Danny Guggenheim is a Partner at Pircher, Nichols & Meeks LLP in Los Angeles, and dedicates the bulk of his practice to the representation of private equity funds, real estate companies, non-bank lenders and other investors in connection with commercial real estate joint ventures, financings, acquisitions and dispositions.
He is also a Lecturer in Law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he co-taught the entire Fall 2018 semester of Real Estate Law and Business (Transactions) with Professor George Lefcoe, and coordinates the annual Pircher Nichols & Meeks Real Estate Joint Venture Challenge in which law school and business school students team up to compete in a mock negotiation.
Mr. Guggenheim has been recognized with the "AV Preeminent" peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and with inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Real Estate Law since 2014 and the Southern California Super Lawyers list since 2017, and received the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award for 2012 from the Real Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
He is the author or co-author of "Programmatic JVs: Structural Distinctions, Key Considerations," Commercial Property Executive (July 6, 2016), “The IRR Ate My Capital! How IRR Hurdles in Real Estate JVs May Cannibalize Contributions Made After Promote Distributions,” Commercial Property Executive (April 21, 2015), “Contribution Default Remedies in a Real Estate Venture,” Business Entities (November/December 2013), and “Important Issues in Purchasing and Resolving Distressed Real Estate Debt,” BNA Inc. Real Estate Industry & Law Report (March 2009), and has spoken on those and similar topics on several occasions.
Mr. Guggenheim received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science (International Affairs) in 2000 from Columbia University, and his J.D. in 2004 from the University of Southern California. He is an active member of the USC Law School Alumni Association, and served on its Executive Committee from 2014-2016 as Chair of Regional Programs.