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Gerald Melvin Dorn

Gerald Melvin Dorn

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Tax, Probate

About Me

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Estate Planning: 60%
  2. Tax: 25%
  3. Probate: 15%



Hourly ($290-310/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Kristin M. Kaminski

    Jerry is extremely competent in high net worth planning and was a true pleasure to work with. I endorse this lawyer.


    Kristin Kaminski Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Catherine Hammond

    Jerry is an outstanding lawyer. His technical knowledge combined with his ability to keep things as simple as possible is unique in the legal community. Not to mention that he is delightful to work with.


    Catherine Hammond Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info



NVAttorney Active199802/23/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Academy FelllowAmerican Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderAnderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd.1997 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
WealthCounselMember2004 - Present
Estate Planning Council of Northern NevadaMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Washoe County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysMember1997 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
The WritProper Drafting of Trust Protects Trust Assets from Creditors, Including the Internal Revenue Service2006
The WritEnrollment Period for Medicare Part D on the Horizon2005
The WritIRC 2036 is Not Just for Family Limited Partnerships2005
The WritChances for Repeal of the Estate Tax Lessen - Congress May Settle for Permanent Increase in Exemption Amount2005
The WritJoint Committee on Taxation Proposes Tax Law Changes Affecting Estate Planning2005
The WritWorking Families Tax Relief Act and the American Jobs Creation Act2005
The WritIRS Scores Another Partial Family Limited Partnership Victory Applying IRC 27032004
The WritIRS Suffers Big Blow in its Battle Against Family Limited Partnerships2004
The WritTransfers to Non-Citizen Spouses: The Rules are not the Same2004
The WritIs that Your Final Answer? IRS Issues Final Treasury Regulations for Split- Dollar Regulations2003
The WritHealth Care Privacy Protections: Don't Let Your Clients Go Overprotected2003
The WritNinth Circuit Includes Gift Tax Paid by Wife in Husband's Estate2003
The WritOne of the Hottest Tricks in Estate Planning, Thanks Wal-Mart!2003
The WritNUA: A Tax Advantaged Way of Removing Employer's Stock from a Retirement Plan2003
The WritCorporate Trustees: Why and How Should a Client Select One?2003
The WritCan I Deduct My Charitable Contribution Even if it Wasn't Cash?2002
The WritDeterring Estate Plan Contestants Has Its Limitations2002
The WritFDIC Simplifies Trust Rules: Expanded Coverage Could Benefit Many ClientsN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of San DiegoN/AundergraduateN/A
California Western SOLN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Drafting Wills and Trusts in NevadaDrafting Wills and Trusts in Nevada2001
Charitable Giving Strategies in NevadaCharitable Giving Strategies in Nevada2001
Advanced Estate Planning Techniques in NevadaAdvanced Estate Planning Techniques in Nevada2000