Jacqueline Yu

Jacqueline Yu’s practice focuses primarily on advising high net worth individuals and their families with regard to domestic and international estate and tax planning and business succession planning; forming, advising and dissolving closely-held businesses; and probate and post-death trust administration. She advises high net worth families in connection with the creation of estate planning structures to minimize transfer taxes and to establish guidelines to achieve the family’s objectives, including minimizing family conflict, reflecting the family’s values in education and financial responsibility, establishing charitable legacies, preserving family wealth, and transferring the family business. Jacqueline also advises fiduciaries on probate and post-death trust administrations and provides United States transfer tax planning for multinational families.

Bar Admissions:

  • California

Professional Experience:

  • Karlin & Peebles LLP, Los Angeles, California, 2017-Present (Associate)
  • Valensi Rose PLC, Los Angeles, California, 2016-2017 (Associate)
  • Schwartz & Shapiro LLP, Los Angeles, California, 2015-2016 (Associate)
  • Moss Adams LLP, Los Angeles, California, 2014-2015 (Tax Manager & Consultant – Private Client Services Group)  
  • Santiago & Jones PC, Woodland Hills, California, 2013-2014 (Associate)
  • Horton, Chambers & West LLP, Oakland, California, 2008-2013 (Associate)


  • University of California Los Angeles, Master of Law, Business Law (Tax Law Concentration), May 2008 (Fellowship Recipient)
  • Notre Dame Law School, Juris Doctor, Journal of College and University Law Executive Articles Editor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy Intensive Program, May 2007 (Dean’s Honor List, Fellowship Recipient)
  • University of California Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Political Science (International Relations Concentration) and Asian American Studies, Math and Science Scholar’s Program, June 2003 (cum laude)  


  • Sealing the Deal: How Attorney-Client Privilege Affects Outside Consultants, January/February 2017 Issue of California CPA Magazine,  http://www.calcpa.org/news/2016/12/21/sealing-the-deal
  • National Business Institute Probate Boot Camp Seminar
  • “How the New Laws will Affect Employers in 2018-What You Need to Know”, National
    Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles


  • English
  • Tagalog
  • Spanish

Professional Memberships:

  • State Bar of California (#254389), December 2007
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Member, Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
  • Board Member, Asian Business League of Southern California
  • Advisory Board Member, Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT)