Alex J. Caruso



Alex Caruso is a real estate transactional attorney and a member of the Firm’s Land Development and Environmental teams. He handles a wide variety of real estate transactions, including assisting clients with the purchase, disposition and financing of retail centers, hotels and undeveloped land. He also assists with any retail leasing and ground leasing transactions. As a member of the Environmental team, his practice focuses on advising clients through a wide range of environmental matters, including environmental due diligence during real estate acquisitions, financing, land development and regulatory compliance.   In related matters, Alex represents clients in buyer/seller environmental dispute resolutions, and counsels clients in the requirements of U.S. and state environmental regulatory compliance issues and the development and implementation of environmental management systems. 

Prior to joining Cox Castle, Alex served as a Law Clerk in the Neighborhood Prosecutor’s Office for the Los Angeles City Attorney and as a Legal Extern for the Honorable Andre Birotte Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Alex received his J.D. from Pepperdine University in May 2017. During law school, Alex served as President of the Student Bar Association. He was the recipient of the Pepperdine University School of Law Parris Award for Excellence in Leadership. As an alumnus of Pepperdine Law, he currently co-chairs the Dean’s Council to the Law School’s Board of Advisors. He received his B.S. in Public Policy and Management with an emphasis in Real Estate Development from USC’s Price School of Public Policy in May 2013.

Awards &

Awards & Recognition

  • Pepperdine University School of Law Parris Award for Excellence in Leadership

Professional Affiliations

  • Pepperdine University School of Law Dean’s Council
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • American Bar Association

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California


  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2017
  • B.S., University of Southern California, 2013