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Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Achieves Highest National Ranking in Real Estate Law for Ninth Consecutive Year

We are pleased to announce that Pircher, Nichols & Meeks LLP (Pircher) has received the highest ranking from U.S. News Media Group—publisher of U.S. News & World Report—on the Best Lawyers® 2019 “Best Law Firms” list. With this honor, Pircher maintains its long-standing Tier 1 ranking in real estate law both nationally and in the metropolitan area of Los Angeles. Pircher has been ranked Tier 1 on the list every year since U.S. News and Best Lawyers® began their collaboration to compile and report the nation’s best law practices in 2010.

Additionally, eight of Pircher’s attorneys have been ranked as Best Lawyers® 2019 for their individual professional pursuits. Among the attorneys listed as Best Lawyers® 2019 are Stevens A. Carey, Daniel B. Guggenheim, John H. Irons, Erin F. Natter, Phillip G. Nichols, Leo J. Pircher, Michael E. Scheinberg and Stephanie C. Silvers.

“We are proud to be recognized by U.S. News and Best Lawyers® for the ninth year in a row for the quality of our work and the ever-growing depth of our legal experience,” said Alex Jacobs, partner of Pircher and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “These rankings have become a benchmark of professional excellence within our industry, and we are honored to have made the list again thanks to feedback from clients and other leading lawyers in our sector.”

For more than 35 years, Pircher has maintained a thriving national real estate practice by providing sophisticated solutions for some of the country’s most complex real estate transactions. Los Angeles-based Pircher maintains its position as a premier real estate law firm through its truly boutique approach that continues to produce superior client services. The firm offers comprehensive legal services and counseling on a wide variety of deals, including sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, financing, leasing and development, workouts and other complex transactions.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer recognized first in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top five percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. This year, more than 14,000 law firms throughout the United States and across 75 national practice areas were evaluated. 

Pircher’s company profile and the 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings in their entirety can be found on