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Estate Planning

Matt Brown is a partner with the Orange County, California law firm of Brown & Streza LLP, where he counsels business owners and philanthropists on income tax and estate tax issues that arise in the areas of business planning and charitable planning.  Matt is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC –, a fellowship which is reserved for those estate planning attorneys considered preeminent by their peers.  ACTEC is considered to be the “Oscars®” for estate planning attorneys.  Matt is Board Certified in Estate Planning Law*.  Additionally, Matt recently completed a semester as an adjunct professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where he taught Wills & Trusts.
Matt is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell, was named in OC Register Metro’s annual “40 Under 40” issue in 2011, and has been named a “Southern California Super Lawyers-Rising Star” or “Southern California Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles magazine every year since 2008, and has been included in the Top 50: Orange County Super Lawyers list every year since 2016


Brown & Streza LLP
40 Pacifica, Suite 1500, Irvine, CA 92618
Phone:  (949) 453-2900
Fax:  (949) 453-2916


Brown & Streza LLP is a law firm providing integrated estate, business, and charitable planning from a tax perspective.  From our Orange County, California offices, we serve individuals, businesses, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and charitable organizations both locally and nationally.  We provide caring service, deep expertise, and innovative solutions that are responsible and not reckless while embracing and communicating that life is more than wealth. We provide our integrated service through a team approach, working closely with a client's existing advisors and expanding the wealth management team as necessary to best serve the clients's individual need.

B.S., Finance - University of California, Davis

J.D., Law - SMU Dedman School of Law

Member of:

California State Bar

Orange County Bar Association

American Collage of Trust and Estate Counsel

Kingdom Advisors

Orange County Estate Planning Council

Planned Giving Round Table of Orange County
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners of Orange County
University of California, Irvine - Center for Investment and Wealth Management

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