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Christopher M. Haws

Associate

chaws@frigolaw.com

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Bio

Christopher M. Haws is an associate attorney with Friedemann Goldberg LLP, practicing in the areas of Estate Planning and Tax Law. He joined the firm in 2015.

He received his bachelors degree from Arizona State University and his law degree 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. Additionally, he interned with the First Judicial District of Colorado and worked in the in-house legal department at McDermott International Inc. Mr. Haws graduated from law school cum laude, earning honors in trial advocacy and a certificate in 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:

  • Basic and Advanced Estate Planning
  • Business Entity Formation, Maintenance, and Dissolution
  • Small Business Succession Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Loan Documentation

Taxation

  • Income, Transfer, and Property Tax planning
  • Estate and Gift Tax Returns
  • Property Tax Assessment Appeals
  • Tax Controversy and Settlement

Education

  • Juris Doctorate, cum laude,
  • with Trial Advocacy Honors
  • Tulane University School of Law

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Arizona State University

Admissions

California
United States Tax Court

Affiliations

State Bar of California
  • Taxation Section
Sonoma County Bar Association

Publications

  • "Devi v. Silva: Road Blocking Justice with Diplomatic Immunity" - Tulane Journal of International & Comparative Law, Spring 2013