Daniel B. Guggenheim joined Pircher in 2007 and has been counted among The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Real Estate Law by Best Lawyers® since 2014. He holds the highest rating available, “AV Preeminent,” in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings and has been included in the Southern California Super Lawyers lists since 2017. In 2019, he was also recognized as a nominee in Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Leaders in Law.” Guggenheim dedicates the bulk of his practice to the representation of private equity funds, non-bank lenders and other investors in connection with joint ventures, loan originations and acquisitions. He has represented major national and international clients over the years including Starwood Property Trust, Northwood Investors, JP Morgan Chase and Farallon Capital Management, among others. Guggenheim also played a key role in the formation of Pircher’s institutional lending group over the past year. He is actively involved in the industry, particularly in mentoring the next generation of legal professionals. In 2018, Guggenheim was appointed as a Lecturer in Law at University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law to co-teach the Real Estate Law and Business course in the fall with Professor George Lefcoe for his final semester. The course is renowned for a syllabus filled with guest lectures and site visits involving prominent real estate professionals. Guggenheim will return to USC as a Lecturer in Law to teach the spring 2020 semester of the Real Estate Joint Ventures course, which had previously been taught for several years by one of Guggenheim’s mentors and a founder of Pircher, Phil Nichols. Guggenheim has also been a long-time coach and organizer for Pircher’s Joint Venture Challenge at major universities. He has been published in articles throughout commercial real estate and legal trade media and has participated as a speaker in numerous conferences and webinars – several for Strafford Publications.