Christopher M. Haws

Christopher M. Haws is an associate attorney with Friedemann Goldberg LLP. He practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Business Law and Tax. Mr. Haws has been practicing since 2014 and joined the firm in 2015.

He received his bachelors degree from Arizona State University and his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University Law School. While in law school, Mr. Haws was the Articles Editor of the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law and served as a taxation research assistant. Mr. Haws graduated from law school cum laude, earning honors in trial advocacy and a certificate in International and Comparative Law. Additionally, he is published in the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Haws worked in the banking and financial industry and spent two years living and working in Seoul, South Korea. After law school, he practiced in the areas of estate planning and tax in downtown Santa Rosa. He has served as a volunteer with Lawyers Without Borders, Common Ground Legal Clinic, and Hessel Church.

Specific Experience

Mr. Haws is experienced in trusts, estates, tax law, and probate matters, including, basic and advanced estate planning, business entity formation, maintenance and dissolution, small business succession planning, trust administration, loan documentation, income, transfer and property tax planning, estate and gift tax returns, property tax assessment appeals, and tax controversy and settlement.


  • Juris Doctorate, cum laude, with Trial Advocacy Honors
    • Tulane University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts
    • Arizona State University



  • State Bar of California
  • Sonoma County Bar Association


  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017-2019
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