Edwin C. Anderson Jr. (retired), Kirt Zeigler, and Robert Disharoon (retired) founded the firm in 1982. Each was a member of the Spridgen, Barrett, Achor & Luckhardt, Anderson, James & Zeigler law firm which was the oldest law firm in Santa Rosa at the time. Until his retirement in 2015, Mr. Anderson’s practice was focused on estate planning and administration practice, and he advised a host of clients on all manner of complex estate and tax matters. He gained a reputation as one of Sonoma County’s preeminent attorneys and was honored by the Sonoma County Bar Associate Careers of Distinction Award Recipient in 2003. One of his proudest achievements was helping Christo and Jean-Claude bring The Running Fence to Sonoma and Marin Counties in 1976. He was also the attorney for Charles M. Schulz of Peanuts fame.
Mr. Disharoon’s practice covered a broad range of estate planning, trust administration and business matters. During his tenure at AZ, Mr. Disharoon represented many of the prominent businesses and people in Sonoma County. He highlights of his client list spans the variety of Sonoma County industries: ranchers and farmers, wineries, hospitality, hardware and grocery store owners, manufacturers, publishers, nonprofits, professionals and real estate investors. Mr. Disharoon retired in 2016.