Charles Lin practices in the Private Client Service Group at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. He counsels high net-worth clients on tax and estate planning issues. His areas of focus include 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.  His clients have amassed their wealth through various means.  Many of them are successful business owners, C-suite executives, and investors in real estate.  As such, much of his work also includes entity formation and structuring and property tax reassessment issues.  Mr. Lin essentially serves as “outside general counsel” for many of his clients.

Mr. Lin also 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 is an integral part of the firm’s private client practice in the Asian-Pacific region and frequently works out of the Hong Kong office.

In another life, Mr. Lin was a middle school English teacher with the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme in the Warabi City school district of the Saitama prefecture of Japan, about five miles north of Tokyo.  He speaks Mandarin, Japanese, and Taiwanese at fluid conversational levels.

Professional Affiliations

    • 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
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    • Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member
    • Association of Corporate Growth - Orange County, Rising Stars Events Committee Member
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