ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Brown & Streza Welcomes Six New Attorneys

(June 28, 2022)

We are thrilled to welcome six new attorneys to the Brown & Streza team. Heather Kocer, Yumi Choe, Gary Fitzpatrick, and Josephine Wu have joined the Business Department and Steven Hilton and Conner Clemons have joined our Tax, Trusts, and Estates Department.


 

 

Five Brown & Streza Attorneys Selected to Rising Stars 2022 (June 16, 2022)

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 'Sunny' Jahangard, Sam Reep, and Alexander Schindler for joining the ranks of the 2.5% of attorneys that are recognized for this distinction.

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Promotion of Five Brown & Streza Attorneys 

(May 11, 2022)

We are proud to announce the promotion of five of our attorneys. Michael Burns, Casey Hale, Sanaz 'Sunny' Jahangard, and Shaun McNaughton have each been promoted to partner. Gina Kim has been promoted to senior associate. We applaud you for your consistent dedication and passion for serving our clients, advisors, and the firm.

 

Sunny Jahangard Recognized as a Top Young Diverse Lawyer (February 1, 2022)

We'd like to congratulate Sanaz 'Sunny' Jahangard for being selected as a Top Young Diverse Lawyer by Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law Inc (OCCDL). OCCDL carefully selects these awardees to recognize their achievements in their legal work, as well as their work to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Orange County legal community.

Sunny speaks Farsi and German and is the President of the Iranian American Bar Association, Orange County Chapter.

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Shaun McNaughton Selected to Best Lawyers Ones to Watch (January 27, 2022)

Join us in congratulating Shaun McNaughton on his recent feature in Best Lawyers. Shaun was selected to "Ones to Watch" in the Orange County Trust & Estates category. Selection is based entirely on peer review and recognizes attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. Kudos to you, Shaun!

 

Five Brown & Streza Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers 2022 (January 24, 2022)

We are so proud of our attorneys for their selection to Super Lawyers this year! Congratulations to Matt Brown, Dick Streza, David Keligian, Vince Le Pore, and Michael Offenheiser on receiving this honor. Only 5% of attorneys are chosen after an extensive selection process, which includes nominations, independent research, and peer evaluations. Way to go!

 
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Brown & Streza Named Top Workplace in Orange County for 2021 (December 13, 2021)

It's an honor to be ranked one of the Top Workplaces in Orange County for the fifth time! We couldn't have achieved this without our hard-working, dedicated staff and leadership who make Brown & Streza so great. 

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Retirement Announcement - Anita Nyhuis
(December 8, 2021)


Brown & Streza LLP announces the retirement of Anita Nyhuis after many years of dedicated service to the practice. We would like to wish her well in her next adventure called retirement.

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Three Brown & Streza Attorneys Promoted to Partner (August 19, 2021)

It is with great excitement that we announce the promotion of three of our attorneys to partners, Fiona LeCong-Ly, Jenny Tran, and Michael Varela. We applaud you for your consistent dedication and passion for serving our clients, advisors and the firm. 

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Sunny Jahangard, IABA-OC President, Featured in OC Lawyer (October 1, 2021) 

Join us in congratulating Sanaz 'Sunny' Jahangard on her second appearance on the Orange County Lawyer cover! Sunny serves as President of the Iranian American Bar Association of Orange County (IABA-OC) and got the opportunity to share a little bit about the organization. 

"The IABA's mission is to educate our community about legal issues of interest and ensure that the public and our representatives are informed on such matters; to protect and advance the legal rights of our community; and to foster and promote the achievements of Iranian American legal professionals."
 

 
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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!

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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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