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CGS3 Adds Joseph von Meier to Partnership

June 11, 2019 CGS3 News Release


Media Contact:
Sydnie Moore (619) 823-8448

SAN DIEGO (June 11, 2019) – Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3), a San Diego-based commercial

Cgs3 Adds Joseph von Meier To Partnership

Joseph von Meier, Partner

real estate law firm, announced today it has elected Joseph von Meier as its newest partner. Von Meier joined CGS3 in 2017 as senior counsel and will continue to work from the firm’s San Diego offices.

Specializing in commercial real estate law with an emphasis on development and construction related transactional matters, von Meier represents clients from across the country – concentrating his practice on high-profile, complex real estate transactions with a focus on student housing, multifamily, luxury residential and retail development and construction.

“We are more than thrilled to elect Joe into our partnership,” said Sean Southard, CGS3 partner. “Throughout his tenure with us a senior counsel, he has proven his commitment to our firm and our clients by delivering an outstanding client experience and developing solutions that make economic and business sense to all parties involved in a transaction. Joe is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, and he is a terrific colleague and resource to us and our clients.”

He embarked on his legal career at a Chicago-based Burke, Warren, Mackay and Serritella, where worked for 15 years – climbing the ranks to partner. After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from University of Michigan, he earned his J.D. cum laude from University of Wisconsin Law School.

Von Meier is licensed to practice law in California, Illinois and Wisconsin. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), San Diego County Bar Association and American Bar Association and was named a “Rising Star” multiple times by Chicago Super Lawyers early is his career.

About Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3)

Since its inception in 2013, CGS3 has quickly established a reputation as one of the leading real estate law firms in California, attracting some of the state’s finest real estate attorneys from both large corporate firms and senior in-house positions.

With practice areas including land use, finance, acquisition/disposition, entity formation, tax, development, land use, leasing, distressed assets and litigation/disputes, CGS3 is located at 12750 High Bluff Drive, Suite 250, San Diego, California 92130 and 10940 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, California 90024.  For more information, visit

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