Pircher, Nichols & Meeks LLP
John H. Irons joined Pircher in 1990 and leads the firm’s Executive Committee as its longest serving member. Irons has served on the Committee since 2013, handling all aspects of firm administration and maintaining strong professional relationships with other legal professionals outside of the firm. With 30 years of sophisticated real estate practice under his belt, he has been involved in several multi-billion-dollar deals as lead counsel and many more complex acquisitions, dispositions and financings over the course of his career. He also has significant experience in working with transactions related to large real estate portfolios. In the last year alone, Irons has represented transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $2 billion. Irons counts Blackstone Real Estate Advisors and its subsidiaries including LivCor, BRE Select Hotels and EQ Office, formerly known as Equity Office Properties, among his principal clients, directing all of their efforts by the firm for more than 20 years. Other clients Irons has represented include: AIG Global Real Estate, Atherton-Newport Investments LLC, CarrAmerica, Colony Advisors, Countrywide Home Loans, Credit Suisse First Boston, Farallon Capital Management, LLC., Hilton Worldwide, Inc., IndCor Properties Inc., ING Barings, JMB Realty Corporation, Northwood Investors LLC, Och-Ziff Real Estate, Playa Capital Company and Secured Capital Corp. He has built long-term relationships with many of these clients that have resulted in continuous work with them throughout his career. An “AV Preeminent” rated attorney in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, Irons was previously named a BTI Client Service All-Star and has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Real Estate Law by Best Lawyers® since 2018. He has also been selected as a Super Lawyers' Top-Rated Real Estate Attorney in Los Angeles for the last three years. In 2019, Irons was also selected as the sole California attorney to be featured in the Real Estate Law Experts Directory.