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Peter Nixon Brewer

Real estate Attorney at Palo Alto, CA

5.0   1 review

About Peter

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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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Evolving Your Solo Law Practice: Daring to Become a Firm with Peter Brewer

Presentation for the California Young Lawyers Association 10 Minute Mentor program at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California
Licensed for 43 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1979
Updated 09/18/2022
State ID
Status Senior
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/20/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Peter

Law Offices of Peter N. Brewer
2501 Park Blvd.
2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA, 94306

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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2011
I wish I had gone to him sooner...
I highly recommend Peter Brewer. He helped us deal with a very difficult tenant who had made our life a living hell. He knows the nooks and crannies of the law and is a very decent and fair person. We would have saved a lot of money had we gone to him sooner. At least now I know what to do if I ever need an excellent real estate lawyer. He is not the cheapest lawyer, but he is definitely not the most expensive. He was worth every cent.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 415-415 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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

Education

  • University of Santa Clara Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • California State University, San Jose State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • Johnston V Mills lot line dispute
  • Settled

Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • English

Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyer - Real Estate
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating in Real Estate Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Northern California Super Lawyer - Real Estate
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating in Real Estate Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Northern California Super Lawyer - Real Estate
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating in Real Estate Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Northern California Super Lawyer - Real Estate
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating in Real Estate Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Northern California Super Lawyer - Real Estate
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • Northern California Super Lawyer - Real Estate
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • “Realtors Behaving Badly – Things That Make Defense Counsel Cringe.”
  • “Realtors Behaving Badly – Things That Make Defense Counsel Cringe.”
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (3)
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Real estate Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, he has an excellent, well-earned reputation in our community."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tough negotiator, smart and thoughtful craftsman of the law. You would be lucky to have Peter represent you."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is the go to guy for Real Estate problems. Friendly and professional, he is always there for his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a fellow real estate lawyer, I respect Peter as a creative problem-solver who gets great results for his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is a very experienced and competent lawyer who diligently represents his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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)."
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