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Leo J. Pircher

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California, 1958
  • New York, 1985

Education

J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, 1957

B.S., University of California at Berkeley, 1954

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Alpha Delta Instructor of Law

Loyola University of School of Law Instructor, 1959-1962

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Leo J. Pircher is a founding partner of Pircher, Nichols & Meeks and is currently a Senior Counsel in the firm’s real estate department. Mr. Pircher’s practice focuses on commercial real estate joint ventures, development, acquisitions and dispositions. He is one of the pioneers responsible for establishing the framework for today’s legal and tax techniques used by the real estate industry since the 1970s for the acquisition and financing of large real estate properties.

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America (listed every year since initial publication in 1983).
Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (listed every year since initial publication in 2003).
International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (listed every year since initial publication in 2001).
International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers (listed every year since initial year of publication).
Los Angeles Magazine “Super Lawyers” (listed every year since initial publication in 2003).
Martindale-Hubbell-AV rating (highest rating), held since 1969.


Awarded the Trustee’s Citation Award in 2014 by the University of California at Berkeley.

Over the years, he has been involved in major real estate transactions throughout the country, including the acquisition and financing of Playa Vista, several office buildings in Century City, California, several large office buildings in downtown Los Angeles, including Wells Fargo Center, Shutters Hotel in Santa Monica, Houston Center in downtown Houston, several large office buildings in New York City, the Watertower Shopping Center and the Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton Hotels in Chicago as well as numerous other office buildings and regional malls throughout the United States.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member

New York State Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member