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Steffi Gascón Hafen

Steffi Gascón Hafen

Associate| Orange County|Los Angeles


Steffi Gascón Hafen is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, California Board of Legal Specialization. She is a member of the firm’s Private Client Services and General Federal Tax practice groups and works in the Orange County and Los Angeles offices. Steffi's practice is concentrated in tax, trust, and estate matters with emphasis in estate planning, trust and probate administration, and estate and gift taxation. She employs advanced estate planning techniques, including grantor retained annuity trusts, family partnerships, limited liability companies, charitable remainder trusts, defective grantor trusts, insurance planning, public charities, and private foundations. She also advises clients regarding succession planning for closely held businesses. In addition, Steffi has experience in state and local taxation, including income taxation, sales and use taxation, and property taxation, as well as issues regarding residency and domicile. Steffi also represents clients in front of the Franchise Tax Board, the State Board of Equalization, and the Internal Revenue Service. She works with clients’ certified public accountants, financial planners, and other service providers to provide holistic solutions to clients’ needs.

  • Loyola Law School (LL.M. in Taxation, with distinction, 2011)
  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (J.D., 2010)
    • Moot Court Executive Board and National Team Member
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., Psychology and Law and Society, 2006)
  • Lorenzo dé Medici University, Florence, Italy (Study Abroad, 2004)
  • Orange County Bar Association
    • Trusts and Estates Section
    • Tax Section
  • Orange County Estate Planning Council
    • Attorney Member
  • Orange County Hispanic Bar Association
    • Board of Directors (2013-present)
  • USC Law Alumni OC Committee (2012-2016)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Young Tax Lawyers, Secretary (2010-2011)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach 
    • Board of Directors (2018-present)
  • OC Head Start
    • Board Member (2016-present)
  • Baker & McKenzie, Associate (2011), Summer Associate (2009)
  • Warner Brothers Studios, Music Legal Department, Summer Intern (2004)
  • Spanish
  • California
  • Supreme Court of California