Derek Early



Offensive Lineman Now Paving the Way for a Better Future!

Protecting Your Treasures for Good, Because Life is More than Wealth!

Derek Early is a partner at Brown & Streza LLP, a premier Southern California transactional law firm that provides an integrated approach to business and personal planning with an emphasis on tax issues. He represents businesses and high-net-worth individuals regarding business planning, succession planning, corporate governance, contracts, commercial real estate, and mergers and acquisitions. As a presenter and author, Derek frequently addresses business succession planning and related issues.

Derek performs general counsel work for numerous privately held companies, and frequently counsels these clients regarding entity selection, designing and refining corporate governance structures, contract review and preparation, buy-sell agreements, risk management, and compliance. Much of his time is devoted to helping business owners develop and execute exit and succession plans to meet their personal, tax, and operational objectives. He also regularly collaborates with the firm’s tax and estate planning attorneys and clients’ CPAs, financial planners, insurance professionals, and other advisors to execute complex transactions and engage in strategic planning.

Regarding commercial real estate, his extensive experience primarily concerns retail shopping centers. He has represented both landlords and tenants in numerous lease negotiations, and frequently assists clients with sales transactions and financings. He also represents buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions, where the firm places particular emphasis on tax planning and structuring.

Before joining Brown & Streza LLP, he litigated numerous business disputes and employment issues, providing him with an understanding of clients’ risks and concerns relating to the litigation process.

During law school, Derek was a Managing Editor for the Indiana Law Journal and President of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society.

In 2000, Derek won an Ivy League Championship as a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s football team.

Attorney at Brown and Streza LLP

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Sport: Football
College/Pro Team: University of Pennsylvania
Chapter: Orange County II
Profession: Attorney
Specialty: Business Transactional
Preferred Contact: derek.early@brownandstreza.com


Derek Early's activity stream

  • rsvped for West Los Angeles Team Meeting 2020-08-07 10:28:42 -0700

    West Los Angeles Team Meeting

    OUR GUEST SPEAKER!

    T.K. Pillan
    Partner, Powerplant Ventures
    Executive Chairman, Veggie Grill

    Pillan is Co-Founder and Partner at Powerplant Ventures (PPV), an investment fund that supports world-changing, plant-centric companies that deliver better nutrition in more sustainable and ethical ways. PPV investments include Beyond Meat, Thrive Market, Ripple Foods, REBBL, Beanfields and Vive Organics.

    Prior to starting Powerplant, Pillan co-founded Veggie Grill, the largest 100% plant-based restaurant company in the United States.  Pillan currently serves as Veggie Grill’s Executive Chairman.  Prior to entering the food arena, Pillan co-founded Guidance Solutions, one of L.A.’s first e-commerce development firms and named one of the regions’ 15 fastest growing technology companies in 1999, 2000 and 2001.

    Pillan earned an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from UCLA.  When not helping advance a plant-centric future, Pillan enjoys playing beach volleyball and trying to reclaim his glory days of playing collegiate baseball and basketball at MIT.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    The AthletesTouch Team

     

     

    AthletesTouch
    Athletes Teaming Up In Business
    Proudly Sponsored By

    outdoorproducts.com

    WHEN
    August 19, 2020 at 5:30pm
    WHERE
    Zoom Video Conference Call
    (Link Provided after RSVP)
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
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  • rsvped for OC-I Team Meeting 2020-07-30 13:46:14 -0700

    OC-I Team Meeting

    Guest speaker will be announced soon!

     

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    The AthletesTouch Team

     

    AthletesTouch
    Athletes Teaming Up In Business
    Proudly Sponsored By

    outdoorproducts.com

    WHEN
    September 15, 2020 at 7:30am
    WHERE
    Zoom Video Conference Call
    (Link Provided after RSVP)
    Costa Mesa, CA
    United States
    Google map and directions
    3 rsvps rsvp