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.


• Co-Authored Probate Chapter of the Clark County Civil Practice Manual, 2016-2023

• “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

• Frequent Panel Speaker, Estate Planning Webinar for Financial Poise

Community Involvement

• Secretary and Board Member, Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow (FIT) 2012-Present
• Officer, Economic Club of Las Vegas 2023-Present
• Board Member, University of Illinois College of Law Alumni Board 2022-2023



• 2024 Nevada Business Magazine, Top Rank Attorneys
• 2021 Super Lawyers, Mountain States Super Lawyer
• 2020 Named to Vegas Inc’s Top Lawyers for Tax Law
• 2017-2019 Super Lawyers Mountain States Rising Stars



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