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Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Promotes Eric Shortz to Partner

January 2021

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks has announced the promotion of Eric B. Shortz to partner of the firm. Shortz has built a strong legal practice over the last two decades with a focus on all aspects of transactional real estate, particularly the representation of borrowers in complex financings.

Shortz makes the transition to partner from his current role as one of Pircher’s of counsel team members. In his time with the firm, he has represented notable clients such as Westcore Properties, LLC, Lion Real Estate Group, LLC, Roundhouse Group, Inc. and Marble Partners, LLC.

“Eric has been an integral member of the Pircher team for many years, and has worked closely with our clients and contributed to the excellent client service for which the firm is known,” said John Irons, partner at Pircher and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “His deep understanding of the firm and our clients’ needs will make for a seamless transition as he takes on the role of partner, a move that we believe will greatly benefit Pircher and its clients alike.” 

Shortz joined Pircher as an associate in 2001 and moved into his of counsel role in 2011. His work spans the spectrum of real estate law, including the formation of joint ventures, the negotiation and documentation of acquisition, sale, leasing, development and construction transactions as well as bridge, permanent and mezzanine financings.

Shortz has been recognized for his work as an honoree on the Super Lawyers “Southern California Rising Stars” lists in 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2016.

Shortz earned his J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was the associate executive editor of the Hastings Communication & Entertainment Law Journal. Shortz received his bachelor’s degree in economics and history from Bucknell University.