Education

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

B.S., Finance, 2005

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
  • Teaching Assistant, legal research and writing

New York University School of Law

LL.M., Taxation, 2010
  • E. Rudman and L. Kozak Scholar of Tax

Bar Admission

Nevada

2010

Var Lordahl

Member

Overview

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

Prior to working for Dickinson Wright PLLC, Mr. Lordahl worked for two of Nevada’s oldest and largest law firms, where he helped advise families, businesses, and nonprofits on corporate structuring, tax planning, and estate planning.

Prominent Assignments

  • Representation of high net worth and high profile clients in tax structuring and estate planning matters
  • Preparation of federal and state tax opinion letters with regard to complex transactions
  • Representation of prominent estates and trusts before the Clark County Probate Commissioner and Probate Judge
  • Preparation of complex Estate and Gift Tax Returns

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
  • Admitted to Federal Tax Court
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association

Community Involvement

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

Publications/Presentations

  • Panel Speaker, Estate Planning Webinar for Financial Poise
  • Co-Authored Probate Chapter of the Clark County Civil Practice Manual, 2016
  • “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