The Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Joint Venture Challenge

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!

This competition takes place each year in March. Students from Berkeley Law, Berkeley-Haas, and the College of Environmental Design will team up to negotiate a simulated real estate deal prepared by leading real estate law firm Pircher, Nichols & Meeks. Students enter individually and team members will be assigned randomly. No prior experience in joint venture (JV) structuring, real estate finance or similar activities is necessary.

In early March, teams are typically announced and provided with a real estate deal fact pattern and a list of key legal and business issues.  The competition is hosted at Berkeley Law. Teams will attend an overview presentation on real estate JVs, participate in a 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.

This competition organized by the Berkeley Center for Law and Business, Berkeley-Haas, and the College of Environmental Design.