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Matthew Gordon Brown

Matthew Gordon Brown

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Tax

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Tax: 50%
    16 years, 250 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 50%
    16 years, 300 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($495/hour), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Beth Kristin Rautiola

    I have had the great pleasure of working with Matt Brown on complex estate tax and business planning projects. Matt is smart, ethical and a pleasure to work with. His talents are a rare combination of practical planning and technical understanding of the tax code.

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    Beth Rautiola Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Brown & Streza LLP

40 Pacifica
Suite 1500
Irvine, CA, 92618

Irvine Spectrum
Newport Beach, CA

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200302/13/2012
TXInactive 199905/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southern California Superlawyers - Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2010
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust and Probate LawState Bar of California2010
Top-Scoring Wealth ManagersOrange Coast Magazine2010
Southern California SuperLawyers - Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2009
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust and Probate LawState Bar of California2009
Southern California SuperLawyers - Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2008
Juris Doctor, Cum LaudeSouthern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law1999
Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor SocietyPhi Delta Phi1997

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBrown & Streza LLP2002 - Present
AssociateThompson & Knight2000 - 2002
AssociateWinstead Sechrest & Minick1999 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation Professional Advisory CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Orange County Estate Planning CouncilMember2008 - Present
University of California at Irvine Merage School of Business - Center for Investment and Wealth ManagementCharter Member2008 - Present
Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Orange CountyPresident2007 - 2008
Planned Giving Advisory Board - Ocean InstituteMember2003 - 2005
Partnership for Philanthropic PlanningBoard Member; Member2003 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Captive Insurance Companies - Chapter in Business Succession Planning Book2009
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Split Dollar Life Insurance - Chapter in Business Succession Planning Book2009
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Nonqualified Deferred Compensation - Chapter in Business Succession Planning Book2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD, cum laude1999
University of California - DavisFinance/EconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning InstituteZero Basis Allocation to a CRT Term Interest: The Service Elevates Feigned Form Over True Substance2011
Utah Captive Association Annual ConferenceThe Use of Captive Insurance Companies in Estate Planning2008
Hawaii Tax InstituteThe Use of Captive Insurance by Closely Held Enterprises: Income Tax and Transfer Tax Implications and Opportunities2008
California Society of CPAs - Financial Planning Interest GroupAdvanced Income Deferral2008