Joseph P. Corish
t: 703.284.7282
f: 703.525.2207


Joseph Corish is a shareholder of Bean, Kinney & Korman, practicing primarily in commercial finance and complex loan transactions. He has a depth of knowledge in real estate loans, asset based loans, commercial and industrial loans and loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration. He is skilled in structuring loan workouts and collateral liquidation, loan sales, lender liability claims, as well as permanent finance for office buildings, shopping centers and multifamily housing.

With over 30 years of legal experience, Joe also assists clients with land acquisition and development, construction-related issues, bankruptcy litigation and government contracting matters. He represents a variety of businesses and individuals with their general business issues, including types of formation entities, governance documents, employment issues, commercial settlements and general contract disputes.

In addition to the practice of law, Joe routinely provides seminars on lending, bankruptcy, real estate and government contracting issues.

Beyond the Suit

When Joe isn’t knee deep in loan and real estate documentation, he can usually be found on the basketball court coaching an AAU boys’ basketball team. He also enjoys golfing and taking part in a men’s bible study. As much as he enjoys those activities, his favorite pastime is spending time with his wonderful wife and three terrific kids.


  • Represented a lending institution that entered into a complex set of loan workout agreements with respect to its borrower (loan proceeds used by borrower to, in turn, make loans to other personal entities secured by real estate). The transaction resulted in the lending institution taking control and foreclosing on 407 notes and parcels of real estate to satisfy primary loan obligation.
  • Represented a lending institution in a land acquisition, development and construction. The transaction included providing for multiple loans, financing the purchase of land, the development of the land to build the commercial property and the construction of commercial property (primarily single family homes) on the property site.

Bar and Court Admissions

Virginia, 1987

Maryland, 1994

District of Columbia, 1994

Supreme Court of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 1986

University of Richmond, B.S., 1983


Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Hal J. Bonney, Jr., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1986 – 1987

Awards and Honors

Arlington Magazine, Top Attorney – Business/Corporate, Real Estate, 2019

Best Lawyers in America, Banking & Finance Law, 2013 – 2022

Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Leader in the Law, 2012

SmartCEO, Legal Elite, 2010

Washingtonian, Top Real Estate Lawyer, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell


Walter P. Chandler American Inn of Court

Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar

Risk Management Association


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