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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Five Brown & Streza Attorneys Selected to Rising Stars 2021 (June 21, 2021)

We are delighted to announce that five Brown & Streza attorneys have been selected to SuperLawyers Rising Stars this year! Congrats to Jenny Tran, Shaun McNaughton, Sanaz Jahangard, Sam Reep, and Brett Gallow for joining the ranks of the 2.5% of attorneys that are recognized for this distinction, each for another consecutive year.

 
 

Alexander “Zan” Schindler Joins the Firm

(February 22, 2021)

We are pleased to announce that Alexander “Zan” Schindler has joined the firm. Zan is an attorney in the Tax, Trusts, and Estates Department. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and graduated with his Juris Doctor with an Emphasis in Taxation from Chapman University's Fowler School of Law. Welcome to the firm, Zan!

 

John Peiffer Joins the Firm as Partner

(February 18, 2021) 

We are proud to announce that John Peiffer has joined our firm as a partner in the Tax, Trusts, and Estates Department. John counsels a wide range of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, including both public charities and private foundations, with a particular emphasis on religious organizations. We are fortunate and excited to have him as a member of our team.

 

Dustin Nichols Joins the Firm as Partner 

(February 18, 2021)

Brown & Streza is pleased to announce that Dustin Nichols has joined our firm as a partner in the Tax, Trusts, and Estates Department. For over 25 years, Dustin has been providing clients with comprehensive domestic and foreign integrated estate and business planning strategies and structures, including retirement planning for business owners. We are thrilled and delighted to have Dustin as a member of our team.

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Five Brown & Streza Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers 2021

(February 9, 2021) 

We want to extend an enthusiastic congratulations to Dave Brown, Dick Streza, Matt Brown, David Keligian, and Vince Le Pore III for being selected to the Super Lawyers Southern California 2021 list! Obtaining this accolade is no simple feat: only 5% of attorneys are chosen after an extensive selection process, which includes nominations, independent research, and peer evaluations. Kudos on this major accomplishment!

 
 

Brown & Streza Named Top Workplace in Orange County for 2020 (December 14, 2020)

We are thrilled to announce that Brown & Streza has been named a Top Workplace of 2020 by The Orange County Register. We are so grateful that in the midst of adapting to the many changes that this year has presented, we have been able to grow and succeed as one team. Thank you to our incredible staff and dedicated leaders who made this nomination happen – we couldn't have done it without you!

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David Keligian is Elected Fellow of American College of Tax Counsel (November 12, 2020)

Brown and Streza is proud to announce that tax partner David Keligian has been elected as a Fellow by the American College of Tax Counsel. Brown and Streza is one of the few firms nationally to have its partners recognized as fellows in both estate planning (The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel) and income tax (The American College of Tax Counsel).  

 

Membership in The American College of Tax Counsel is limited to a maximum of 700 tax attorneys throughout the United States. Membership is limited to those leaders who have made an exceptional contribution to their chosen profession. Fellows must be nominated for the honor of membership by their peers, and must then undergo a rigorous screening process prior to being elected as Fellows of the College. Fellows include tax lawyers working in private law firms, in house legal departments, those teaching tax law in law schools, and those working in federal and state taxing agencies. Fellows must have demonstrated a high standard of excellence and ethical performance in the practice of tax law, including having contributed to the tax bar, teaching, and writing.

David joined Brown and Streza as a lateral partner in 2011, and is also a CPA.

 

Shaun McNaughton Becomes Board Certified in Taxation Law by the State Bar of California (November 2, 2020)

We are so proud of Shaun McNaughton and his recent accomplishment of becoming a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law by the State Bar of California. The road to earning this distinction is challenging and vigorous, which is why there are very few attorneys with this designation in the state of California. Congrats on this major achievement, Shaun!

 

Jenny Tran is Featured in OCBJ Women in Business Awards Special Report (October 13, 2020)

Join us in congratulating Jenny Tran on her recent feature in the Orange County Business Journal's 26th Annual Women in Business Awards Special Report. Jenny is being recognized as a nominee of this year's Orange County Women in Business Awards, which highlights outstanding businesswomen in our area. You may tune in to the virtual celebration on October 28th at 2:00  pm.

 
 

Sunny Jahangard Represents IABA-OC in OC Lawyer June Edition (September 15, 2020) 

In case you missed it, Sanaz 'Sunny' Jahangard has been featured on the cover of the June edition of OC Lawyer, which highlights leadership in OCBA’s Affiliate Bars. As President of the Iranian American Bar Association of Orange County (IABA-OC), Sunny got the chance to speak about the IABA and how it is at the forefront of protecting the rights of Iranian Americans and other minorities in the legal community.

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Five Brown & Streza Attorneys Selected to Rising Stars 2020 (June 9, 2020)

The results are in – we are proud to announce that five of our attorneys have been nominated to the Super Lawyers - Southern California Rising Stars List of 2020. Each year, no more than 2.5% of attorneys in California are selected to receive this honor based on nominations, independent research, and peer evaluations. Our sincerest congratulations go out to Jenny Tran, Shaun McNaughton, and Sunny Jahangard on another year of being selected as Rising Stars, and to Sam Reep and Brett Gallow on their debut as Rising Stars. What an incredible achievement!

Jenny Tran is Nominated for OCBJ 2020 Women in Business Awards (March 18, 2020)

We are thrilled to announce that Jenny Tran has been nominated as an honoree for Orange County Business Journal's 2020 Women in Business Awards. This program spotlights businesswomen in Orange County who have made noteworthy contributions to their industries and communities. Thank you, Jenny, for all that you do at Brown & Streza.