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CGS3 Named Among Best Law Firms for 2022 by U.S. News and Best Lawyers

November 4, 2021 CGS3 News Release

Best Law Firms 2022 Badge

SAN DIEGO (November 4, 2021) – The publishers of U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America® have named Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3) a top law firm in San Diego for real estate, construction and tax law.

Firms included in the 2022 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” are lauded for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  CGS3 was recognized in the San Diego metropolitan area as a Tier 1 firm for real estate law, a Tier 2 firm for tax law and a Tier 3 firm for construction law.

To earn eligibility for the “Best Law Firms” listing, a firm must have at least one attorney in the current edition of Best Lawyers, which recognizes the top 5% of private practicing lawyers in the United States.  Nine CGS3 partners – Robert (Bob) Bell, Sean Gaffney, Fernando Landa, Tom Crosbie, Marjorie Burchett, Ray Gliner, Phil Jelsma, Dana Schiffman and Craig Swanson – are featured in the 2022 edition.

According to Best Lawyers, for “Best Law Firms” 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.

Ranked firms, presented in three tiers, are recognized on a national and regional-based scale.  Firms that received a tier designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas.

Because of the exacting methodology involved, this annual ranking is regarded as the industry’s definitive guide to legal excellence.  Over the decades, Best Lawyers has emerged as resource for both lawyers and clients looking for top legal talent.


About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For almost 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.


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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