David Allen Brown is the founding partner in the law firm of Brown & Streza LLP, Irvine, California. We are a boutique law firm, narrowly focused on providing legal advice in the areas of estate planning, business planning, income tax planning, and charitable planning. He attended USC and Loma Linda University before obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree and Juris Doctor degree in law from Western State University in 1974. He founded Brown & Streza in June, 1975 and serves approximately 4000 clients. He is a member of the California State Bar, Orange County Bar Association, National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisers, the Financial Planning Association, Orange County Advisors in Philanthropy, and Kingdom Advisors.
Dave is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated attorney, which is the highest rating possible. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are established by lawyers and judges who have personal knowledge of an individual attorney’s work and ethical standards. Dave has also been included on the “Southern California Super Lawyer” list by Los Angeles Magazine for seven consecutive years – a distinction recognizing only 5% of the attorneys in Southern California (excluding San Diego). In 2010, Dave was featured in Orange Coast Magazine as a “Five Star Wealth Manager” – a merit distinguishing the top 3% of wealth managers in Orange County, including CPAs, attorneys, bankers, and financial planners.
Recognized as a leading authority David has lectured on the topic of Estate Planning to Insurance Companies, Financial Planning Organizations, Estate Planning Councils and Planned Giving Roundtable meetings across the Western United States. While attending law school, he was an insurance agent and member of the Million Dollar Round Table.
David has been a firm believer in the team approach to bring the best possible service to his clients by working alongside financial planners and CPAs.
David has written articles including Tax Favored Uses of Life Insurance to Replenish Estates of Business Owners and Executives, The Insurance Law Journal, Commerce Clearing House, April 1974 and The Amendable Irrevocable Super Trust, June, 1977.