Sanaz "Sunny" Jahangard


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Sanaz “Sunny” Jahangard is an attorney in the business planning department, representing companies from all industries. Sunny understands the unique and complex dynamics of closely held businesses and helps her clients successfully navigate the competing goals of financial growth and harmony amongst owners. As a successful former business owner, Sunny has confronted many of the same challenges her clients encounter and can easily relate to them. She applies her inherent business understanding and experiences when providing business and tax planning.

Sunny frequently represents clients in succession planning, joint ventures, tax planning, commercial transactions, employment matters, real estate transactions, and mergers & acquisitions. Her experience includes negotiating and drafting key project documents and advising on complex tax issues. Sunny often works closely with other advisors, such as accountants, valuation experts, financial planners, and bankers to provide comprehensive services that benefit her clients.

Sunny is fluent in Farsi and German. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

  • Business Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Income Tax Planning
  • Brown & Streza LLP, 2014-Present
  • Sanaz Jahangard State Farm Agency, Inc., 2012-2014
  • Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc. (in-house legal), 2010-2012
  • Juris Doctorate, Chapman University, School of Law, 2011
    • Clerk to the Honorable Roy L. Paul at the Los Angeles Superior Court
    • Co-Author of an Amicus Curiae brief to the Supreme Court of United States on behalf of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence
    • Certified Mediator
    • Editor for Orange County Lawyer Magazine
  • Keller Williams Realty, 2005-2007
  • Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, California State University, Northridge, 2003
  • 2016-2020 "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 presitigous honor.
  • Awarded for Co-Authoring the Amendments to the Nevis Estate & Trust Ordinance and Limited Liability Company Act
  • National Iranian American Council and Iranian American Bar Association, Live Interactive Webinar, July 8, 2020
    • Sustaining Your Small Business Through COVID-19
    • Panelist
  • Orange County Bar Association, Live Interactive Webinar, May 15, 2020
    • Unity in a Time of COVID-19 Part 2: OC Diversity Bars in Action
    • Panelist
  • Iranian American Bar Association OC Chapter, Live Interactive Webinar, April 10, 2020
    • COVID-19 and the Challenges Ahead
    • Co-Presenter
  • Iranian American Bar Association OC Chapter, Irvine, California, April 5, 2018
    • Choice of Entity Under the New Tax Law
  • 2018 Agents Helping Agents (AHA) Conference, Hotel Irvine, Irvine, California, March 30, 2018
    • Using Life and Disability Insurance for Business Planning
  • State Farm - TICA, San Diego, California, August 27, 2015
    • Avoiding the 6 Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Business and Your Future
  • State Farm MDRT Conference, Omni San Diego, California, July 7, 2015
    • Avoiding the 6 Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Business and Your Future
  • Orange County Association – Member
  • Los Angeles Bar Association – Member
  • Iranian American Bar Association – Board Member, OC Chapter President
  • Orange County Racial Justice Task Force – Committee Board Member
  • Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law – Mentor
  • International Society for Children with Cancer – Member and Volunteer
  • CSP – Dispute Resolution – past Volunteer Mediator