- Of Counsel
Brent H. Coeur-Barron is of counsel to the firm’s Corporate Practice Group and the director of the firm’s Estate Planning & Trust Administration Practice Group.
Mr. Coeur-Barron’s estate planning, probate and trust administration practice involves the representation of clients in the preparation of wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts and related documents and agreements to achieve estate tax deferral, capital gains deferral and asset protection goals. He has significant experience in drafting, funding and advising on the governance and management of children’s trusts, spousal lifetime access trusts, life insurance trusts, grantor retained interest trusts (including charitable trusts) and qualified personal residence trusts. Mr. Coeur-Barron also handles probate matters, including Heggstad actions, trust administration and trust accounting matters.
Mr. Coeur-Barron’s business and corporate practice focuses on the representation of clients in the formation and organization of new companies, including corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and business trusts. Organization of new companies includes the drafting, as necessary, of articles of incorporation, bylaws, partnership agreements, operating agreements, trust agreements, and shareholder agreements. He also represents clients with financing, deal structuring, risk management, contract drafting and review, and negotiation of various business transactions.
Mr. Coeur-Barron’s business and corporate practice also extends to transactions involving exempt securities financings which is focused on the representation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and individuals in raising capital by the issuance of debt and securities in transactions exempt under Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933 and state securities laws.
Over the past 28 years, Mr. Coeur-Barron served as General Counsel (3 years) and Director of Internal Audit and Compliance (2 years) for a national healthcare company and practiced corporate and healthcare law with two national law firms. He was a partner of an Orange County based law firm for over 10 years immediately prior to joining the firm. Mr. Coeur-Barron also practiced as a Certified Public Accountant.
Additionally, Mr. Coeur-Barron previously taught legal writing at the University of Southern California Law Center and a class in healthcare law in the graduate program at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health. He has lectured extensively on corporate governance and healthcare law topics.
Mr. Coeur-Barron earned his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1985. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Stanislaus in 1978.
CERTIFIED LEGAL SPECIALTIES
- Certified Public Accountant, California, 1983
- U.S. District Court Central District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
- U.S. Tax Court
- University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California
- J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1985
- Honors: Computer/Law Journal
- California State University, Stanislaus, California
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1978
- Taught, Legal writing, University of Southern California Law Center
- Taught, Healthcare law, Loma Linda University School of Public Health
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- Orange County Bar Association