Pircher forms institutional lending group

Los Angeles-based Pircher, Nichols & Meeks LLP, a real estate law firm, has formed an institutional lending group. The group will focus on serving lenders in connection with commercial real estate loans that may be securitized, sold or syndicated in the secondary market, as well as balance sheet loans.


LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Pircher, Nichols & Meeks LLP (Pircher), a national real estate law firm based in Los Angeles, today announced the formation of its institutional lending group. The newly formed group serves as an expansion of Pircher’s long-standing real estate lending practice. The institutional lending group will focus on serving various types of lenders in connection with commercial real estate loans that may be securitized or otherwise sold or syndicated in the secondary market, as well as balance sheet loans.

Pircher has bolstered its lending practice over the past 18 months with the addition of three new partners, Aimee Contreras-Camua, Erin Natter and Courtney Rangen ­­– all of whom were previously partners at Sidley Austin LLP. Contreras-Camua, Natter and Rangen are well versed in institutional lending matters, such as multistate and multi-property transactions involving a wide variety of asset classes, as well as the customary requirements for secondary market transactions.

“The addition of Aimee, Erin and Courtney is a natural progression for the firm and is consistent with Pircher’s reputation for having partners who are experienced in all aspects of real estate investing – at competitive rates,” said Alex Jacobs, partner at Pircher and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “The firm has an amazing client base, and now we have additional bandwidth to better serve our clients as they adjust to the ebb and flow of the ever-changing real estate market.”

In addition to the firm’s newest partners, the institutional lending group will receive support from a deep bench of partners with extensive collective experience in the origination, acquisition and disposition of real estate loans, including Alexis Alonzo, Steve Carey, Danny Guggenheim, David Packer, Michael Scheinberg and Stephanie Silvers.
“It has been exciting to help solidify Pircher’s institutional lending group since joining the firm in December,” added Contreras-Camua. “As a real estate-only law firm, Pircher is equipped to understand and compare the business interests on all sides of a given deal. This enables our team to provide legal and strategic guidance to our clients, and to proactively allocate the firm’s resources to help clients find alignment and resolve differences with counterparties efficiently.”

About Pircher, Nichols & Meeks LLP
Pircher, Nichols & Meeks LLP (Pircher) is widely recognized as one of the premier real estate law firms in the U.S., with a diversified practice built upon the collective knowledge of its attorneys. For more than 35 years, Pircher has been entrusted as a valued counselor and partner to provide sophisticated solutions for complex real estate transactions on behalf of many of the most well-known and active equity funds, financial institutions, real estate companies and other institutional and private investors nationwide. Pircher strongly believes that, apart from the close relationships the firm has developed with its clients, its people are its greatest asset for long-term success, and continually seeks to invest in them through ongoing education and mentorship opportunities. Additional information about the firm and its attorneys is available at www.pircher.com.