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Jenny Chen-Yu Lin-Alva

Jenny Chen-Yu Lin-Alva

also known as Jenny Chen-Yu Lin, Jenny C. Lin

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Languages spoken: Mandarin, Taiwanese

Practice areas


  1. Tax: 90%
    15 years
  2. Estate Planning: 10%
    15 years

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  • Jason Austin Joseph Lundberg

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I worked with Ms. Lin when I was in law school. I found her to always be conscientious and professional. She is very knowledgeable in her field and I would never hesitate to send a client to her who had tax issues.


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1655 N. Main Street
Suite 350
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLin Tax Law2015 - Present
PresidentLaw Office of Jenny C. Lin2011 - 2015
AssociateOrd & Norman2000 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of San FranciscoSecretary (Tax Section)2015 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoChair (Tax Section)2014 - 2014
ProVisors (Bay Area Law Affinity Group)Executive Committee Member2013 - 2014
Bar Association of San FranciscoVice Chair (Tax Section)2013 - 2013
ProVisorsMember2012 - 2014
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Contra CostaMember2011 - 2013
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember, Executive Committee (Taxation)2011 - 2013
Society of Trust and Estate PractitionersMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kawashima v. HolderNinth Circuit opinion affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Big News For Smaller FirmsAre Your Clients Complying With FATCA?2015
Contra Costa LawyerAdditional Offshore Compliance Alternatives Announced2015
Contra Costa LawyerTax Avoiders Aware: Disclosure of Foreign Assets Held by Taxpayers Underway2014
Contra Costa LawyerAnother Offshore Assets Reporting Requirement2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws in Taxation2003
UC Berkeley SOL Boalt HallN/AJ.D.2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarExpatriate Income Tax Issues in China2015
Perspectives on China: Legal, Tax and Financing SymposiumExpatriate Income Tax Issues in China2015
How 2015 foreign capital will change commercial real estateWhat You Don’t Know About Foreign Investors Can Be Costly and Result in Missed Opportunities2015
Bar Association of San FranciscoWhat Every Litigator Needs to Know About Taxes2015
CalCPA Society SF Chapter - International Tax CommitteeForeign Financial Account - Compliance and Enforcement Issues2014
Bar Association of San FranciscoFATCA: The World of Tax Compliance is Getting Smaller2014
Bar Association of San FranciscoTax, Regulatory, and Bankruptcy Issues In Arbitration2014
Common U.S. International Tax Issues For IndividualsInternational Tax2013
Commercial Real Estate Investment ConferenceWhat's New In Commercial Real Estate Risk Management2013
Commercial Investment ConferenceABCs of Foreign Investments in USA2013
Napa County Women Lawyers Monthly LuncheonCollateral Damage: Risk of Deportation Following Tax and Other Criminal Convictions - The Case of Kawashima v. Holder2012
Getting Ready For the Silver TsunamiRetirement & Taxation2012
Bar Association of San Francisco, International LawFBAR, PFIC, and Other Four-Letter Words: Reporting Requirements for International Investments2011
Indonesian Professionals AssociationOverlooked Tax Rules for Non-Resident U.S. Citizens2010
Bar Association of San FranciscoU.S. Tax Implications of Inbound and Outbound Immigration2010
STEPEstate Planning for Multinational Family2009
Introduction to International TaxationIntroduction to International Taxation2009
Introduction to International TaxationIntroduction to International Taxation2008
Introduction to International TaxationIntroduction to International Taxation2007
Estate Planning BasicsEstate Planning Basics2007
Conscientious Tax Practice in the New IRS Enforcement AgeConscientious Tax Practice in the New IRS Enforcement Age2005