Blaine Burch

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Blaine J. Burch is an associate attorney with the Orange County, California law firm of Brown & Streza, where he provides personal, dedicated counsel to business owners, professionals and philanthropists with respect to income and estate tax issues that arise in the areas of business succession planning, wealth management, and charitable giving.

Blaine advises his clients while drawing on a wealth of knowledge gleaned from years of personal experience as an entrepreneur and business owner. Blaine received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University. Blaine quickly became the marketing director of a nationwide agri-business. In this capacity, Blaine helped develop product lines and headed up marketing campaigns with companies like Nestle, Nabisco and Conagra Foods.

After obtaining his Juris Doctor from the George Mason University School of Law (now the Antonin Scalia Law School) in Arlington, Virginia, Blaine went on to work at Mundell, Odlum & Haws, LLP, the premier boutique corporate litigation firm in San Bernardino, California. While in San Bernardino, Blaine also founded a successful records management business, storing and managing corporate documents for local companies, cities and counties. During law school, Blaine’s interest was piqued by tax law and how he could help families pass their businesses on to future generations. In 2010, Blaine opened his own law practice focusing on estate and small business planning where he helped business owners and entrepreneurs to organize and protect their companies and plan for the next generation.

Blaine is also very involved in the community as a member of the UCI Planned Giving Professional Advisory Council and member of the Orange County Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Blaine also enjoys music and conducts the Laguna Niguel Stake Choir at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Income, Gift and Estate Tax Planning
  • Charitable Planning and Administration
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Brown & Streza, LLP, Irvine, California – Associate Attorney – 2017-Present
  • Matsen Voorhees Mintz, LLP, Costa Mesa, California – Associate Attorney – 2013-2017
  • Law Offices of Blaine J. Burch, Laguna Niguel, California – Solo Practitioner – 2010-2013
  • Mundell Odlum & Haws, LLP, San Bernardino, California – Associate Attorney – 2006-2010
  • Juris Doctor, George Mason University School of Law, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science, Marriott School of Business, Brigham Young University, 2002
  • Prudential Irvine Office - Irvine, California, June 19, 2018
    • The Private Retirement Trust: A Benefit to Living in California Besides the Weather
  • National Business Institute - Santa Ana, California, December 7, 2017
    • Trusts that Affect Estate Administration
  • National Business Institute - Santa Ana, California, December 4, 2017
    • Limitation of Liability and Insurance Landmines
  • UCI Planned Giving Council - Irvine, California, August 15, 2017
    • Advanced Trust Planning Presentation
  • UCI Planned Giving Council - Irvine, California, 2016
    • Advanced Trust Planning Presentation
  • National Business Institute, Orange County, California, 2016
    • Grantor Trusts Presentation
  • Wealth Counsel Symposium, Denver, California, 2015
    • Successful Practice Presentation
  • University of California Irvine, Planned Giving Council - Member
  • Orange County Estate Planning Council - Member
  • Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council - Member
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Orange County Chapter - Member
  • Conductor, Laguna Niguel Stake Choir, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints