September 25, 2015
Phillip Nicholson, one of the founders of the real estate law firm Cox, Castle & Nicholson, has passed away at age 80. Nicholson, who was considered a legend in the real estate law industry, was with the Los Angeles-based firm for 47 years, since its launch in 1968.
Nicholson was known for his expertise in complex real estate transactions and litigation. He represented developers and investors in entity structures, project development, land use, equity and debt financing, strategic planning and other such areas.
Nicholson was on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, and was an active member of the California Continuing Education of the Bar. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law in 1961, and remained very involved with the school’s Lusk Center of Real Estate.