Corie A. Edwards

Partner

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • UrbanPlan Facilitator (2011 – Present)

TRANSACTIONAL LAW

Corie A. Edwards is a real estate and construction attorney at Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP.  Corie provides transactional support to the firm’s real estate development practice, working in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. She has been honored to contribute to several of San Francisco’s large-scale projects, as well as smaller-scale development by some of the City’s most well-regarded developers.  Corie’s practice spans the greater Bay Area: from wine country to Silicon Valley, to jurisdictions in the East Bay and North Bay, and into the Sacramento Valley.

Corie’s real estate practice is informed by over 20 years as a litigation attorney, during which time she focused on resolving complex commercial disputes for real estate- and construction-industry clients.

The diversity of Corie’s practice includes insurance coverage and insurance bad faith litigation, title insurance claims, mechanics’ lien foreclosure actions, secured transactions litigation, claims under the Unfair Business Practices Act, interference actions, elder abuse litigation, real estate fraud/non-disclosure, and construction litigation.  Corie’s unique mix of expertise helps her clients understand and mitigate risk, develop creative deal structures, and prepare & negotiate development-related agreements with local jurisdictions and owners of neighboring properties.

Outside of her legal practice, Corie serves as Chair of the Housing Advisory Committee for the City of San Ramon.  She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Programs Committee for the 2020 Fall Meeting, a Member of the 2020 Fall Meeting Host Committee, and Vice Chair for the Commercial Local Product Council (San Francisco District Council).  Corie previously Co-Chaired the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative in San Francisco, was an Acting Co-Chair of the Sustainable Development Committee and liaison to the Major Programs Committee, and has participated in the development of the District Council’s last two strategic plans.

regularly volunteers to bring ULI’s UrbanPlan to several Bay Area high schools, and has served as a judge for the moot court program at Hastings College of the Law.

EDUCATION

  • B.A., 1993, University of California at Riverside (Philosophy-Law and Society and Political Science)
  • J.D., 1996, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

EXPERIENCE/NOTABLE PROJECTS

  • Negotiated construction contracts for commercial and residential projects in the City and County of San Francisco and Alameda County, California.
  • Defended international real estate investor in quiet title action concerning ownership of parking garage, mixed-use development project, in San Francisco, California.
  • Successfully opposed efforts to enjoin redevelopment of parcels in a shopping center in Contra Costa County, California.
  • Represented an investment fund in Monterey County, California with a judicial foreclosure action and companion mortgage fraud claim, concerning commercial property acquired for development.
  • Prepared & negotiated purchase documents for acquisition of Oakland, California properties for redevelopment into 76-unit apartment community, with the relocation of existing historic structures.
  • Counsel to a private property owner in the negotiation of a parcel map waiver in Oakland, California, and resolution of related title insurance claim in connection with the encroachment of residential improvements.
  • Obtained summary judgment and award of attorneys’ fees and costs in favor of property owner on $1.7 million wrongful eviction claim following an owner-move-in eviction in San Francisco, California.
  • Prosecuted quiet title lawsuit regarding access easement over 195-acre ranch property in Contra Costa County, California.
  • Defended unfair competition action regarding alleged failure to mine construction aggregate from a leased property in Madera County, California.
  • Defended a commercial property owner in $4.2M mechanic’s lien claim by tenant improvement contractor, following the bankruptcy of tenant.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • City of San Ramon (2015 – Present), Housing Advisory Committee
  • Contra Costa County Superior Court (2013 – 2015) Approved Discovery Facilitator

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • State Bar of California (1996 – present), Member of Real Property and Environmental Law Sections
  • Urban Land Institute (San Francisco District Council) (2005 – Present)
  • Urban Land Institute Co-Chair of Women’s Leadership Initiative (Programs Committee) (2013 – Present)
  • Urban Land Institute Member of Sustainable Development Committee
  • Environmental Law Institute (2013 – 2014)