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CGS3 Earns 2020 Best Law Firm Recognitions

November 1, 2019 CGS3 News Release

SAN DIEGO (November 1, 2019) – The publishers of U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America have named Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson (CGS3) as a top-tier firm in San Diego for both real estate law and tax law for 2020.

Firms included in the 2020 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are lauded for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

To earn eligibility for the Best Law Firms listing, a firm must have at least one attorney in the current Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 5% of private practicing lawyers in the United States. Six CGS3 partners – Robert “Bob” Bell, Tom Crosbie, Ray Gliner, Phil Jelsma, Dana Schiffman and Craig Swanson – are featured in the 2020 edition.

According to Best Lawyers, for best law firm consideration, firms throughout the United States – across 75 national practice areas – were reviewed.  Awards were given in 127 metropolitan practice areas.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession. Because of the exacting methodology involved, the annual ranking is regarded as the industry’s definitive guide to legal excellence. For three decades, Best Lawyers has become a resource for both lawyers and clients looking for top legal talent.

About Best Lawyers

For nearly 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers rankings are published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe. For more information, visit

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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