Aaron C. Yen

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Glendale, California

Ascendant LLP
Aaron C. Yen
Ascendant LLP

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Business & Corporate, Tax; view more

Licensed in California since: 2008

Education: University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Japanese, Chinese-Mandarin

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022
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Ascendant LLP

500 N Central Ave
Suite 930
Glendale, CA 91203 Visit website


Aaron C. Yen is the senior partner at the law firm of the Ascendant LLP. Mr. Yen dedicates himself to providing effective counsel and personalized support to individual and business clients who are going through a transition or conflict. He offers legal assistance to clients throughout Las Vegas, Nevada, and Glendale and Newport Beach, California, in cases related to asset protection, tax planning, international business transaction and structuring, and complex estate and trust planning.

Licensed to practice in California since 2008, Mr. Yen is also qualified to practice in Nevada, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada. 

Mr. Yen earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in international economics and Japanese from the University of Washington in 2004. In the year 2008, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. While there, he was the chair and founder of the McGeorge Golf Club. He also participated in an international law and legal studies program mutually organized by Waseda University, School of Law, Japan, and Santa Clara University School of Law.

Before partnering with Ascendant Law Group LLP, Mr. Yen worked for several other law firms, and for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation – Office of Legal Affairs. He was the Corporate Vice President at New York Life Insurance Company. These experiences have helped him offer practical and diligent representation to high net worth clients and business owners.

An inspiring keynote speaker, Mr. Yen frequently addresses and connects with audiences at many legal organizations and financial institutions where he shares insightful information related to corporate and other client affairs. He is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate, Business/Corporate, Tax: Business

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Estate Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Tax Law, Trusts, Wills

First Admitted: 2008, California

Professional Webpage: https://ascendantllp.com/attorneys/aaron-c-yen

Educational Background:
  • University of Washington B.A. in Economics and Japanese, 2004
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • NV Bar Membership 11744, 2009
  • US Bankruptcy Court District of Nevada
  • US District Court District of Nevada
  • US District Court Central District of California
  • California - 258643
White Papers:
  • Assisted foreign advisors in merger and acquisition transactions involving U.S. tax residents as shareholders on the structure of the transactions to better the U.S. tax outcome., 2022
  • Represented founders of private companies for pre-IPO, pre-SPAC, and pre-sale income tax planning and trust planning., 2022
Representative Clients:
  • Represented founding shareholders of several public companies listed in Hong Kong, China, and Japan regarding their wealth transfer strategies to limit U.S. income, estate, and gift tax consequences for pre/post immigration planning and trust planning for their U.S. investment holdings., 2022
  • Represented renowned entertainers from Asia regarding their trust and estate/gift tax planning needs for their U.S. investments and assets., 2022
  • Serve as retained family counsel for families with U.S. and non-U.S. tax residents to continuously advise on the affairs, structures, and strategic adjustments of their family offices., 2022
  • Represented various first generation immigrant families with post immigration wealth and estate planning regarding their global business interests, investment portfolio, and offshore insurance policies to minimize exposure to federal income and transfer taxes and implement gifting strategies., 2022
  • Advised foreign financial institutions and family offices regarding the application and implementation of the compliance strategies with the federal tax laws specific to foreign grantor trusts and foreign non-grantor trusts., 2022
  • A Q & A interview conducted by attorney Sabrina Li regarding general tax issues facing the new immigrant families to the US. , First Gen Immigrants Tax Issues, High Net Worth, Immigrants, 2023
Industry Groups:
  • Business Owners
  • High Net Worth

Office location for Aaron C. Yen

500 N Central Ave
Suite 930
Glendale, CA 91203

Phone: 213-289-0675


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

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