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CGS3 Earns Coveted Band 4 Ranking in Chambers USA 2022 Guide

June 15, 2022 Thomas Crosbie CGS3 Team

Southern California Firm recognized in Leading Legal Directory

SAN DIEGO (June 14, 2022) – Maintaining its ranking in the leading legal resource guide, Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3)  has earned a coveted Practice Ranking for Real Estate in the Chambers USA 2022 Guide, which ranks the top law firms and lawyers across the country.   Additionally, firm partner Thomas Crosbie has been individually ranked in the prestigious guide for the first time.  

One of the profession’s most respected and comprehensive guides, the publication’s team of more than 200 researchers conducts in-depth assessments and thousands of interviews each year, emphasizing client feedback in making its selections.  The Chambers USA Guide is published each spring.

This year marks the third time CGS3 has achieved a Band 4 Ranking for Real Estate. Each year, Chambers ranks law firms and individual lawyers in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the highest ranking. According to Chambers, being ranked in any band is a significant achievement.  The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment.  The Chambers USA guide and legal rankings cover practice areas in all 50 states, Washington, DC and at nationwide level, with hundreds of practice area-based ranking tables identifying the best practice groups and lawyers working across the US legal market. 

According to CGS3 founding partner Sean Southard, 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.  “We are honored to be featured once again in this prestigious guide,”  he said.  “It is a validation and testament to our keen focus on strategic growth and our unwavering commitments to our clients and CGS3 professional team.”

About Chambers USA

Chambers USA is the leading legal directory, ranking the top lawyers and law firms across the USA.  Legal rankings are based on unrivaled and in-depth market analysis and independent research, all of which is conducted by a dedicated team of researchers.  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