VAR LORDAHL

Var Lordahl’s practice emphasis is in trusts, estates, probate, business and corporate law, nonprofits, and taxation. His knowledge and experience with financial and tax matters allows him to provide clients with efficient, sophisticated, and well-designed business and estate structures that are effective in achieving client goals.

Prior to starting his own law firm, Mr. Lordahl was a partner at a prominent national law firm. Prior to that, he worked at two of Nevada’s oldest and most prestigious firms. Mr. Lordahl has spent his career focused on advising families, businesses, and nonprofits on corporate structuring, tax planning, and estate planning.

Publications/Presentations

• Frequent Panel Speaker, Estate Planning Webinar for Financial Poise

• Co-Authored Probate Chapter of the Clark County Civil Practice Manual, 2016-2019

• “The Use of LLCs in an Estate Plan,” Nevada Lawyer Magazine, December 2018

• “Five Things Attorneys Should Know About Estate Planning,” Communique Magazine, January 2016

• “Implementing the Bank Secrecy Act in Casino Operations,” Casino Enterprise Management Magazine, September 2015

• “The Myths and Realities of Nevada Self-Settled Asset Protection Trusts,” January 2015

• “The Importance of Lifetime Gifting in an Estate Plan,” Communique Magazine, May 2014

Community Involvement

• Secretary and Board Member, Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow (FIT)

Acknowledgements

Nevada Business Magazine’s Legal Elite 2018-2019, a “Southern Nevada Top Attorney” for Estate Planning & Probate, Tax Law, Corporate & Business Law

• 2017-2019 Super Lawyers Mountain States Rising Stars

• 2016 Nevada Legal Elite, Up and Coming Attorneys

Education

New York University School of Law
LL.M., Taxation, 2010
• E. Rudman & L. Kozak Scholar of Tax

University of Illinois College of Law
J.D., 2009
• Summa Cum Laude
• Order of the Coif
• Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
• Rickert Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement
• Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
B.S., Finance, 2005
• Graduated with Honors