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

McDonald Carano Attorney A.J. “Bud” Hicks Appointed to Governing Board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency by President Trump

May 22, 2018 Reno, NV – McDonald Carano is pleased to announce that President Donald J. Trump has appointed McDonald Carano Senior Counsel A.J. “Bud” Hicks to the Governing Board of…

President Trump Appoints A.J. ‘Bud’ Hicks to Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Board, May 17, 1981 STATELINE — U.S. President Donald Trump has appointed A.J. “Bud” Hicks to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board. Hicks, a resident of Reno since 1957,…

Net Metering and Time-Variant Rates Drive Solar Power and Energy Storage Growth

The Power Podcast, April 26, 2018 (An Interview with Curt Ledford) Curt Ledford, who focuses on utility, cooperative, administrative, corporate, and employment law, as well as reliability and general regulatory…

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