The Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Joint Venture (JV) Challenge | March 20, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020 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 20, 2020 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 20th from 12pm to 5pm 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.

For an introductory video, click here (password:Pircher)

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 27, 2019 to Alexandra Diamant at

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


For more information, please view the 2019 Q&A Webinar with coaches William Jackson and Michael Soejoto from Pircher, Nichols and Meeks below.