Debbie Y. Chin Partner (510) 451-3300 Download vCard LinkedIn

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Debbie’s practice primarily focuses on sophisticated estate planning, wealth transfer planning, and tax planning for individuals and families.

Debbie assists clients on the preparation and implementation of tax efficient plans for wealth preservation and transfers using a combination of strategies, such as grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs), irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs), intentionally defective grantor trusts (IDGTs), other irrevocable grantor trusts, limited partnerships and limited liability companies, charitable trusts, and private foundations.

Debbie also represents individuals and professional entities regarding all aspects of post-death trust and estate administration.

In addition to her experience as a trusts and estates attorney, prior to joining Donahue Fitzgerald, Debbie was on the fiduciary side of a large bank and at a multi-family office in San Francisco providing wealth management services to high-net-worth clients and their families.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Board Member, Estate Planning/Administration Committee, East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers
  • Member, Trusts and Estates and Taxation Sections, State Bar of California
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Diablo Valley