Caroline Chen

Attorney – Of Counsel

One Almaden Boulevard, Suite 700
San Jose, CA 95113

Chen has 30 years of legal experience. She assists clients with corporate, international, and individual tax related issues at the federal and state levels.

Caroline is an Associate Professor at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business at San Jose State University. Prior to San Jose State University, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor at Santa Clara School of Law, and a trial attorney at the Internal Revenue Service for over 12 years.

Caroline is frequently interviewed by Bay Area news media about current tax issues.


  • LL.M. Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D., Washington College of Law, American University
  • B.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Professional & Bar Association Memberships:

  • California Tax Bar
  • American Bar Association – Tax Division
  • American Tax Association
  • American Accounting Association

Admitted to Practice:

  • California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States Tax Court

Practice Areas:

  • Tax

Community Activities:

  • Tax-Aid – Board Treasurer and Member of the Executive Board of Directors (May 2020 – Present), Board Member (November 2017 – Present), Volunteer (November 2016 – Present)
  • Elevate Community Center – Advisory Board Member (February 2021 – Present)

Caroline has completed 55 half-marathons and participates in Spartan Obstacle races. She enjoys spending quality time with her spouse, three children and maltipoo.