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Peter Nixon Brewer

Peter Nixon Brewer

also known as Peter N. Brewer, Peter Brewer

Practice areas:

Lending Law, Insurance, Transactional Work, Bankruptcy & Debt, Mediation

About Me









Peter N. Brewer brings exceptional knowledge and experience to real estate, business, and lending law, in both transactional work and litigation.


Peter has been a lawyer for over 25 years, and is also licensed by the California Department of Real Estate as a broker. For five years he was a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of one of the nation's biggest real estate lenders, giving him unique experience and expertise in real estate, business and lending matters, both large and small. More recently he worked in the real estate and litigation division of Liccardo, Rossi, Sturges & McNeil, a 22-lawyer firm in San Jose.


Since starting his own office in Palo Alto in 1995, he and his firm continue to serve the legal needs of real estate and mortgage brokers, agents, brokerages, title companies, developers, investors, other real estate professionals and their clients. He and his firm also represent clients in debt collection, breach of contract matters, and other litigation and transactional work.


In addition to the Juris Doctor degree awarded to him by the University of Santa Clara Law School in 1979, Peter holds a Bachelor's degree from California State University in San Jose in metallurgy and machine tool technology.


Peter frequently sits as a Judge Pro Tempore on the Santa Clara County Superior Court, and is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association's Fee Arbitration Committee. He currently serves as the Chair of the Real Property Committee section of the SCCBA as well.


Peter is also licensed to practice law in all State and Federal Courts in Idaho.


 


 

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Languages Spoken: Italian, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Lending Law: 50%
    36 years
  2. Insurance: 20%
  3. Transactional Work: 15%
    36 years
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%
  5. Mediation: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($415/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Cathleen Elisabeth Norton

    Mr. Brewer has distinguished himself as a top real estate attorney who possesses the knowledge, skill, and experience to represent clients in all aspects of real estate law, including negotiations in sale and purchase transactions and disputes, real estate investment, fraud/non-disclosure issues, landlord/tenant disputes, foreclosures, construction defect, and secured creditor's rights issues. He has contributed to the legal community by writing extensively on these issues--and it is my pleasure to endorse him.

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    Cathleen Norton Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bruce Givner

    Tough negotiator, smart and thoughtful craftsman of the law. You would be lucky to have Peter represent you.

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    Bruce Givner Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Peter N. Brewer

2501 Park Blvd.
2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA, 94306

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
IDAuthorized to practice law199306/13/2015
CAActive197905/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Northern California Super Lawyer - Real EstateThomson Reuters2015
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating in Real Estate LawMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating in Real Estate LawMartindale-Hubbell2014
Northern California Super Lawyer - Real EstateThomson Reuters2014
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating in Real Estate LawMartindale-Hubbell2013
Northern California Super Lawyer - Real EstateThomson Reuters2013
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating in Real Estate LawMartindale-Hubbell2012
Northern California Super Lawyer - Real EstateThomson Reuters2012
Northern California Super Lawyer - Real EstateThomson Reuters2011
Northern California Super Lawyer - Real EstateThomson Reuters2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner & Principal AttorneyLaw Offices of Peter N. Brewer1995 - Present
AttorneyLiccardo, Rossi, Sturges & McNeil1990 - 1995
Vice President and Assistant General CounselAmerican Savings & Loan1985 - 1990

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Association of RealtorsPanel Member, Real Estate Mediation Center for Consumers2014 - Present
Fee Arbitration CommitteeMemberN/A
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Real Property SectionFormer ChairmanN/A
State Bar of California, Law Practice Management and Technology SectionExecutive Committee MemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Johnston V Mills lot line disputeSettled

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Santa Clara Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
California State University, San Jose State UniversityMetallurgy / Machine Tool TechnologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1973

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Lawpreneur PodcastGrowing a Law Firm from a Solo Practice2014
“Realtors Behaving Badly – Things That Make Defense Counsel Cringe.”“Realtors Behaving Badly – Things That Make Defense Counsel Cringe.”2011
Charlie Sheen Escapades and Real Property Law UpdateCharlie Sheen Escapades and Real Property Law Update2011