People: McMenomy, Houghton join Blanchard, Krasner & French

Jennifer McMenomy

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Blanchard, Krasner & French, APC, this month announced that Darcy K. Houghton and Jennifer McMenomy have joined the firm’s Reno office.

Houghton brings more than 20 years of combined legal and professional experience to the firm, according to a Nov. 3 press release. Her background as a lawyer, accountant, trustee, corporate executive, business owner and real estate investor has given her a reputation as a comprehensive and astute adviser to business owners and wealthy families.

Darcy Houghton


Prior to joining the firm, Houghton served as the Senior Vice President and Senior Wealth Planner at Wells Fargo Private Bank. Previously, she practiced at Hawkins, Folsom & Muir Law. Houghton is an alumna of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She is heavily involved in the community, serving on the Reno Rodeo Sponsor's Committee, University of Nevada, Planned Giving Roundtable, Western Nevada College Foundation Board of Trustees, and as Treasurer and Director for the Veteran's Guest House.

“I am honored to be working alongside a high caliber team of professionals who are committed to elevating client's needs," Houghton said in a statement. "I’m excited to apply my comprehensive background to help this firm evolve and help my clients plan through the myriad of changes that are impacting their families and businesses.”

McMenomy joins Blanchard, Krasner & French as an experienced associate with a background in general matters, government and regulatory policy. Her practice will focus on civil litigation, employment, real estate matters, and trusts and estates. She is licensed to practice in Nevada and California.

Having earned an undergraduate from the University of Nevada, Reno and her Juris Doctor from Western State College of Law, McMenomy began her career at the Nevada State Legislature-State Assembly, serving as a policy analyst and government and regulatory affairs analyst.

McMenomy, a Northern Nevada native, later interned with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and continued her work in governmental affairs as a lobbyist and policy analyst in the private sector. She has represented government and private entities before both chambers of the Nevada State Legislature and at the Federal level. Prior to joining Blanchard, Krasner & French, she was an attorney with Allison MacKenzie in Carson City.

"Blanchard, Krasner & French’s focus on providing its client with both high quality legal services and creative problem solving is a good fit for my broad legal experience, I’m excited for this opportunity to use my skills to service the needs of BKF’s clients and Reno’s growing community,” McMenomy said in a statement.


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