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Danny Guggenheim is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Pircher, Nichols & Meeks LLP, and dedicates the bulk of his practice to the representation of private equity funds, real estate companies, non-bank lenders and other investors in connection with commercial real estate joint ventures, financings, acquisitions and dispositions.
He has been recognized with the “AV Preeminent” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 2015, and has been included in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Real Estate Law since 2014, and in the Southern California Super Lawyers list since 2017.
Guggenheim speaks frequently on a variety of real estate topics, and is the author or co-author of “HVCRE-What? Managing Uncertainty Around HVCRE Loans,” Commercial Property Executive (June 7, 2017), “Programmatic JVs: Structural Distinctions, Key Considerations,” Commercial Property Executive (July 6, 2016), “The IRR Ate My Capital! How IRR Hurdles in Real Estate JVs May Cannibalize Contributions Made After Promote Distributions,” Commercial Property Executive (April 21, 2015), “Contribution Default Remedies in a Real Estate Venture,” Business Entities (November/December 2013), and “Important Issues in Purchasing and Resolving Distressed Real Estate Debt,” BNA Inc. Real Estate Industry & Law Report (March 2009). He also holds a California real estate broker license.
Guggenheim received his BA in 2000 from Columbia University, and his JD in 2004 from the University of Southern California. While at USC Gould, he served as an Introduction to Lawyering Skills (ILS) instructor and as president of the Student Bar Association, was a member of the National Moot Court Team, and received the Shattuck Award for Leadership as well as the Order of the Laurel and Palm Award for Leadership and Service. Guggenheim served on the USC Gould Alumni Association’s Executive Committee from 2014-2016 as chair of regional programs, and remains an active member of the USC Gould community.
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Franita Tolson was quoted in the New Yorker about the legal challenges likely to follow the 2020 presidential election. “You will still see many claims that absentee ballots have been wrongly rejected, and those will lead to court cases," Tolson said. "The fact that we are generating lots of voting by mail will generate a lot of litigation.”
"Lessons from Luckin Coffee: The Underappreciated Risks of Variable Interest Entities," Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, July 28, 2020.
"Big is not necessarily bad," The Hill, July 30, 2020.
“The Death of the Income Tax (or, The Rise of America's Universal Wage Tax),” Indiana Law Journal 95 (2020): 1233.