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BCLB: The Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Joint Venture (JV) Challenge 2021

Friday, March 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday, March 5, 2021 | VIRTUAL COMPETITION

A great opportunity to gain practical experience in business transactions and finance, enhance your resume, work with peers in the law, business and environmental design schools, and compete for $3,000 in prize money! 

Students from Berkeley Law, Berkeley-Haas, and the College of Environmental Design will be teamed up on March 5,2021 to negotiate a simulated real estate deal prepared by leading real estate law firm Pircher, Nichols & Meeks. Students apply individually and team members will be selected to compete against teams from UCLA. No prior experience in joint venture structuring, real estate finance or similar activities is necessary.

In early February, teams will be announced and provided with a real estate deal fact pattern and a list of key legal and business issues.  On March 5th from 12pm to 5pm on zoom, teams will attend a one-hour overview presentation on real estate JVs, participate in a two-hour coaching session with a lawyer coach, and then negotiate the issues against opposing teams,  in front of a panel of judges with significant JV experience who will evaluate each team’s performance.

If you’re interested, please apply by emailing (a) a resume, (b) a statement of interest (2-3 sentences on why you are interested in the competition), and (c) a commitment of availability by February 5, 2021 to Alexandra Diamant at adiamant@law.berkeley.edu.

Co-sponsored by the Board of Advocates and the Berkeley Business Law Journal. 


Friday, March 5, 2021
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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