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CGS3 Earns 2021 Best Law Firms Recognitions

November 5, 2020 Robert “Bob” Bell, Thomas Crosbie, Ray Gliner, Phil Jelsma, Dana Schiffman, Craig Swanson News Release


SAN DIEGO (Nov. 5, 2020) – U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson (CGS3) as a Tier 1 firm in San Diego for Real Estate Law and Tax Law and a Tier 3 firm in San Diego for Construction Law in 2021.

Firms included in the 11th edition of the publication are lauded for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  This is the sixth consecutive year CGS3 has been recognized by Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for Tax Law, its fifth year for Real Estate Law, and its first year for Construction Law.

A firm must have at least one attorney in the current edition of Best Lawyers in America© to earn eligibility for the “Best Law Firms” listing. Best Lawyers recognizes the top 5% of private practicing lawyers in the United States. Six CGS3 partners – Robert J. Bell, Tom Crosbie, Ray Gliner, Phil Jelsma, Dana Schiffman and Craig Swanson – are featured in the 2021 edition, with Crosbie named a Best Lawyers 2021 Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in San Diego.

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 75 national practice areas and 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.

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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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