Mark A. Solomon

Mark A. Solomon

Managing Partner
Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone:
800-671-9908
702-997-7714
Fax:
702-853-5485
Email:

Mark A. Solomon is considered one of Nevada’s premier trust and estate attorneys.  He focuses primarily on litigation and resolution of contested matters.  Mr. Solomon has represented numerous banks and other professional and private fiduciaries, as well as beneficiaries, creditors and purchasers, in numerous complex probate matters.  He has successfully litigated matters involving claims for undue influence, mistake, lack of testamentary and contractual capacity, fraud and forgery at both the trial and appellate levels.

Mr. Solomon has also drafted and edited hundreds of substantial estate plans, creditor protection plans, and premarital agreements.  He frequently advises clients on estate and transfer tax planning and has extensive experience in creating and implementing asset protection plans that conform with Nevada law.

Mr. Solomon has chaired the State Bar of Nevada Probate and Trust Section and its Legislative Committee which proposed and secured passage of various amendments to the Nevada Revised Statutes concerning wills, estates, guardianships and trusts.  He has also co-chaired the Rules Committee of the State Bar of Nevada Probate and Trust Section, which is charged with drafting and seeking adoption of local court rules to govern proceedings involving trusts and estates.  Mr. Solomon has served as an expert witness in trust, estate and guardianship matters.  His combined experience and knowledge make him an ideal candidate to serve as a mediator in trust and estate disputes.  Mr. Solomon writes and speaks frequently on probate and trust related topics.

Areas of Practice

  • Trust & Probate Administration
  • Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Asset Protection

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1975
  • Nevada, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • Juris Doctorate magna cum laude - 1975
  • San Jose State College, San Jose, California
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1972
    • Honors: Honors, Great Distinction
    • Major: Political Science

Classes/Seminars

  • Trust, Estate & Guardianship Practices , State Bar of Nevada, 2009
  • Estates & Trusts Under the Microscope , State Bar of Nevada, 2011
  • Wills, Trusts & Probate, State Bar of Nevada, 2007
  • Understanding the New Eighth Judicial District Court Probate Rules, State Bar of Nevada

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers (2009, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Nevada Super Lawyers (2007, 2008)
  • Vegas Inc. Top Lawyers, 2013
  • Desert Companion Top Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Trust and Estates Section, Member
  • Super Lawyer, 2007 - 2009
  • State Bar of Nevada, Probate & Trust Section, Legislative Committee Chair , 2008 - 2011
  • State Bar of Nevada, Probate and Trust Section, Chair, 2012 - 2013
  • Clark County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Lionel Sawyer & Collins, Associate /Partner, 1976 - 2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • State Bar of Nevada Probate & Trust Section - Legislative Committee Chair , 2008 - 2011
  • State Bar of Nevada - Probate & Trust Section Chair, 2012 - 2013