Andrew T. Kirsh is a founding partner of Sklar Kirsh LLP and is the Chair of the firm’s Real Estate practice. Andrew is an experienced commercial real estate transactional attorney, whose clientele includes a broad spectrum of national, regional and local investors, funds, developers, operators, syndicators, private equity providers and lenders. Andrew’s practice involves all aspects of the real estate industry, including acquisitions, dispositions, equity investments, syndications, fund formation, development, leasing, financing, note purchases and foreclosures.
Andrew began his career as a real estate attorney in the Los Angeles office of the global firm, Latham & Watkins, where he practiced from 2000-2006. He then assisted with the opening of the Century City office of another international firm, Goodwin Procter, where he practiced from 2006-2009. Andrew was a partner of the Beverly Hills firm, Raines Feldman until 2013, when he opened Sklar Kirsh LLP with co-founding partner, Jeff Sklar.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Andrew graduated locally at Beverly Hills High School before attending Northwestern University where he was a four-year varsity baseball player, earning Academic All Big Ten Honors in each of his four years. After graduating college in 1997, Andrew stayed in Chicago, where he attended Northwestern University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 2000.
Andrew was recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2018 as a finalist for its “Leader in Law” award in the real estate category. He was also recognized by Los Angeles Business Journal in 2013 as a “Top 40 Real Estate Lawyer,” by Real Estate Forum in 2011 and 2012 as “Top 40 Under 40” in the real estate industry nationally, and by Law & Politics and Los Angeles magazine (2013-2018) as a “Southern California Super Lawyer.” Andrew is a frequent speaker at real estate industry conferences, including, at IMN, Bisnow, Connect Los Angeles, Crittenden National Real Estate, and Opus Connect.
Andrew is active in the Los Angeles community – serving on the Jewish Federation’s Real Estate Cabinet and active within Brentwood Country Club. Andrew was selected to become a Member of Young Presidents Organization – Malibu Chapter.
Andrew was honored to represent the United States as a player on the United States Fast Pitch Softball Team in the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel, the World’s third largest sporting event, which occurs every four years.
"I have worked with Sklar Kirsh on more than 20 transactions and they always provide outstanding service, are consistently responsive, and possess strong legal and business knowledge. Protecting the client is their top priority, while they simultaneously appreciate the need to be flexible and fluid in a transaction. Sklar Kirsh brings a deep network of relationships and wealth of experience to each transaction. I especially appreciate their ability to look at a deal from both a legal perspective as well as an investor's."
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