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CGS3 Earns 2023 Best Law Firm Recognition

November 3, 2022 CGS3 CGS3 Team

The publishers of U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America have again named Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson (CGS3) a Tier 1 law firm for real estate, a Tier 2 tax law firm and a Tier 3 firm for construction law and litigation/construction for 2023.  

Firms included in the 2023 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are lauded for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

A firm must have at least one attorney in the current 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. Seven CGS3 partners – Robert J. BellThomas B.  CrosbieSean Gaffney, Ray B. Gliner, Phillip L. Jelsma, Dana I. Schiffman and Craig D. Swanson – are featured in the 2023 edition, with Bell named a “Lawyer of the Year,” for construction.

According to Best Lawyers, the “Best Law Firms” designation is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process

Hailed as the legal industry’s gold standard, 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.  Over four decades, Best Lawyers has evolved into the leading resource for both lawyers and clients looking for top legal talent.

About Best Lawyers

For more than 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)

CGS3 is a recognized leader among a new generation of commercial real estate law firms with practice areas covering the entire commercial real estate life cycle, including finance, acquisition/disposition, entity formation, tax, development & construction, land use, leasing, distressed asset workouts and dispute resolution.  CGS3 has recruited and continues to recruit top real estate attorneys from both large corporate firms and senior in-house positions.  For more information, visit