Skip to main content

About me

In addition
to his role as general counsel for
several closely-held businesses, Peter
advises clients on issues relating to
estate planning, business succession
planning and other tax related areas. He
has represented companies and selling
shareholders in taxable and tax-free
transactions and ESOP transactions.


served as as an associate at Henretta,
Cross, Ness & Dolan, and then as General
Counsel for Midwest Casualty Insurance
Company until July 1998, when he formed
the law firm Peter C. Brehm and
Associates in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
In 2004, He was named a Rising Star in Small
and Closely Held Businesses by Law and
Politics magazine.
  Peter is a
member of the Minnesota State and United
States District Court Bars and the
Arizona State Bar.


Peter Brehm earned his Juris Doctor
cum laude and his Master of Laws
and Taxation from William Mitchell
College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota
where he currently serves as an Adjunct

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political
Science at North Dakota State University
and is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha
political science honor Society. 
While at  NDSU, Peter was a member
of the NDSU cross country and track &
filed teams, and earned All-America and
all North Central Conference 
honors at 1,500 meters.      


Photos and videos

1643481 1249415170

Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
    19 years
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
  3. Tax: 15%
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
    19 years
  5. Unspecified: 5%



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • David Patrick Balmer

    Without hesitation I endorse Peter Brehm.


    David Balmer Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Chong Hae Ye

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Chong Ye Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Business Law Center, PLC

7825 Washington Ave. S.
Suite 500
Bloomington, MN, 55439

16400 Baywood Lane
Eden Prairie, MN, 55345



AZActive 200703/31/2016
MNAuthorized to practice199707/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerBusiness Law Center, PLC2012 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorWilliam Mitchell College of Law2005 - Present
AttorneyPeter C. Brehm & Associates, P.S.C.1998 - Present
General CounselMidwest Casulaty Insurance Company1998 - 1998
AttorneyHenretta, Cross, Ness & Dolan1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of ArizonaN/A2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
John O. Murrin, et. al. v. Matthew Mosher, et. al.Client prevailed and received attorney's fees.
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
Protecting Personal Assets and Minimizing Estate Taxes at DeathBASICS OF THE TRANSFER (ESTATE OR GIFT) TAX2009
Protecting Personal Assets and Minimizing Estate Taxes at DeathTHE FUNCTION OF A LIVING TRUST2009
Minimizing Client Estate Taxes with Plans That WorkBe Aware of Taxes Facing an Estate2008
Advanced LLC IssuesAdvanced Tax Issues for LLCs2008
Bench & Bar of MinnesotaTip & Traps2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1999
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Simple Steps to Starting Your BusinessChoosing the Right Business Entity2011
SCORE Advisors MeetingTraps for Small Business Owners2011
Going Into BusinessLegal Issues in Startibng a Small Business2011
Getting Into BusinessStarting a Small Business2009
Minimizing Client Estate Taxes with Estate Plans that WorkTaxes Facing Estates2008
Advanced LLC IssuesAdvcanced Tax Issues for LLCs2008