Renee M. Gabbard
100 Spectrum Center Drive, Suite 520
Irvine, CA 92618
Practice Areas

Admissions: California

Professional Summary

Renee M. Gabbard is a partner on Procopio’s Corporate and Individual Tax Team and a member of its Trusts, Estates and Probates practice. She provides her clients—including privately held businesses, high net worth clients, and charitable organizations—a wide range of legal services including all aspects of income, capital gains, gift and estate tax planning, charitable planning, advanced wealth and business succession planning, capital gains tax deferral techniques, acquisition, sale and liquidity planning, private corporate structuring, asset freeze techniques, family office planning, insurance planning, trust tax planning, and trust administration. Renee’s experience includes business succession and wealth planning for high net worth families and families with concentrated stock, real estate, sports teams and/or privately held businesses. She provides these services by combining two disciplines, the Federal Gift and Estate Tax with the formation and taxation of privately held pass through entities such as limited partnerships, LLCs, and S Corporations.


  • Best Lawyers in America® recognition
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell®
  • Chapman University School of Law Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF), Honoree, 2014
  • THE Breast Cancer Fundraiser Distinguished Honoree of the Year, 2012
  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services by the State Bar of California, 2012
  • Outstanding Woman in Business of the Year Award, Orange County Business Journal, 2009
  • Southern California Super Lawyers®
  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization since 1999


  • International Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • California State Bar Association, Member
  • The Supreme Court for the United States of America, Member
  • Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) Member
  • Cortese Elder Law Clinic at Chapman University School of Law, Former Chair
  • Professional Advisor’s Committee for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Foundation, Member
  • Estate and Gifts Committee for the Laguna Canyon Foundation, Member
  • Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church, Parish 17, Former Deacon



  • J.D., New York University, 1992
  • B.A., Economics, University of Southern California, 1989