Three new partners appointed at PNM.
Feb. 11, 2013
-- The national real estate law firm Pircher, Nichols & Meeks has promoted Robert J. Cooper, Daniel B. Guggenheim and Michael D. Soejoto to partner. The new partners all practice within the firm’s Los Angeles office.
Cooper joined the firm in 2004 as an associate in the real estate practice. His practice focuses on the representation of institutional investors in real estate acquisitions and dispositions, financings and joint ventures as well as other transactional real estate-related matters. Cooper was included in the 2010 and 2011 Southern California Super Lawyers-Rising Stars lists. He has given several presentations regarding real estate joint ventures, including a presentation to the Los Angeles County Bar Association titled “Five Joint Venture Issues that are Often Overlooked or Misunderstood.”
Cooper is a member of the real estate sections of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, The State Bar of California and the American Bar Association, and is the co-chair of the firm’s recruiting committee. He received his J.D. and Master of Real Estate Development degrees in 2004 from the University of Southern California.
Guggenheim joined the firm in 2007 as an associate in the real estate department. He has experience representing opportunity and hedge funds, mortgage and mezzanine lenders, and commercial and residential developers in all aspects of transactional real estate. Guggenheim was recently honored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association with the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award for 2012, and was included in the 2010 and 2012 Southern California Super Lawyers-Rising Stars lists. He is the co-author of “Important Issues in Purchasing and Resolving Distressed Real Estate Debt,” published in Real Estate Industry & Law Report by BNA, Inc., and has also given numerous presentations regarding distressed real estate debt and real estate joint ventures. Guggenheim received his J.D. in 2004 from the University of Southern California School of Law and is active with the USC Law School Alumni Association.
Soejoto joined the firm in 2004 as an associate in the firm’s tax department. His practice includes federal and state taxation, with an emphasis on partnership taxation and the taxation of real estate transactions, including real estate investment trusts and real estate investments by tax-exempt organizations. Soejoto was included in the 2012 Southern California Super Lawyers-Rising Star list. He has given several presentations on tax and economic matters and joint venture agreements, including the Strafford Publishing webinar “Real Estate Joins Ventures: Opportunities and Legal Risks (Negotiating and Structuring the JV Operating Agreement)” and a presentation to the Los Angeles County Bar Association entitled “Five Joint Venture Issues that are Often Overlooked or Misunderstood.”
Soejoto received his J.D. in 2002 from the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law.