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

Monday, March 13, 2017 at Berkeley Law 

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! Join us at an information session to learn more about the competition. 

Students from Berkeley Law, Berkeley-Haas, and the College of Environmental Design will be teamed up on March 13, 2017 at Berkeley Law 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 structuring, real estate finance or similar activities is necessary.

In early March, teams will be announced and provided with a real estate deal fact pattern and a list of key legal and business issues.  On March 13th from 8am to 1pm at Berkeley Law, 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 10, 2017 to Delia Violante at dviolante@law.berkeley.edu by February, 27, 2017.

An information session will also be held on Monday, February 13, 2017 in Room 170 from 12:45pm to 1:45pmRegistration is requested and lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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