Corin M. Korenaga



Corin is a transactional real estate attorney whose practice focuses on acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, and merger and acquisition deals.  He prides himself on strategically and efficiently negotiating, documenting and closing transactions, all while paying close attention to his clients' business objectives.  Before joining Cox, Castle & Nicholson in 2011, Corin practiced at law firms in Honolulu and Chicago.  He currently resides in Santa Monica with his wife and 2 boys.

Representing Real Estate Developers

Corin guides homebuilders and other commercial real estate developers through the various aspects of acquisition, disposition, and development of real estate projects as well as other merger, recapitalization, and asset deals.  He advises on all deal stages from structuring, negotiation and documentation, diligence efforts, closing, and development.

Representing Landlords And Tenants

Corin represents landlords and tenants in negotiating sophisticated office, industrial, retail, medical office, and ground leases.  He serves as the lead attorney for leasing, tenant disputes, lease workouts, and other day-to-day operational matters at several major developments throughout California.  Over the years he has routinely handled in excess of 1.5 million square feet of leasing-related transactions annually.


Represented a state pension fund in a $500+ million recapitalization and merger deal with a national multi-family developer.

Represented a major public residential developer with its acquisition of assets from private residential developers in Texas, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Represented a private residential developer with its disposition of business assets in Las Vegas, NV.

Represented a private residential developer with its disposition of business assets in Texas.

Represented a regional landlord in connection with office, retail and industrial projects in Northern and Southern California.

Represented a national landlord in connection with office projects and buildings located in Chicago, Boston, New York City, and Southfield, Michigan.

Represented the buyer of the Playboy Mansion in what was, at the time, the largest residential sales transaction in Los Angeles County history.

Represented a major private residential developer in connection with the acquisition of land from a California redevelopment agency and subsequent disposition to a merchant builder and big box retailer.

Awards &


  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014-2019

Professional Affiliations

  • Stanford Professionals In Real Estate
  • BOMA - Greater Los Angeles, Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)


Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Hawaii
  • State Bar of Illinois


  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2005
  • B.A., Stanford University, 2001, with honors