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.
Languages Spoken: Italian, English
Licensed since 1979
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Peter and I have been opposing counsel on cases and have worked together on other cases. He has unfailingly represented his clients competently and professionally (by the way, although we share the same last name, we are not related).
Janet Brewer Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|ID||Authorized to practice law||1993||05/16/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Northern California Super Lawyer - Real Estate||Thomson Reuters||2015|
|AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating in Real Estate Law||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating in Real Estate Law||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Northern California Super Lawyer - Real Estate||Thomson Reuters||2014|
|AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating in Real Estate Law||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Northern California Super Lawyer - Real Estate||Thomson Reuters||2013|
|AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating in Real Estate Law||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Northern California Super Lawyer - Real Estate||Thomson Reuters||2012|
|Northern California Super Lawyer - Real Estate||Thomson Reuters||2011|
|Northern California Super Lawyer - Real Estate||Thomson Reuters||2010|
|Owner & Principal Attorney||Law Offices of Peter N. Brewer||1995 - Present|
|Attorney||Liccardo, Rossi, Sturges & McNeil||1990 - 1995|
|Vice President and Assistant General Counsel||American Savings & Loan||1985 - 1990|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|California Association of Realtors||Panel Member, Real Estate Mediation Center for Consumers||2014 - Present|
|Fee Arbitration Committee||Member||N/A|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association, Real Property Section||Former Chairman||N/A|
|State Bar of California, Law Practice Management and Technology Section||Executive Committee Member||N/A|
|University of Santa Clara Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|California State University, San Jose State University||Metallurgy / Machine Tool Technology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|Lawpreneur Podcast||Growing a Law Firm from a Solo Practice||2014|
|“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 Update||Charlie Sheen Escapades and Real Property Law Update||2011|