Reno, NV 89519

G. Barton Mowry


Areas Of Practice: Trusts & Estates, Taxation, Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Organizations, Business Entities & Transactions

Mr. Mowry’s practice focuses on all aspects of estate, income, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning for high net worth families and individuals and succession planning for business owners. Mr. Mowry has significant transactional experience including proper choice of entity, entity formation, acquisition, financing, operation, reorganization and disposition of family-owned businesses and real estate holdings. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and has extensive experience in assisting wealthy families creating and operating Family Trust Companies and was actively involved in legislation creating such entities under Nevada law, Chapter 669A of the Nevada Revised Statues.


  • New York University: LL.M., Taxation with honors, 1981
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law: J.D. with honors, 1979
  • Certified Public Accountant, Nevada, 1976
  • University of Nevada, Reno: B.S., Business Administration with honors, 1974

Bar and Court Admissions

  • All Nevada state courts
  • California (inactive)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Nevada
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) 
  • State Bar of Nevada: Member, Executive Committee, Tax Section, 1985-1988; Chair, 1987-1988; Member, Probate and Trust Section 2006–present; Executive Committee, 1994-1997, Business Law Section
  • State Bar of California (inactive)
  • McGeorge National Trial Advocacy Competition Team 1978-1979; Member, Traynor Law Honor Society
  • Instructor, Taxation, Golden Gate University, 1984-1987
  • Washoe County and American Bar Associations: Member, Taxation, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Nevada Barristers Club: President, 1982-1983
  • Estate Planning Council of Reno: Treasurer, 1982-1983; Secretary, 1983-1984; Vice President, 1984-1985; President, 1985-1986

Community Involvement

  • Bishop Manogue Catholic High School Parent Association: Board Member and Past President
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association: Board Member and Past President
  • Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada/St. Vincent’s Dining Hall & Pantry: Board Member and Vice President
  • Nevada Area Council, Boy Scouts of America: Past President and Representative to National BSA
  • Saint Albert The Great Catholic Church: Finance and Long Range Planning Committees


  • Martindale Hubble: AV Preeminent Rating
  • Best Lawyers in America for the past 25 years: Taxation, Trust and Estates, Charitable Organizations
  • Best Lawyers 2012 Reno Litigation; Trusts and Estates Lawyer Of The Year
  • Super Lawyer in Nevada and the Mountain States
  • Nevada Legal Elite 2017: Nevada Business Weekly
  • Recipient, New York University's Lionel A. Racine Memorial Award for Highest Academic Record
  • Phi Kappa Phi


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