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CGS3 Launches New Office In Los Angeles

July 12, 2016 CGS3 CGS3 Team

“New Law” Firm Business Model Expands its California Footprint

LOS ANGELES (July 12, 2016) – Concentrating on expanding its Southern California presence to more efficiently service its clients’ needs, Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3) – a rapidly growing San Diego-based commercial real estate law firm – has opened a new Los Angeles office spearheaded by firm partner David Swartz. The new offices are located at 2425 Olympic Boulevard in Santa Monica.

As part of its move into Los Angeles, CGS3 is quickly expanding its new land use practice with the addition of its newest attorney Amy Tsai-Shen, previously with Los Angeles-based Elkins Kalt. In addition to her extensive background in obtaining land use entitlements, Tsai-Shen is a certified public accountant. She holds a bachelor’s degree from University of British Columbia and a J.D. from Yeshiva University.

According to CGS3 partner Sean Southard, the new L.A. office is key to the firm’s ability to service the growing needs of its clients in terms of responsiveness, quality of work product and getting deals done. “By expanding our footprint into Los Angeles, we will be able to better serve our existing LA- and Orange County-based clients while also improving our ability to attract best-in-class commercial real estate lawyers who share our commitment to addressing our clients’ legal needs with innovation and creativity and to partnering with them in achieving their business goals,” Southard said.

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, leasing, distressed assets and litigation/disputes, CGS3 serves clients throughout California and across the United States.  CGS3 is located at 12750 High Bluff Drive, Suite 250, San Diego, California 92130 and 2425 Olympic Boulevard, Suite 4000W, Santa Monica, California 90404. For more information, visit

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