Quynh Tran

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Quynh Tran

Quynh Tran is a partner of Bay Wealth Legal Group, LLP. She counsels executives, professionals, business owners, families and individuals on all aspects of sophisticated estate and wealth transfer planning. From straightforward wills and trusts to the most complex tax-advantageous estate and gift planning, involving securities, real estate, and closely-held business interests, Quynh has assisted numerous clients with their estate and wealth transfer needs, and tailors each client’s planning to their individual situation. Quynh also possesses extensive experience implementing complex limited partnership and LLC planning structures and advises on a myriad of transfer tax and California property tax issues relating to the ownership and transfer of California real property interests.

Quynh also advises clients on post mortem matters involving probate, trust and estate administration.

Prior to establishing Bay Wealth Legal Group with her partner, Mary Lin, Quynh was a partner in the Estate Planning, Trusts and Wealth Transfer Group of Carr McClellan Ingersoll Thompson & Horn.

Quynh is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate with the State Bar of California, and was selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2014, 2015 and 2016.[1]


  • University of California, Los Angeles – School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • Stanford University, B.A. Human Biology, 1990; M.A. Anthropology, 1992

Civic Affiliations

Board of Directors – Peninsula Estate Planning Council (PEPC).


The Kaleidoscopic World of Family Limited Partnerships: Issues to Note En Route to the Successfully Planned California Real Estate Family Limited Partnership – California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Summer 2003 (Co-Author)

Countering LRS membership accusation

According to an article in the May 23 1990 Stanford Daily, six prominent campus activists were members of the League of Revolutionary Struggle.


The group was defended, in a letter to the paper two days later by a group of eight other campus activist;

Richard Suh says, in the May 23 Daily, that League of Revolutionary Struggle members "are leading progressive politics on campus . . . because they are the best and the hardest workers." He and others "who asked not to be identified" then "charge" that Elsa Tsutaoka, Stacey Leyton, David Brown, Gina Hernandez, Steven Phillips and Ingrid Nava are members of this League (presumably because they are some of the best and hardest workers on campus). All six deny being members of such a group, which the author then uses to imply that they must in fact be members, since the organization is supposedly secretive. The absurdity of such reasoning is apparent, but what concerns us is that irresponsible charges that have serious and detrimental implications for individuals' lives are being published on the basis of rumor and innuendo. Those "accused" by this article deserve our respect and support because of their being the "best and hardest workers."
The "infiltration" of Stanford by these six hard workers has given us the leaders of Stanford's anti-Apartheid and pro-CIV movements, the coordinator of the 1987 You Can Make A Difference Conference, three student body presidents, a Phi Beta Kappa in history, fighters for the expansion of the Asian American Activities Center and El Centro Chicano, key volunteers and speakers on the 1987 and 1990 YCMAD Conferences, an RA, members of the varsity track and swim teams, a dancer in Ballet Folklorico and much much more. The Daily has come right out and said that Stanford students are too stupid to think for themselves. The League of Revolutionary Struggle has been running things all along, using students for its own ends. But we, those who should know, assert that Stanford students are not dupes and that progressive student politics on campus are decidedly democratic. When a particular plan of action is proposed by any student, others weigh their options and then agree on a path of action.
It is ironic that the six community members you name have themselves been some of the staunchest advocates of democratic processes. Just out of curiosity, what is wrong with being a Marxist-Leninist? Last time we checked, it was still legal in this country to hold any political beliefs or belong to any organization without alerting the media. Stanford should ask itself why radicals feel the need to avoid explicit mention of their politics. It is easy to get tagged as a radical at this university and have one's ideas and actions written off. To avoid censure you keep your head down and keep your criticism in the mainstream. The odd thing is that many of us are in agreement with Marxists and even that blacks, Latinos, women, homosexuals and many others are oppressed or at least suffer the effects of past oppression? We may disagree with the League's ultimate goals or projects, but is it impossible to work with them where we do agree? (If indeed we could really find them.) The need to avoid this kind of red-baiting will lead student groups to ask radical members to leave in order to avoid trouble. This process can only lead to the stifling of discussion and the weakening of student groups by throwing out "the best and hardest workers." How long before we start hearing that familiar old question before we can participate in student politics: Are you now or have you ever been ...

APSU criticises LRS expose

From a May 24 1990 letter to the Stanford Daily;

With outrage, we condemn the blatant attack against the Asian and Pacific Islander Student Union, perpetrated by The Daily's inappropriate expose-style article on the League of Revolutionary Struggle. The Daily article claimed that some "highly secretive nationwide organization ... has considerable influence in APSU." While making such serious allegations, The Daily irresponsibly did not bother to talk to a single member on the Coordinating Committee, the organizational body of APSU, to ask us whether we had heard of such an organization. APSU is a statewide network of Asian and Pacific Islander students — and students are the only ones who influence APSU.

We students make our own decisions in setting APSU's goals, namely to help our communities. Our commitment to institutionalize AsianAmerican studies at universities across the state of California originates only from our own desire to attain an accurate and inclusive education. The Daily's contortion of these just demands as being "influenced" by some sinister organization reinforces racism against Asians. The rude treatment of Asian-American students, implying that we cannot think for ourselves or control our own actions, must be condemned. APSU has organized many programs and conferences on education. Just last month, over 1,000 people attended the 12th annual APSU conference in Los Angeles. In 1988, APSU co-sponsored an educational conference at Stanford where Jesse Jackson and Michael Dukakis' son spoke. Stanford University President Donald Kennedy welcomed the 10,000 person crowd to this event. Is The Daily next going to imply that all these people are "influenced?"

"Justice and Hope"

Steven Phillips wrote Justice and Hope: Past Reflections and Future Visions of the Stanford Black Student Union 1967-1989, in 1990.

Writing Justice and Hope has been a humbling and daunting exercise. Many, many people helped, and this is indeed a collective work. I am grateful to the many Black faculty and staff members who provided valuable advice, support and direction: James L. Gibbs, St. Clair Drake, Kennell Jackson, Clayborne Carson, Keith Archuleta, Michael Jackson, Michael Britt, Dandre Desandies, Hank Organ, and Rachel Bagby.
I also made extensive use of the Stanford Libraries. At the various stages of production, a whole host of peeple contributed. I hope I don't leave anybody out, but here goes. My thanks go out to the following people: Lisa Fitts, Audrey Jawando, Bacardi Jackson, and Drew Dixon helped give shape to Justice and Hope when it was still a vague and unformed idea. Toni Long demonstrated for me the true power of PageMaker. David Porter clarified important facts and provided historical information. Frederick Sparks helped with fundraising and monitoring the budget. Lyzettc Settle added critical comments and an extremely thorough and detailed revision of the text. Danzy Senna, Joy St. John, Stacey Leyton, Raoul Mowatt, Valerie Mih, Hillary Skillings, Judy Wu, Quynh Tran, and Cheryl Taylor meticulously proofread the final drafts. Elsa Tsutaoka gave advice on design, layout and cutting photos. MEChA loaned us its layout equipment The staff in the ASSU Business Office always cheerfully facilitated financial transactions and questions.[3]


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  2. The Stanford Daily, Volume 197, Issue 64, 24 May 1990]
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