Professor Frank J. Doti is a 1969 cum laude graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law
and 1966 graduate of the University of Illinois. He is a member of the bars of the states
of California, Illinois and Colorado and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme
Court. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. 

He was an associate attorney for five years at McDermott Will & Emery in Chicago, the
largest U.S. tax law firm in the nation. He served as vice president and tax law counsel
for seven years at the Leo Burnett advertising agency in Chicago. 

He is a professor of law at Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California and
holds the William P. Foley Chair in Corporate & Taxation Law. Chapman students
selected Doti as Professor of the Year in 2012. 

He has numerous published works in taxation law and is the author of the third edition of
Contract Law Flowcharts and Cases published in 2012 by West Academic. 



Will Retroactive Proposition 30 Ever Be Challenged?, Orange County Lawyer (2015)

Professor Doti's article challenges the constitutionality of California Proposition 30. California voters passed Proposition 30...



California's Estate Tax Dilemma (with Kevin B. Morriss), Chapman University Law Research Paper (2007)

As a consequence of the Economic Growth and Tax Reconciliation Act of 2001 (2001 Tax...



Estate Tax Repeal: Historical Data Indicate Philanthropy May Suffer, Tax Notes (2003)

Complete repeal of the federal estate tax is scheduled to take effect for a one...