project (CEP) as New Chair

The Clean Energy Project (CEP) announced today that Curt Ledford, a leading Nevada energy attorney, has joined the Board of Directors and assumed the role of Board Chair. Ledford is…

McDonald Carano Welcomes Attorney Richard Trachok

McDonald Carano announced today that Richard M. Trachok II has joined the Firm as Senior Counsel. He brings with him extensive experience in energy and alternative energy, telecommunications and utilities, gaming and…

Our Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Group

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