Hanlen J. Chang, Esq.


Hanlen J. Chang is the Principal of the Law Offices of Hanlen J. Chang with a focus on Business Law, Estate Planning (with a sub-specialty international aspects), and Real Estate.

Hanlen was recognized as a Super Lawyers rising star in 2015 - 2018.

Prior to establishing his own practice Hanlen was a research attorney at the San Mateo County Superior Court Probate Department. He has also worked for Southern California and Bay Area law firms as a litigation attorney  representing business owners and professionals.  

Hanlen grew up in Bubendorf, Switzerland  and attended Swiss Public Schools.  He is fluent in German and also speaks basic Chinese and French.

Hanlen lives in San Francisco with his wife and two young boys.


  • Southwestern University School of Law: Juris Doctor, 2004.  Cali Award (highest grade) International Tax and International Trade. 
  • University of California Santa Barbara: Bachelor of Arts, Law and Society and Communications, 2001. Graduated "With Honors."

Bar Admission & Associations

  • California State Bar
  • All U.S. District Courts of California.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit   
  • Licensed California Real Estate Broker
  • Bar Associations of San Francisco - Executive Committee International Law & Practice Section
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers