Gerald M. Dorn
Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd.

500 Damonte Ranch Parkway Suite 860
Reno, NV 89521
TEL: (775) 823-9455

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About Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd.

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Reno, NV, our mission is to provide residents of Reno and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Reno and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.

About Gerald M. Dorn

Gerald (“Jerry”) Dorn is the managing shareholder at Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Mr. Dorn has extensive experience serving families and business owners in the design and implementation of estate, tax, business and asset protection planning strategies. He made the decision to focus his practice in the area of estate planning after witnessing the personal grief and financial loss suffered by several of his clients and their families as a result of poor planning. These experiences motivated him to dedicate his professional life to assisting his clients to preserve their life’s work for their heirs and to create a lasting legacy for those they love.


Just out of law school, Mr. Dorn helped to found Harris & Dorn, LLP., a private firm in San Diego that concentrated on family law, estate planning and probate cases. Mr. Dorn relocated the Reno area when he was offered a position as general counsel to a national estate planning company, drafting documents and teaching continuing legal education classes to attorneys, financial planners and accountants. Mr. Dorn is a frequent author and lecturer on such topics as Revocable Living Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships and Family Limited Liability Companies, Irrevocable Trusts, Tax Planning with Life Insurance, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts, Private Foundations, Qualified Personal Residence Trusts, Dynasty Trusts, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Estate and Tax Planning for IRAs and Qualified Plans, Trust And Estate Administration and Asset Protection. He is a member of WealthCounsel, LLC, WealthCounsel Advisors Forum, InKnowVision, LLC, the State Bar of California’s Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section, the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, the Washoe County Bar Association, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.


Mr. Dorn pursued his education in San Diego as an undergraduate at the University of San Diego, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. While there, he was awarded Departmental Honors from the School of Business Administration. He remained in San Diego to attend the California Western School of Law, where he was honored with the American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Research and Writing, with recognition in Who’s Who Among American Law Students. Mr. Dorn has also taken numerous graduate level tax courses through Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California. Mr. Dorn is dedicated to staying cutting edge and regularly logs over 100 hours of continuing legal education annually.


Mr. Dorn has two children, Jason and Alyssa. He maintains a very active lifestyle outside of the office and enjoys weight training, running, skiing, and mountain biking. Mr. Dorn is also involved in community, charitable activities as an active member of his church and a board member of a local nonprofit organization.

About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.