JENNY TRAN | PARTNER
Jenny Tran is a partner of the law firm of Brown & Streza LLP. Her areas of practice include mergers & acquisitions, and business and tax planning for privately held businesses and their owners on entity design, business succession, risk management and allocation, corporate compliance and governance, and operations.
Hailing from an entrepreneurial family conducting an import and international distribution business, Jenny delivers well-crafted legal and tax advice backed by an inherent business and interpersonal understanding. She serves as outside general counsel to privately held businesses in a variety of industries, including aerospace, energy, online digital media and communities, insurance agencies, retail markets, pharmacies, hotel franchisees, fashion, and food and beverage operators. Jenny is passionate in helping family owned businesses preserve legacy, maintain growth, and create harmony between owners and operators. She collaborates with the trusted advisors of business owners and their families to timely design, implement, and execute a planned solution for tax efficiency, operational growth, and business succession.
For nine consecutive years Jenny has been included on the “Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star” list by Los Angeles Magazine – a distinction recognizing only 2.5% of the attorneys in Southern California.
Jenny is a Director at Large of UC Irvine’s Alumni Association and a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners – Orange County (NAWBO-OC). She lives in Irvine, California with her husband Patrick Clinger, who is the founder of ProBoards.com, and their two children. They share a joy for tabletop board games and can be found teaching and playing amongst their friends and extended family.
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Brown & Streza LLP, Irvine, California
Senior Associate 2017-2021
Law Clerk 2010-2012
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
Adjunct Professor of Law, 2014 – 2016
Business Planning I: Financing the Start-Up Business and Venture Capital Financing
Master of Law in Taxation, Chapman University School of Law, 2011-2013
Merit Scholarship Recipient
Tax Procedure and Administration, CALI Award
Los Angeles Superior Court, Santa Monica, California
Judicial Extern for Commissioner David J. Cowan, Santa Monica Courthouse, Family Law Division, 2010
Internal Revenue Service, Los Angeles, California
IRS Certified Volunteer for the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program, 2009
Office of the Attorney General, State of California, Department of Justice, Los Angeles, California
Student Intern, Civil Law Division: Clinical Business & Tax Honors Program, 2009
Graduate Student Assistant, Division of Administrative Support: Litigation Support, 2008–2009
Loyola Law School International Intellectual Property Institute, Summer 2009
Juris Doctorate, Loyola Law School, Business Law Practicum, Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal: Junior Editor, 2008-2009; Senior Editor, 2009-2010
Scott Moot Court: Competitor, 2009
Orange County Superior Court, Santa Ana, California
Judicial Extern for Judge Charles Margines and William Monroe, Central Justice Center, Unlimited Civil Division, 2008
Juris Doctorate Candidate, Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California, 2006-2008
Fellow & Scholarship Recipient for the Center for International Comparative Law
Dean’s List, Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient
Whittier Law Review: Member
Susan E. McGuigan Oral Advocacy Competition: Semi-Finalist
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine 2005
President & Lecturer: Model United Nations (Two-unit Social Science class), 2003-2004
Orange County Human Relations, Santa Ana, California
Mediator, Small Claims, 2004
All California State Courts
2020 Orange County Business Journal Women in Business Award Nominee
Spotlights businesswomen in Orange County who have made noteworthy contributions to their professions and communities
2014-2022 "Southern California SuperLawyers-Rising Star"
Published by Los Angeles Magazine and The Journal for Law & Politics. Only 2.5% of Southern California lawyers in Los Angeles and Orange Counties receive this honor.
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND | PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
UC Alumni Career Network Series, Live Interactive Webinar, April 19, 2021
Panelist, Navigating Racism in Career Advancement
Orange County Bar Association Business & Corporate Law Section Webinar, November 13, 2020
Co-presenter, ABCs of PPP Loan Forgiveness, M&A Sale Considerations, and Tax Credit Alternatives
UCI Alumni Anteater Wellness Wednesdays, Live Interactive Webinar, July 22, 2020
Business Legal Health Before and During COVID-19: Choice of Entity
Asian Business Owner's Luncheon, Santa Ana, California, May 16, 2018
Three Keys for the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act
National Association of Women Business Owners, Orange County Chapter (NAWBO-OC): Director of Programs
UCI Vietnamese American Alumni Chapter: Chair of Scholarship
American Bar Association: Member
Orange County Bar Association: Member
California Lawyers Association Business Law: Member