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David J. Brewer, Shareholder

Throughout David Brewer’s four decades of practicing law he has represented multiple generations of families giving him a keen understanding of family dynamics. David’s practice focuses on estate planning and related issues involving wills, trusts and estates, estate and gift tax planning, charitable gift planning, business continuation planning, and administration of trusts and estates. He represents businesses and their owners, professionals and their practices, corporate executives, families, and retirees.

David has extensive experience in asset protection and wealth preservation, as well as formation of corporations, family partnerships, limited liability companies, and other entities. A frequent speaker on estate planning and wealth protection, David has received an AV rating, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings for his ability and general ethics. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for twenty three consecutive years.  David was also listed among Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” in 2013, and was selected for inclusion in Virginia Super Lawyers for the past eight years, and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers for the past eight years. Most recently, David was selected for inclusion in Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Financial Professionals listing in their September 2015 issue.

Education
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1973
  • B.A., with Distinction, University of Virginia,1970
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Admitted to Practice
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Tax Court
Areas of Concentration
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • Administration of Trusts and Estates
  • Asset Protection Planning & Wealth Preservation Planning
  • Marital Agreements
  • Corporate and Business Planning
  • Tax Controversies Involving the Internal Revenue Service
Professional Activities
  • Fairfax Bar Association
    • Past Chair and Vice Chair, Wills, Trusts & Estates Section
    • Past Vice-Chair, Tax Section
  • Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council
    • President, 2006- 2007
    • Vice President, 2005 –2006
    • Executive Board, 1999 –2007
  • Washington, D.C. Estate Planning Council
Honors & Awards
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 1993-2016 –Trusts and Estates
  • 2006-2013 Virginia Super Lawyer – Estate Planning & Probate
  • 2007-2014 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer – Estate Planning & Probate
  • Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” 2005, 2006, and 2013 – Estate Planning
  • Named one of “Washington’s Best Lawyers,” Washingtonian Magazine, 1997
  • Included in Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Financial Professionals list, September issue 2015