San Diego Attorney Camille Perna

Camille A. Perna practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate and Gift Taxation, Business Planning and Formation, Exempt Organizations, Real Estate and Tax Planning.

Camille frequently represents families with substantial real estate and business interests.  Camille’s tax and real estate expertise benefits clients as they weigh options in developing and updating their estate plans.  This broad perspective also enables her to quickly spot planning inefficiencies and exposure to potential future tax liability.  Camille’s business background is another asset in reviewing entity structures as well as estate plans that involve complex business or real estate holdings. She provides guidance on multi-generational strategies, which can include the formation of a family foundation to carry her clients’ charitable intent into future generations.  Camille has considerable experience working with lenders, 1031 Exchange specialists, and family foundations.

Estate planning often involves periods of grief and loss, and Camille is known for her compassionate approach during these difficult transitions.  She is an objective and forthright advisor who counsels clients on their best courses of action, always with sensitivity to their circumstances.

Camille enjoys playing golf, running, traveling and seeing Broadway shows.  When she is not traveling, Camille likes to spend time with friends and family enjoying San Diego.

“One of the aspects I enjoy most about my practice is assisting our clients with not only their estate planning, but their business, real estate and tax planning.  We have the opportunity to help pass businesses and real estate down to future generations in a way that is beneficial to the entire family.”


  • Joined firm in 2011
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor and L.L.M. – Taxation

Affiliations & Accolades

  • California Bar – member since 2004
  • Certified Specialist Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law, the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • San Diego County Bar Association
    • Past Co-Chair, Taxation Section (2008-2010)
  • Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award, 2019, 2020, & 2021
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2020


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