Dara J. Goldsmith

Attorney Profile

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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning

Business/Corporate (40%)

Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)

Family Law (0%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

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About Dara Goldsmith

Admitted: 1991, Nevada

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

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Nevada Community Foundation, Board of Directors, 1996

Verdicts/Settlements:

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

Representative Clients:

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

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
Office Location for Dara J. Goldsmith

2055 Village Center Circle
Las Vegas, NV 89134

Phone: 702-873-9500

 

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Last Updated: 1/19/2018

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