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Charles W. Lin

Charles W. Lin


Charles W. Lin






200 Spectrum Center Drive, Suite 1650, Irvine, CA 92618

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Charles provides tax and estate planning counseling to high net-worth clients including business owners, C-suite executives, and investors in real estate, and is the leader of Procopio’s Trusts and Estates practice. Providing outside general counsel services for many clients, much of his work includes entity formation and structuring and property tax reassessment issues. Charles focuses on all aspects of income, capital gains, gift, and estate tax planning, wealth and business succession planning, charitable planning, trust tax planning, and trust and probate administration. He advises cross-border and multi-national individuals and families on a number of international tax and estate planning issues, including, but not limited to, pre-immigration tax planning, expatriation, and investments in U.S. property. He speaks Mandarin, Japanese, and Taiwanese at fluid conversational levels.

  • LLM (Taxation; Certificate of Employee Benefits Law), Georgetown University Law Center, 2010
  • JD, Loyola Law School, 2008
  • BA, Occidental College, 2002


  • Speaker. “Cultural Considerations: Serving Diverse Clients Competently,” Orange County Bar Association webinar, August 10, 2022.
  • Speaker. “Pre-Sale Planning for You, Your Company, and Your Family,” Newport Beach Country Club, June 22, 2022.
  • Co-panelist. “Tips, Tricks, and Train Wrecks,” Orange County Community Foundation event, June 15, 2022.
  • Co-panelist. “OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee: What We Wish We Knew,” Orange County Bar Association Webinar, June 30, 2021.

  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association, President, 2021-2022
  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association, President-Elect, 2019-2020
  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association, Treasurer, 2018-2019
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Corporate Growth – Orange County, Rising Stars Events Committee Member
  • Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Former President
  • Tax Law Society, Member