Carol K. Kao - Withers Bergman, LLP

Carol K. Kao

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 619-564-6170

Carol Kao is co-chair of Luce Forward’s Family Wealth and Exempt Organizations practice group.  For over 18 years, Ms. Kao has specialized in estate planning with an emphasis on family wealth transfers for large estates, sophisticated estate and gift tax saving techniques, charitable planned giving, family foundations, and complex probate and trust administrations.


Ms. Kao has been selected as one of the “Best Lawyers in America”.  She was also named one of “Southern California Super Lawyers,” and ranked as one of the “Top 25 Women” and one of the “Top 50 Attorneys” in San Diego by San Diego Super Lawyers.

University of California Los AngelesBA 1985University of Southern CaliforniaJ.D. 1991

Office Locations

6050 El Tordo
P.O. Box 2329
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
United States

101 West Broadway, Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates (Estate Planning, Estate Planning, Family Businesses, Family Businesses, Gift Planning, Gift Planning, Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving, Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving, Planning for Closely Held Businesses, Planning for Closely Held Businesses, Probate, Probate, Succession Planning, Succession Planning, Trust Administration, Trust Administration)

Other Information

Gender: Female