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Phillip G. Nichols

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California, 1974


J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1974

  • Order of the Coif

B.A., Philosophy, cum laude, Occidental College, 1968

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Phillip G. Nichols, one of the founding members of the firm, now Senior Counsel, focuses on commercial real estate joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions as well as other complex real estate-related matters. His experience also includes financings, workouts and commercial leasing.

The clients he has represented include: Blackstone Realty Advisors, Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C., GEM Investors, Inc., JMB Realty Corporation, Regent Properties, Starwood Capital Group, Urban Shopping Centers, Inc., Walton Street Capital and Westrust Financial.

Professional & Community Affiliations

He is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

From 2008 to 2017, Phil served as Co-Chair, along with Glenn Sonnenberg, of the USC Gould School of Law’s annual Real Estate Law and Business Forum.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the USC Gould School of Law, where he teaches courses, limited to 10 students each, on real estate joint ventures and on real estate purchase agreements for commercial real property.

Member, State Bar of California, Real Estate section.

Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Estate section.

Served in the United States Marine Corps, 1969 to 1971.

Served more than 10 years on the Board of Directors, Affordable Living for the Aging, a non-profit organization that addresses housing needs of senior citizens with very limited means

Served more than 10 years on the Board of Directors, Shelter Partnership, an organization that provides goods and technical assistance to homeless shelters

Los Angeles County Bar Association Committee on the Homeless, Past Chair

Past President of Occidental College Alumni Board of Governors

Co-created, along with Stevens Carey, the materials for the 2015 UCLA Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Joint Venture Challenge