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Mr. Manwell’s practice includes complex real estate transactions, estate planning and business formation, non-profit entities, limited liability company and public agency representation. He heads the transactional and estate planning group at Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz.

Mr. Manwell is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney*. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame (Cum Laude) in 1971. Following that, he worked for two years in the lumber mills of Northern California before attending and graduating from law school at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1976. He was admitted to the California Bar in December of 1976. Prior to joining to Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz in 2004, he had over 25 years litigation experience, representing clients in the family law, business, real estate and estate settlement areas. He represented numerous clients in trials and arbitrations throughout the North Coast and in the Federal District Court in San Francisco.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
  2. Estate Planning: 50%


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Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP

438 First Street 4th Floor
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPerry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP2004 - Present
AttorneyLaw office of Malcolm T. Manwell1996 - 2004
AttorneyMaxwell, Allen, Cooper & Manwell1977 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sonoma County Bar AssocciationEditor of the Bar Journal2009 - Present
Sonoma County Bar AssociationCo-Chair Bar Journal Committee2009 - Present
Sonoma County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2006 - 2009
Sonoma County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawN/AN/A1976
University of Notre DameN/AN/A1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IRA TrustsIRA Trusts: Purposes and Drafting2015
Post-Death Options and RulesEstate Planning & IRAs2014
Estate Planning and IRAsEstate Planning and IRAs2012