Chen, Spencer W.

Spencer W. Chen


(415) 957-1800

(415) 974-1520

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Spencer Chen assists individuals, couples and families with estate planning, wills and trusts, probate administration, and trust administration. His practice also includes advising clients in business formations and transactions.

Spencer enjoys developing and implementing comprehensive estate plans for his clients, and assisting them in preparing for and securing their future. He also advises clients in both the legal and practical aspects of trust and probate administration, compassionately helping them to move forward with their lives while properly handling their loved ones’ estates.

Prior to attending law school, Spencer was employed at an entrepreneurial higher education non-profit organization where he assisted in growing the organization from only a handful of employees to a staff of over 100. This experience has given Spencer invaluable practical insights into the business needs of entities both large and small.

Spencer is an avid soccer player and enthusiastic volunteer with Team in Training (an endurance running and fundraising team supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society), having finished several marathons and looking forward to many more.

Practice Areas

Estate Planning

Business & Corporate Transactions

General Counsel Services

Trust, Probate & Estate Administration


Year Joined Organization


Bar Admissions

California, 2008


Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, 2008
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: SCU Witkin Award Recipient for Academic Excellence, Estate Planning & Taxation
Honors: SCU Witkin Award Recipient for Academic Excellence, Tax Policy
Honors: SCU Fenwick and West Tax Prize Recipient

University of California, 2001
Honors: With Honors
Major: Economics and History

Honors and Awards

Jerry A. Kasner Estate Planning Symposium Technical Editor, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

Trust & Estates Section of the State Bar of California Member

East Bay Trust and Estate Lawyers (EBTEL) Member

American Bar Association Member

Pro Bono Activities / Community Involvement

Team in Training volunteer, supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society