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CGS3 Adds to San Diego Legal Team

March 8, 2022 CGS3 General

Riley Cutner-Orrantia, Associate

Salvatore Padula, Associate

Tracy Hall, Paralegal


New Associate Attorneys, Paralegal Join CGS3’s San Diego Headquarters

SAN DIEGO (March 8, 2021) – Expanding its San Diego legal staff, Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3), a rapidly growing commercial real estate law firm, has announced the addition of Riley Cutner-Orrantia and Salvatore (Sal) Padula as associate attorneys as well as Tracy Hall as a paralegal in its San Diego offices.

According to CGS3 founding partner Sean Southard, all three add extensive commercial real estate expertise to the firm’s growing San Diego transactional and litigation teams.

“With a keen focus on commercial real estate public-private financing and renewable energy, Riley is a forward-thinking real estate attorney who represents developers and investors in all phases of the commercial real estate cycle – from acquisitions to financing,” Southard said. “An experienced litigator, Sal further rounds out our litigation practice, representing both plaintiffs and defendants across a broad range of civil matters, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, misappropriation, partnership dissolution and shareholder disputes. And Tracy will provide invaluable support with expertise including title review, loan documents, common interest developments and purchase and sale transactions.”

Prior to joining CGS3, Cutner-Orrantia was an associate at the Denver office of Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP, a boutique firm with a nationwide practice. She also worked as an associate real estate broker and was a student attorney with Colorado Law Sustainable Community Development Clinic.

Padula was previously a member of the commercial litigation group at Boyd Law, APC, a boutique litigation firm, and has provided pro bono consulting services on criminal defense and civil rights matters. Before embarking on his legal career, he was a realtor and property manager.

Prior to joining CGS3, Hall worked as a paralegal at Hecht Solberg and Morris Polich & Purdy in San Diego and at Angius & Terry and Bullivant Houser Baily in Las Vegas. She previously served in the U.S. army as a Korean language voice intercept operator for military intelligence.

Cutner-Orrantia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science from UCLA and earned her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law. Padula earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from UCSB and his J.D. from Notre Dame School of Law. A certified paralegal, Hall holds an associate’s degree in paralegal studies from Heritage College in Las Vegas.


About Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3)

CGS3 is a new generation commercial real estate law firm with practice areas covering the full commercial real estate life cycle, including finance, acquisition/disposition, entity formation, tax, development, land use, leasing, distressed asset workouts and dispute resolution. Earning a reputation as one of California’s leading commercial real estate law firms, CGS3 has recruited some of the state’s top real estate attorneys from both large corporate firms and senior in-house positions. CGS3 is located at 12750 High Bluff Drive, Suite 250, San Diego, California 92130 and 10940 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2200, Los Angeles, California 90024. For more information, visit


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