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Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Achieves Highest National Ranking in Real Estate Law for 11th Consecutive Year
November 2020

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks LLP (Pircher) has received the highest ranking from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for the 11th Edition of “Best Law Firms.” 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. The firm has achieved this elite status every year for more than a decade, since U.S. News and Best Lawyers® began their collaboration to compile and report the nation’s best law practices in 2010.

“It is an honor for our firm to be recognized once again in the Best Law Firms rankings, which have become a tribute to professional excellence within our industry,” said John Irons, partner of Pircher and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “We are proud to maintain our Tier 1 status thanks to wonderful feedback from our clients and other leading lawyers in the real estate sector concerning the quality of our legal work and the depth of our legal experience.”

Additionally, seven of Pircher’s attorneys were recognized by Best Lawyers® in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 for their individual professional pursuits. Two of the firm’s associates were also included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, recognizing those who have shown outstanding professional excellence within private practice in the early years of their careers. More information on both of these programs can be found on Pircher’s website.

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 honors the top five percent of practicing attorneys in the nation. This year, more than 15,500 law firms throughout the U.S. and across 75 practice areas were evaluated with less than 15 percent receiving a national ranking.

For more than 35 years, 100 percent of Pircher’s attorneys have been solely focused on real estate and ancillary matters. The firm has maintained its position as a premier real estate law firm through this truly boutique approach that continues to produce superior client services. Throughout many economic cycles over the years, the real estate community has relied on Pircher’s depth of experience to handle its most complex transactions including sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, financing, leasing and development, workouts and other sophisticated matters.

Pircher’s company profile and the 2021 "Best Law Firms" rankings can be found on