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CGS3 Earns Coveted Band 4 Ranking in Chambers USA 2021 Guide

May 24, 2021 CGS3 News Release

SAN DIEGO (May 24, 2021) – Elevating its ranking in the legal industry’s preeminent resource guide, Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3) has earned a coveted spot in “Band 4” of the ranking tables for Real Estate in the Chambers USA 2021 Guide.

CGS3 is among 21 California real estate law firms to be ranked in this year’s Chambers USA Guide and boasts one of the leanest headcounts among the distinguished group.

CGS3 has been recognized in the annual Chambers USA Guide since 2017, most notably as a “Recognised Practitioner”.  This year marks the first time the firm has achieved a Band 4 ranking.  Each spring, the Chambers Guide – widely regarded as the most reliable source in the marketplace – ranks law firms and individual lawyers in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the highest.  According to Chambers, being included in any band is a significant achievement.  

Generally considered the gold-standard for identifying leading firms and attorneys around the world, Chambers is a preeminent legal research and ranking publisher.  Its legal rankings are based on in-depth market analysis and independent research conducted by a team of more than 200 research analysts.  The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients.

“We are grateful to once again be part of the top real estate law firms in the world,” said CGS3 partner Sean Southard.  “We believe this distinction is a testament to our Different by Design’ architecture and our unwavering commitment to delivering a best-in-class experience to our commercial real estate clients who rely on us on getting their deals done on-time, on-budget and without burning bridges.”

As a result of a carefully orchestrated growth strategy, CGS3 is now one of the region’s leading commercial real estate law firms – with top legal talent and highly specialized services designed to support its sophisticated client base.

About Chambers USA

Chambers USA relies on client and market feedback, in addition to firm-supplied information, to develop its annual rankings.  Chambers considers technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities valued by clients when determining rankings.

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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