GINA KIM | ATTORNEY
Gina H. Kim is an attorney in the Tax, Trust, and Estates Department of Brown & Streza, LLP, where her practice focuses on estate planning for individuals, families, and business owners. She helps navigate clients through complex estate planning strategies while helping them achieve their goals of tax savings and maintaining family harmony. Gina’s practice also includes advising trustees and other fiduciaries in trust and estate administration.
Prior to joining Brown & Streza, Gina advised high net worth individuals and families in estate planning and also represented corporate and private fiduciaries in both contested and uncontested matters. Gina’s prior litigation experience in the areas of trust and probate administration, conservatorships, and guardianships have enabled her to effectively advise fiduciaries to ensure they are in proper compliance with their fiduciary responsibilities, as well as to draft estate plans highly customized to tailor each client’s unique needs and goals, with an emphasis on reducing the risk of future litigation.
She is passionate about serving the needs of her clients, which is exemplified by her active pro bono work in the Orange County legal community. Gina was also actively involved with the Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA), previously serving on the Board of Directors from 2012-2017 and as Secretary from 2012-2016.
Gina earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, Colorado, where she received a merit-based scholarship, was involved with the Center for Energy and Environmental Security, and worked as a Research Assistant. During her third year of law school, Gina was selected to serve as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Steven Bernard at the Colorado Courts of Appeals in Denver. Gina earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated with Dean’s Honors.
Gina is fluent in Korean. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, watching sports, and playing games.
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PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND | PUBLICATIONS
Brown & Streza LLP, Irvine, California
Senior Associate Attorney, 2022-Present
Associate Attorney, 2019-2022
Vogt, Resnick & Sherak, LLP, Newport Beach, California: Attorney, 2015-2019
Law Offices of Ernest J. Kim, Irvine, California: Attorney, 2010-2015
Juris Doctor, University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado, 2010
Bachelors of Science, Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007
Orange County Korean American Bar Association Quarterly Newsletter
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
California State Bar: Member
Orange County Bar Association, Trust and Estates Section: Member
Orange County Estate Planning Council: Member
Orange County Korean American Bar Association: Board of Directors (2011-2017); Secretary (2012-2016)
Orange County Asian American Bar Association: Member
OCBA/PLC Guardianship Pro Bono Clinic at the Orange County Superior Court, Volunteer at the Central Justice Center