Edwin C. Anderson, Jr.

Edwin C. Anderson, Jr.

Ed Anderson is one of the three founding members of the firm. Born in Seattle, Washington, on January 31, 1931, he moved to Santa Rosa after finishing law school in 1961. He joined one of the oldest firms at the time and his estate planning and administration practice grew through the years with Sonoma County. In that time, Ed Anderson advised a host of clients on all manner of complex estate and tax matters, and he gained a local reputation as one of the County’s preeminent attorney’s. One of his proudest achievements was helping Christo and Jean-Claude bring The Running Fence to Sonoma and Marin County’s in 1976. He was also the attorney for Charles M. Schulz of Peanuts fame.

Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Taxation

Bar Admission:

  • California State Courts
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • St. Mary’s College (B.S., 1953)
  • University of Washington (J.D., 1961)


  • Sonoma County Bar Association


  • Professional: Former member of the Taxation Advisory Commission of the California Board of Legal Specialization from 1971 to 1980; author of Income Taxation of Decedent, Estate and Beneficiaries, Chapter 14 of CEB California Decedent Estate; repeatedly listed in Best Lawyers in America and California Super Lawyers.
  • Personal: Author of You Can Almost Take it With You, and The Promise that was America; amateur historian; enjoys tennis and running.

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