Jenny Tran, J.D., LL.M.
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Jenny.Tran@brownandstreza.com
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Jenny Tran is a Senior Associate of the law firm of Brown & Streza LLP. Her areas of practice include Mergers & Acquisitions, and business and tax planning for privately held businesses and their owners on entity design, business succession, risk management and allocation, corporate compliance and governance, and operations.

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 and interpersonal understanding.  She serves as outside general counsel to privately held businesses in a variety of industries, including aerospace, energy, online digital media and communities, insurance agencies, retail markets, pharmacies, hotel franchisees, fashion, and food and beverage operators.  She collaborates with the trusted advisors of business owners and their families to timely design, implement, and execute a planned solution for tax efficiency, operational growth, and business succession. 

Jenny has worked closely with the Business Department at Brown & Streza, LLP since 2003 and apprenticed with a slate of judges and prestigious agencies prior to becoming an attorney. As an accomplished attorney, she has taught Business Planning as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School.

For six consecutive years Jenny has been included on the “Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star” list by Los Angeles Magazine – a distinction recognizing only 2.5% of the attorneys in Southern California.

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, and competed in Scott Moot Court. 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.

Jenny is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).  She lives in Irvine, California with her husband Patrick Clinger, who is founder of ProBoards.com, and daughter.  They share a joy for tabletop board games and can be found teaching and playing amongst their friends and extended family. 

  • 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 – 2016
    • Business Planning I: Financing the Start-Up Business and Venture Capital Financing
  • Brown & Streza, LLP – Irvine, CA
    • Senior Associate 2017-Present
    • Associate, 2012–2017
    • Law Clerk 2010-2012
  • Master of Law in Taxation, Chapman University School of Law, 2011-2013
    • Merit Scholarship Recipient
    • 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
  • 2014-2019 "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.
  • Asian Business Owner's Luncheon, Santa Ana, California, May 16, 2018
    • Three Keys for the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act