Lawyers

Orange County
2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612


Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Education

J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 1982

LL.M., cum laude, Taxation, University of San Diego School of Law, 1994

B.S., Cornell University, 1977

Honors

Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Litigation and Controversy - Tax (2016-2019)

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,
Martindale-Hubbell

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Tax, Non-Profit, and Estate Planning & Probate (2004, 2006, 2008-2014)

Carol Schaner is a partner in the Orange County office. Ms. Schaner is a Certified Tax Specialist from the California Board of Legal Specialization, as well as a Certified Public Accountant. Her practice focuses on taxation (planning and controversy), business planning, charitable giving, representation of nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, and estate planning.

Ms. Schaner has been appointed to numerous leadership positions in her profession, including serving as a member of the California Board of Legal Specialization (2005-2008), the Chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization Taxation Law Advisory Commission (2002-2003), a member of the California Board of Legal Specialization (2002-2003), and a member of the Taxation Law Advisory Commission (2000-2003).

Ms. Schaner has served as an adjunct faculty member at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law teaching Federal Estate and Gift Taxation, and Tax-Exempt Organizations; The Academy of Multidisciplinary Practice, Inc. at Michigan State University; and at The Heritage Institute.

Ms. Schaner has an extensive record of published articles, journals, research letters, and regulatory advisories, as well as being a frequent speaker at many local and national legal, business, and community service organizations.

Admissions

California

Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association (Sections of Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law)
  • Orange County Bar Association (Sections of Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law)
  • Fellow of the Esperti Peterson Institute

Community Involvement

Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (Orange County Chapter)

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Contact

(949) 255-6994

cschaner@grsm.com


Offices

Orange County

Los Angeles

Education

J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 1982

LL.M., cum laude, Taxation, University of San Diego School of Law, 1994

B.S., Cornell University, 1977

Honors

Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Litigation and Controversy - Tax (2016-2019)

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,
Martindale-Hubbell

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Tax, Non-Profit, and Estate Planning & Probate (2004, 2006, 2008-2014)

Carol P. Schaner

Partner

Practices

Biography

Carol Schaner is a partner in the Orange County office. Ms. Schaner is a Certified Tax Specialist from the California Board of Legal Specialization, as well as a Certified Public Accountant. Her practice focuses on taxation (planning and controversy), business planning, charitable giving, representation of nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, and estate planning.

Ms. Schaner has been appointed to numerous leadership positions in her profession, including serving as a member of the California Board of Legal Specialization (2005-2008), the Chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization Taxation Law Advisory Commission (2002-2003), a member of the California Board of Legal Specialization (2002-2003), and a member of the Taxation Law Advisory Commission (2000-2003).

Ms. Schaner has served as an adjunct faculty member at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law teaching Federal Estate and Gift Taxation, and Tax-Exempt Organizations; The Academy of Multidisciplinary Practice, Inc. at Michigan State University; and at The Heritage Institute.

Ms. Schaner has an extensive record of published articles, journals, research letters, and regulatory advisories, as well as being a frequent speaker at many local and national legal, business, and community service organizations.

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Admissions

California

Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association (Sections of Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law)
  • Orange County Bar Association (Sections of Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law)
  • Fellow of the Esperti Peterson Institute

Community Involvement

Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (Orange County Chapter)

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