Mark A. Solomon

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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 - 1975
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • San Jose State College, San Jose, California
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1972
    • Honors: Honors, Great Distinction
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • Estate of Bowlds, 102 P.3d 593 , 2004
  • Williams v. Security National Bank of Sioux City, Iowa, 358 F.Supp.2d 782, 2005
  • Williams v. Security National Bank of Sioux City, Iowa, 314 F.Supp.2d 886, 2004
  • Williams v. Security National Bank of Sioux City, Iowa, 293 F.Supp.2d 958, 2003
  • Lubin v. Kunin, 1 7 P.3d 422, 2001
  • Estate of Miller, 888 P.2d 433, 1995
  • First Interstate Bank of Nevada v. U.S., 874 F.Supp.286, 1994
  • Sogg v. Nevada State Bank, 832 P.2d 782, 1992

Classes/Seminars

  • Trust, Estate & Guardianship Practices , State Bar of Nevada, 2009 to 2009
  • Estates & Trusts Under the Microscope , State Bar of Nevada, 2011 to 2011
  • Wills, Trusts & Probate, State Bar of Nevada, 2007 to 2007
  • Understanding the New Eighth Judicial District Court Probate Rules, State Bar of Nevada, 2014

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Best Lawyers in America – Litigation – Trust and Estates
  • Lawyer of the Year – Trusts and Estates Las Vegas (2017)
  • Lawyer of the Year – Litigation – Trusts and Estates Las Vegas (2018)
  • Lawyer of the Year – Litigation – Trusts and Estates Las Vegas (2020)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers (2009, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Nevada Super Lawyers (2007, 2008)
  • Vegas Inc. Top Lawyers
  • Desert Companion Top Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Clark County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Nevada, Probate and Trust Section, Chair, 2012 - 2013
  • State Bar of Nevada, Probate & Trust Section, Legislative Committee Chair, 2008 - 2011
  • Super Lawyer, 2007 – 2009, 2014-2020
  • American Bar Association, Trust and Estates Section, Member

Past Employment Positions

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

Pro Bono Activities

  • State Bar of Nevada Probate & Trust Section - Legislative Committee Chair , 2008 to 2011
  • State Bar of Nevada - Probate & Trust Section Chair, 2012 to 2013
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S.News | Litigation - Trusts & Estates - Tier 1 | Las Vegas 2019
  • 2017 | As Published in: SL July | TOP50 Women ATTORNEYS | In The Mountain States | Selected By Peer Recognition & Professional Achievement 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyer Of the Year | Alan D Freeer
  • Best Lawyer Of the Year | DANA A DWIGGINS
  • Best Lawyer Of the Year | Mark A Soloman
  • 2019 Badge
  • 2020 Litigation Badge
  • 2020 Trusts Badge
Mark A. Solomon
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