GARY FITZPATRICK | PARTNER
Gary Fitzpatrick is a partner with the Orange County, California law firm of Brown & Streza LLP. His 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.
Prior to joining Brown & Streza, Gary served as General Counsel for multiple companies, most recently Surfside Ventures, LLC. As General Counsel for companies with thousands of employees and many locations across the United States, Gary understands the complexities of running a business far beyond legal compliance. Gary started his career in private practice as a business and estate planning attorney advising and working closely with high net-worth business owners and families.
Gary earned his Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Finance from the University of Southern California.
In his free time, Gary enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, working out, surfing and coaching his son’s special needs baseball team which he has done for the past 20 years.
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Brown & Streza LLP, Irvine, California: Partner, 2022-Present
Stock Market Mentor & Option Market Mentor, Trabuco Canyon, California: Chief Legal and Operating Officer/Owner, 2009-2021
Surfside Ventures, LLC, Laguna Niguel, California: General Counsel, 2013-2020
Trancas Capital LLC, Aliso Viejo, California: General Counsel, 2004-2013
Palace Entertainment, Newport Beach, California: General Counsel, 2000-2004
Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP, Irvine, California: Associate Attorney, 1997-2000
Voorhees Knable Pettler Miller & Freeman, Torrance, California: Associate Attorney, 1994-1997
Juris Doctor, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California, 1994
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration with an emphasis in International Finance, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1990
LightZ of Hope | The Zachary Woodard Foundation: Founding Board Member, 2019-Present
Challenger Little League: Manager and Coach, 2002-Present
Unidos South Orange County: Volunteer, 2019-Present
FUSION Group: Host and Member, 2022-Present
Orange County Bar Association, Business & Corporate Law, Trusts & Estates, Real Estate Law Sections: Member
Challenger Pop Warner: Coach, 2010-2016
California Attractions and Parks Association: Founding Board Member, 2003-2004
Planned Giving Round Table of Orange County: Past Member