Chris Hamilton

Chris Hamilton

Bakersfield, California
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Chris Hamilton, an associate in the firm's Corporate and Business Transactions Department, focuses his practice in the areas of taxation, tax controversy, business planning and formation, business transactions, and business counseling. He also works on estate planning and probate issues. Chris is a 2006 graduate of McGeorge School of Law and also received an LL.M. in taxation, with distinction, from Loyola Law School.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Transactions
  • Business Counseling
  • Taxation
  • Tax Controversy
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2007


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • Juris Doctor - 2006
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 2012
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Taxation
  • Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kern County Bar Association, 2007-Present
  • State Bar of California, 2007-Present
  • CalCPA, Member, 2014-Present

Professional Experience

  • Young Wooldridge, LLP, 2007-2016
  • Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP, 2016-Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, board of directors, vice-chairman, 2014-2016; chairman, 2016-Present
  • Kern Citizens for Sustainable Government, board of directors, 2015-Present; vice-chairman, 2015-Present