Lawyers from Pircher, Nichols & Meeks join Holland & Knight
LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Holland & Knight today announced that attorneys for Pircher, Nichols & Meeks LLP, one of the nation’s leading real estate law firms located in Los Angeleshave joined its ranks and will constitute Holland & Knight new city of the century Desk. The partner group joining Holland & Knight includes Stevens Carey, John Irons, William Jackson III, David Packer, Ariel Robinson, Michael Scheinberg, Eric Shortz and Jennifer White.
The addition allows Holland & Knight, which has one of the largest real estate practices in the United States, to strengthen its capabilities in complex real estate transactions and devote more resources to its real estate clients while continuing to expand its presence in California. Holland & Knight will open its city of the century office by assuming Pircher’s lease at 1901 Avenue of the Stars in city of the centuryadding to its existing California downtown offices Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County.
“The reputation, experience and relationships of Pircher’s partners, Nichols & Meeks, spanning four decades, have made this an attractive opportunity as we seek to continue the strategic expansion of our real estate practice as well as the presence of the business on the west coast,” said Steven Sonbergmanaging partner of Holland & Knight. “We are excited about our future together, and we are confident that the additional resources and scale will create new opportunities for our attorneys and bring significant value to our clients.”
Founded in 1983, Pircher, Nichols & Meeks has represented many of the equity funds, financial institutions, venture capital firms, real estate investment trusts, pension funds and other institutional and private investors among the best known and most active in the country. The firm is ranked national first rank firm in real estate law in the 2022 ranking US News – Best Lawyers Guide “Best Law Firms“.
“Holland & Knight’s customer-centric mission and team culture aligns perfectly with the strengths, values and vision we have all held at Pircher, Nichols & Meeks,” said Ariel Robinsonwho was appointed executive partner of Holland & Knight city of the century Desk. “While this is the end of an era for our firm, we are now able to offer our clients greater representation in the markets in which they operate and offer them expanded legal services through the thorough and talented team of Holland & Knight lawyers.”
“Joining Holland & Knight gives us access to additional national resources and capabilities so that we can continue to provide the highest quality legal representation to our clients, both in California and all over the United States,” said John Ironswho will be the Deputy Practice Group Leader of the West Coast Real Estate Group, with Doug Praw of Holland & Knight. “We believe that the broader platform, diversity of practice and culture of collaboration at Holland & Knight, together with the wealth of experience of our lawyers at Pircher, Nichols and Meeks, will provide a very attractive combination for our clients.”
With nearly 300 attorneys nationwide, Holland & Knight’s Real Estate Section is ranked among the best in the country by Bedrooms UNITED STATESwhich highlights the firm’s strength in representing clients in complex mixed-use developments and hotel projects, as well as its experience in land use and zoning.
“The extensive experience and knowledge that the lawyers at Pircher, Nichols & Meeks bring will be invaluable in navigating the hyper-competitive and increasingly complex real estate market,” said Joe GuayBoss of Holland & Knight’s Real Estate Section. “Investment continues to flow into the industry, and current market trends and regulations require clients to rely on high-quality legal assistance. We have already identified a number of synergies between our two firms, including with our West Coast Land Use and Environmental Group, and joining forces enables us to bring a more innovative, competitive and comprehensive offering to our customers domestically and in California.”
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