Chad O. Dorr

Chad O. Dorr

Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz LLP
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • California, District of Columbia
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Chad practices Business Law and Estate Planning. In his business practice, he represents sole proprietors, partnerships, LLCs and corporations (for-profit and nonprofit) across a broad spectrum of industries. He takes particular pride in assisting families with their estate planning needs to execute their wishes for the next generation.

Prior to joining the Perry, Johnson, anderson, Miller & Moskowitz LLP, Chad was an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Jones Day, where he was a part of the firm's international trade and national security practice. In that role, he advised U.S. and foreign corporations on a wide variety of regulatory matters, such as economic sanctions and U.S. export controls (defense and dual-use items). He also represented both buy-side and sell-side companies before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) in cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to law school, Chad served 21 years as a commissioned officer and combat helicopter pilot in the U.S. Navy. His operational deployments included the Persian Gulf; Mogadishu, Somalia; and counter-terrorism patrols in the Strait of Malacca following the September 11 attacks. Outside the cockpit, he served as a Major Department Head aboard an aircraft carrier, authored transformative logistics policies for NATO, and managed the nearly $2 billion Atlantic Fleet Flying Hour Program. He retired in 2009 as a Commander.

Chad received his Juris Doctor from U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 2012, with awards for excellence in Wine Law and Business Associations. He was also the Senior Executive Editor for the centennial volume of the California Law Review and a charter officer of the Berkeley Law Association for Military and Veterans. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in English (with Distinction) and earned his Master of Arts in English Language & Literature from the University of Maryland, both in 1988.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
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District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz LLP
- Current
Jones Day
Commander/Helicopter Pilot (Retired)
United States Navy
SH-60B Helicopter Pilot and Detachment Officer-in-Charge; Logistics Policy Staff Officer, North Atlantic Treaty Organization; Aircraft Carrier Major Department Head; Atlantic Fleet Flying Hour Program Manager. Deployments included Persian Gulf; Mogadishu, Somalia and counter-terrorism patrols in the Strait of Malacca following the September 11 attacks.
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
J.D. (2012) | Law
Senior Executive Editor, California Law Review; Boalt Association of Military & Veterans; Boalt Older, Wiser Law Students (OWLS)
Honors: Awards for excellence in Wine Law and Business Associations
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University of Maryland - College Park
M.A. (1988) | English Language & Literature
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United States Naval Academy
B.S. (1988) | English
Honors: With Distinction
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Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selection based on an evaluation of 12 indicators including peer recognition and professional achievement in legal practice.
Lawyers of Excellence
Sonoma Magazzine
Professional Associations
Sonoma County Parks Foundation
Board Member
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Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council
Board Member
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Sonoma County Bar Association
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Activities: Board Member; Education Committee
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State Bar of California  # 287520
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Contact & Map
Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz LLP
438 First Street, 4th floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Telephone: (707) 525-8800
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Saturday & Sunday by appointment
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