Jenny Tran, J.D., LL.M.
Attorney
Jenny.Tran@brownandstreza.com
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Jenny Tran is an attorney with the Orange County, California law firm of Brown & Streza LLP. Her areas of practice include Mergers & Acquisitions, advising private equity companies and their owners, business planning, taxation, business succession planning, risk management and allocation, real property purchase and sales, corporate compliance and contracts. Jenny is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, teaching Business Planning I: Financing the Start-Up Business and Venture Capital Financing.

Hailing from an entrepreneurial family conducting an import and international distribution business, Jenny delivers well crafted legal and tax advice backed by an inherent business understanding.  She has extensive experience in advising lower and core middle market business owners with an EBITDA ranging from $1 million to $75 million dollars in selling, buying, investing or receiving capital.  Her clients vary from venture capital firms on Wall Street to family owned construction firms, pharmacies, Internet distribution and marketing businesses, online digital media and communities, insurance agencies, and medical practices on Main Street. 

Prior to becoming an attorney, Jenny worked closely with the Business Planning Department at Brown & Streza, LLP since 2003, and the California Department of Justice, Division of Administrative Support: Litigation Support as a Graduate Student Assistant from 2008-2009.  In addition, Jenny apprenticed with a slate of prestigious organizations and agencies. She served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Charles Margines and Judge William Monroe at the Central Justice Center, Unlimited Civil Department in Santa Ana, CA, interned at the California Department of Justice, Civil Law Division: Clinical Business & Tax Honors Program in Los Angeles, CA, served as a judicial extern for Judge David J. Cowan at the Santa Monica Courthouse, Family Law Department, and became certified by the Internal Revenue Service to prepare individual income tax returns.

She commenced her legal education at Whittier Law School as a Fellow for the Center for International and Comparative Law, and subsequently became a member of Whittier Law Review, a semi-finalist in the Susan E. McGuigan Oral Advocacy Competition and a Dean’s Merit Scholar. Jenny received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles where she completed a specialized curriculum in the Business Law Practicum, served as a Junior and Senior Editor of the Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal, competed in Scott Moot Court, and spent a summer abroad studying international Intellectual Property in the United Kingdom and Belgium. She also obtained a Masters of Law in Taxation from Chapman University School of Law as a Merit Scholar and received first honors in Tax Procedure and Administration. Jenny received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior from UC Irvine where she served as a student lecturer for Social Sciences 20: Model United Nations.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Provide business succession planning to owners seeking to sell their business, transfer their ownership to the next generation or transition their business to internal management.
  • Counsel entrepreneurs and real estate investors regarding the proper type of entity for their businesses, liability and tax considerations related to ownership of real property and assets, which includes managing due diligence, reviewing contracts and negotiating legal terms to provide value added service.
  • Form, restore, comply and convert corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnership.
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA
    • Adjunct Professor of Law, 2014 – Present
    • Business Planning I: Financing the Start-Up Business and Venture Capital Financing
  • Brown & Streza, LLP – Irvine, CA
    • Associate, 2012–Present
    • Law Clerk 2010-2012
  • Master of Law in Taxation, Chapman University School of Law, 2010-Present
    • Merit Scholarship Recipient, 2011-13
    • Tax Procedure and Administration, CALI Award
  • Los Angeles Superior Court – Santa Monica, CA
    • Judicial Extern for Commissioner David J. Cowan, Santa Monica Courthouse, Family Law Division, 2010
  • Internal Revenue Service – Los Angeles, CA
    • IRS Certified Volunteer for the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program, 2009
  • Office of the Attorney General, State of California, Department of Justice – Los Angeles, CA
    • Student Intern, Civil Law Division: Clinical Business & Tax Honors Program, 2009
    • Graduate Student Assistant, Division of Administrative Support: Litigation Support, 2008–09
  • Loyola Law School International Intellectual Property Institute, Summer 2009
  • Juris Doctorate, Loyola Law School, Business Law Practicum, Los Angeles, CA
    • Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal: Junior Editor, 2008-2009; Senior Editor, 2009-10
    • Scott Moot Court: Competitor, 2009
  • Orange County Superior Court – Santa Ana, CA
    • Judicial Extern for Judge Charles Margines and William Monroe, Central Justice Center, Unlimited Civil Division, 2008
  • Juris Doctorate Candidate, Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA, 2006-08
    • Fellow & Scholarship Recipient for the Center for International Comparative Law
    • Dean’s List, Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient
    • Whittier Law Review: Member
    • Susan E. McGuigan Oral Advocacy Competition: Semi-Finalist
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine 2005
    • President & Lecturer: Model United Nations (Two-unit Social Science class), 2003-04
  • Orange County Human Relations, Santa Ana, CA
    • Mediator, Small Claims, 2004

Admissions:

  • All California State Courts
  • 2014-2017 "Southern California SuperLawyers-Rising Star"
    • Published by Los Angeles Magazine and The Journal for Law & Politics. Only 2.5% of Southern California lawyers in Los Angeles and Orange Counties receive this presitigous honor.