Laura W. Brewer, Esq
Principal & Portfolio Manager
Laura’s approach to working with clients incorporates her many years of investment industry experience along with her background as an attorney and teacher. For over 17 years, Laura has helped her clients manage their assets and address their financial concerns and challenges. She works closely with each client to develop sound investment management strategies and approaches that are custom-tailored to their specific needs, circumstances, and goals. Laura joined Burke Lawton Brewer & Burke in 1997 following a legal career that included a judicial clerkship in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and a commercial litigation practice at White and Williams LLP in Philadelphia. Before attending law school at Vanderbilt University, Laura taught at the Doshisha Girls’ Junior and Senior High School in Kyoto, Japan. Laura’s prior financial work experience includes time spent on Drexel Burnham Lambert’s Eurodollar/Treasury Bill desk, at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and on the institutional equity trading desk at Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia. Laura is also a graduate of Smith College where she received a B.A. in Economics and Government. Outside the office, Laura is the mother of two young girls and an active volunteer at their school. She co-founded and co-chairs the Germantown Academy Women’s Networking Group and is a member if the school's Investment Committee. Laura is also a member of the Board of Trustees for The Cedarcrest Charitable Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors for the Girls on the Run / Montgomery and Delaware Counties, and a member of the Finance Committee for Liberty Lutheran. Laura, like many of her clients, is also an avid traveler. Recent trips – with her children in tow – include South Africa, Costa Rica, Cambodia, China, and Malaysian Borneo. Because Laura is a single parent, she is particularly attuned to the many unique issues women may face as they build, manage, and eventually pass their wealth to the next generation. Laura is also adept at working with women who find themselves in a period of transition or as the sole person in charge of their family’s financial life.