ANDREW T. KIRSH, FOUNDING PARTNER
Andrew T. Kirsh is a Co-Chairman of Sklar Kirsh LLP, the Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department, and a member of the Management Committee. 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 and 2020 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 (2013-2019) as a “Southern California Super Lawyer.” In addition, Andrew was honored as part of Connect Media’s 2020 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. 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.