MARK A. SOLOMON
(1950 – 2021)
MEMORIAM OF MARK ALAN SOLOMON
Mark Alan Solomon, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the age of 70. He was born on August 30, 1950 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was predominantly raised in San Jose, California.
As a resident of Clark County for the last 46 years, Mark made a profound impact on the practice of trust and estate law in the State of Nevada. After graduating magna cum laude from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 1975, Mark relocated to Las Vegas in order to serve as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Charles Thompson, District Judge of the Eighth Judicial District Court of Clark County, Nevada, until September 1976. After being admitted to the State Bar of Nevada in September 1976, Mark joined the law firm of Lionel Sawyer & Collins, and headed the trust and estate section for that firm after becoming a partner in 1981. In February 2005, Mark left Lionel Sawyer & Collins to open his own law firm in Las Vegas, currently known as Solomon Dwiggins Freer & Steadman, Ltd. (the “Firm”), which still primarily practices in the areas of trust and estate litigation, estate planning, trust administration and guardianships. As the senior founding partner of the Firm, Mark was largely influential in its growth, helping to expand the practice over the last 16 years from a four-attorney firm into a firm with 15 attorneys working there today (and still growing). Throughout the years, Mark spent countless hours and exercised endless patience in helping to groom and shape many young and budding associates into successful and competent attorneys.
Mark was also a long-standing member of the Trust and Estate Sections of the State Bar of Nevada and American Bar Association. In addition, Mark served as a Chairman of the Legislative Committee for the Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Nevada and has proposed and secured passage of various amendments to the Nevada Revised Statutes concerning wills, trusts, estates and guardianships. He also served as co-chair of the Rules Committee for the Trust and Estate Section of the State Bar of Nevada, helping to secure many needed amendments to the Rules of Practice for the Eighth Judicial District Court.
In life, Mark had a commanding and compelling presence that lit up the room. He had a generous and loving heart, was witty, charming, and offered the wisest of counsel to his family, friends and colleagues. He worked hard and lived life to the fullest. He loved wine, travel, art, dance, movies, music and the company of his family and many friends. He was greatly loved by those he has left behind.
Mark was preceded in death by his son, James Alan Solomon; his sister, Marci Ann Fuccillo; his parents, Geraldine and Jerome Solomon; and his father-in-law, Al Guzman. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Lynn Solomon; his children, Daniel and Alexander Solomon; his grandchildren, Rylan, Jake and Maddox Evans; his mother-in-law, Eleanor Guzman; his sister-in-law, Kathleen Beard; his brothers-in-law, Rob and Warren Guzman; his niece and nephews, Nikkol (Dave) Frediani, Todd and Michael Cangiamilla; and many other extended family members who all miss him deeply.