John J. Frankovich

Attorney in Reno, NV
Mr. Frankovich is the firm's Managing Partner. His practice focuses principally on real property development and transactions, litigation, and public utilities law. He joined McDonald Carano Wilson in 1973 after two years with the Washoe County District Attorney's Office. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Nevada and California, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Frankovich has represented a number of major real estate development projects in Northern Nevada in connection with acquisitions, entitlements, financing and sales. He also handles commercial litigation, including bench and jury trials involving business and commercial disputes, encompassing construction disputes, real estate transactions, employment law, and condemnation.

Mr. Frankovich has earned numerous awards and distinctions, including the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell, as well as being recognized among The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Super Lawyers.

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Areas of Law

  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Public Utilities
  • Business Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Government Affairs
  • Business Transactions
  • Environmental Law
  • Gaming Law


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Experience & Credentials


Managing Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in 1971, Nevada
1972, California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Law School Attended

University of California at Los Angeles
Class of 1971

University Attended

Stanford University
Class of 1968

Associations & Memberships

Washoe County, Clark County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California; International Association of Gaming Attorneys.

Hobbies & Interests

Mr. Frankovich serves on the Board of Directors of Recreational Enterprises, Inc., the operating company for the Eldorado Hotel Casino. He is a member of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada; PackPAWS Advisory Board, an organization affiliated with the University of Nevada to promote women's intercollegiate athletics; and the Reno H... More

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John J. Frankovich
Managing Partner
 100 West Liberty Street, 10th Floor, P.O. Box 2670,
Reno, NV 89501


McDonald Carano Wilson LLP (Reno, Nevada)

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