Dara J. Goldsmith

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Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

Goldsmith & Guymon, PC
 | 2055 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134
Phone: 702-873-9500
Fax: 702-873-9600
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%),
  • Family Law (0%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Dara J. Goldsmith is a co-founder and shareholder of the law firm of Goldsmith & Guymon, PC, in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she handles estate planning, guardianships, probate and trust adminstration and litigtion. Among many other legal matters, she has had experience with probate litigation, guardianships, will and trusts. She represents clients in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas, including Green Valley, Henderson, Summerlin and The Lakes.

    After graduating from California State University, Northridge, Ms. Goldsmith earned her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. She also holds a master's degree in tax law from the University of Miami School of Law.

    Ms. Goldsmith is licensed to practice in the state courts of California, Arizona, Hawaii and Nevada. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of California, the U.S. District Courts for Hawaii and Nevada, the U.S. Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Active in professional organizations, Ms. Goldsmith holds memberships with the bar associations of California, Arizona, Hawaii and Nevada, the American Bar Association, the Nevada Law Foundation, the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She has also served as president of the Clark County Bar Association and the Clark County Law Foundation and served as Chairperson of the board of directors for the Nevada Community Foundation.  She presnetly is the Chairperson of the Justice League.

    In 2014, Ms. Goldsmith received the Medal of Justice award from the State Bar of Nevada. In 2011, the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada honored her for her pro bono work.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 40%Business/Corporate
    • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 0%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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    About Dara Goldsmith

    Admitted: 1991, Nevada

    Professional Webpage: http://www.goldguylaw.com/Attorneys/Dara-J-Goldsmith.shtml

    Honors/Awards:

    • Recipient, Nevada's Top 40 under 40 In Business, 2001
    • Recipient, Nevada Women of Distinction Award in the area of Philanthropy, 2004
    • AV Preeminent rated
    • Recipient, Medal of Justice Award, State Bar of Nevada, 2014
    • Recipient, Mountain States Top Attorneys, 2000 - 2014
    • Recipient, Lloyd D. George Professionalism Award, State Bar of Nevada and the Clark County Bar Association, 2007
    • Recipients, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, 2011
    • Alpha Phi

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Clark County Law Foundation, President, 2000 - 2001
    • Nevada Community Foundation, Board of Directors, 2003 - 2005
    • Nevada Law Foundation/Justice League, Board of Trustees, 2010 - Present
    • American Bar Association, Real Property Section, Member
    • Nevada Community Foundation, Board of Directors, 1998 - Present
    • State Bar of Nevada, Board of Governors, 2001-2009
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1994
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1994
    • State Bar of Nevada
    • Clark County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1993 - 2000
    • State Bar of Arizona, Member
    • Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council, Member
    • Hawaii State Bar Association, Probate and Tax Law Section, Member
    • Nevada Community Foundation, Chairperson, 2003 - 2005
    • National Association Elder Law Attorneys, Member
    • Arizona, 1991
    • Clark County Bar Association, President, 2000
    • U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 1991
    • U.S. Tax Court, 1991
    • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 2002
    • State Bar of California, Member
    • Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys, Member
    • Hawaii State Bar Association, Real Property Section, Member
    • California, 1991
    • American Bar Association, Probate and Tax Law Section, Member
    • Nevada, 1991
    • Nevada Law Foundation, Chairperson 2011 - present
    • Hawaii, 2002
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2002
    • State Bar of Hawaii, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Nevada Community Foundation, Board of Directors, 1996

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Tiffany Trust, 177 P.3d 1060 (Nev. 2008)

    Representative Clients:

    • Premier Trust, Inc.
    • Save Mart Supermarkets
    • Wells Fargo Bank
    • Clark County Public Administrator
    • Wachovia Bank
    • Zions Trust

    Educational Background:

    • California State University Northridge, B.A. in Economics with an emphasis in Finance, Alpha Phi, 1987
    • University of Miami School of Law, LL.M. Tax, Master of Law(s), Curriculum-1991, Thesis-1994,Major: Taxation
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    Office Location for Dara J. Goldsmith

    2055 Village Center Circle
    Las Vegas, NV 89134

    Phone: 702-873-9500

    Fax: 702-873-9600

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    Last Updated: 3/4/2020

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