Victoria Kaempf

Victoria Kaempf

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Gift Tax Planning
  • Charitable Planning
  • Trust and Estate Administration

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Practice Areas:

Trusts and Estates


B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1986
J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law (cum laude), 1993

Professional & Community Affiliations:

State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section;
San Francisco Estate Planning Council;
Silicon Valley Bar Association;
National Association of Professional Women;
Palo Alto Medical Foundation Philanthropy Advisors Council.

Victoria Kaempf is a Partner with the firm and a member of the Trust & Estates Group. She has practiced in this area for more than 20 years. Victoria’s practice covers all areas of estate planning and estate and trust administration, including, estate, gift and generation skipping transfer tax planning; family succession planning; living trust formation and administration; irrevocable trust planning; charitable planning; life insurance planning; intra-family transactions; wills; powers of attorney; beneficiary designations; and court proceedings for issues relating to trusts and estates. Victoria represents multi-generational families, established individuals and younger entrepreneurs and professionals.

Prior to joining Lakin Spears, Victoria maintained her estate planning practice as a Partner at Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk and Rabkin, PC (now Arnold Porter LLP), and, before that, as a Partner at Botto Law Group, LP.  Prior to becoming a partner, Victoria was an  Associate in the estate planning groups of Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, LLP (now DLA Piper, LLP), and Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, LLP (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP).

Victoria has a peer-review rating of AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell and was included in the 2013 and 2014 editions of San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers™.  She was also selected as a 2015 Northern California Super Lawyer.

Victoria grew up in the Bay Area and lives in San Carlos with her husband and children. She enjoys Team in Training events for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, gardening, cribbage and relaxing with her family, animals and friends.