JENNY TRAN | PARTNER

BIO

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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PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

 

Brown & Streza LLP, Irvine, California

Partner 2021-Present

Senior Associate 2017-2021

Associate 2012–2017

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

Admissions:

All California State Courts

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
 

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

2014-2021 "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

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
 

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

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
 

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