Brian Stephens Promoted to Partner
(May 31, 2023)
We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Brian Stephens to partner of the firm. From early stage to exit, Brian counsels his clients on a variety of business transactions including stock and asset acquisitions, mergers and company reorganizations, real estate transactions, investment and loan transactions, and joint ventures. Brian advises companies and the people who run them and is known for his practical approach. Congratulations, Brian!
Brett Gallow Returns as a Partner of the Firm
(May 31, 2023)
We’d like to extend a warm welcome back to the firm to Brett Gallow. Brett has joined our Business Department as a Partner. Brett Gallow’s practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. Brett’s experience includes the representation of both buyers and sellers in stock and asset purchases, mergers, management buyouts, reorganizations and similar transactions. Brett frequently collaborates with a variety of business stakeholders, financial and tax advisors, and the firm’s tax and estate planning attorneys, to execute complex transactions and engage in strategic planning that results in significant benefits for clients. We are excited to have him as a part of our Brown & Streza family!
Brown & Streza Welcomes Three New Attorneys
(May 31, 2023)
We are excited to welcome three new attorneys to the Brown & Streza team. Sara Siddiqi has joined our Tax, Trusts, and Estates Department, and Sean Doucet and Bria Chappell have joined the Business Department. Welcome, Sara, Sean, and Bria!
Derek Early Certified Specialist in Taxation Law by the State Bar of California (February 1, 2023)
We are so proud of Derek Early 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 arduous, and there are very few attorneys who achieve it. Congratulations, Derek!
Gary Fitzpatrick Promoted to Partner
(November 15, 2022)
We are proud to announce the promotion of Gary Fitzpatrick to partner of the firm. Gary’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, commercial real estate, business planning and contracts serving clients in a broad range of sectors, including real property, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, insurance and financial services. Gary also works closely with the firm’s advanced tax and estate planning group on complex structures related to business and succession planning. Congratulations, Gary!
Dick Streza Awarded 2022 JUNTOS Award
(September 28, 2022)
Dick Streza was honored as a recipient of the prestigious 2022 JUNTOS Award after his selection by Northgate Gonzalez Market. This award recognizes and honors outstanding leaders who uplift the Hispanic community through humanitarian and philanthropic contributions. As an honoree, Dick selected OC Rescue Mission to receive a $2,000 donation in his name provided by Northgate Market.
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.
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.
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!
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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