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Thomas E. Brever

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in St. Anthony, MN

Foster & Brever, PLLC
2812 Anthony Lane South, Suite 200
St. Anthony, MN 55418
Phone: 612-445-0922
Fax: 612-788-9879
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 1978
Practice Areas: Tax: Business, Criminal Defense: White Collar, International
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Thomas E. Brever is managing partner of Foster & Brever, PLLC, law firm in St. Anthony, Minnesota. A top-rated, award-winning lawyer with more than 41 years of total legal experience, Mr. Brever provides invaluable, effective, and personalized counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Twin Cities metro area and all across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Taxation

·       International business

·       White collar criminal defense

A recognized authority in tax law, Mr. Brever has served as Director of Taxes for Jostens, Inc. and International Tax Counsel for a multi-national conglomerate that owns household brands such as Haagen Dazs, Pillsbury, Green Giant,  and Johnny Walker Scotch and many more. Additionally, he has served as Senior Trial Attorney with the United States Internal Revenue Service as well as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. Moreover, he has taught graduate-level classes involving taxation as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management Masters of Business in Taxation and at the University of Minnesota Law School.  He also served as Director of the Tax Clinic at the University of Minnesota Law School.

As an attorney, Mr. Brever has gained a reputation for his in-depth legal knowledge and vast legal experience, which he draws upon to deliver the highest level of representation possible to those he serves. Honored for his professionalism and service, he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received many other top rankings from his peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

After graduating summa cum laude from St. John's University in 1975, Mr. Brever attended the University of Minnesota Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1978. The Minnesota State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the U.S. Tax Court.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Brever is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also conducts lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of topics, and he helped author chapters involving tax law and bankruptcy for the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Bankruptcy Deskbook.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Tax: Business
  • 40%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10%International


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005, 2020 - 2022

About Thomas E. Brever

First Admitted: 1978, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Master of Business, Taxation program, University of Minnesota

Bar/Professional Activity

  • International Tax Counsel for Grand Metropolitan PLC (Pillsbury, Green Giant, Haagen Dazs)
  • Former Director of Taxes for Jostens, Inc.

Educational Background

  • St. John's University (summa cum laude)

Industry Groups

  • HCBA
  • MSBA
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Office Location for Thomas E. Brever

2812 Anthony Lane South, Suite 200
St. Anthony, MN 55418

Phone: 612-445-0922

Fax: 612-788-9879

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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