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. 

Representing Real Estate Developers

Homebuilders, multi-family developers, and other commercial real estate developers trust Corin to guide them through the various aspects of acquisition, disposition, and development of real estate projects as well as other merger, recapitalization, and asset deals.  He has negotiated purchase and sale agreements, membership interest sale agreements, merger agreements, profit-participation agreements, cost-sharing agreements, development agreements, mortgages and deeds of trust, promissory notes, security agreements, and other related documents that are central to real estate development.

Representing Landlords And Tenants

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


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

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.

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

Acted as outside counsel, on a pro bono basis, to a government not-for-profit entity in its financing of low-income housing projects and landlord rental subsidy program.

Awards &


  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014-2018

Professional Affiliations

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


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