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CGS3 Partner Amelia Sanchez Honored as One of Top 50 Women of Influence

April 1, 2024 Amelia Sanchez CGS3 Team

Amelia Sanchez, a partner with Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson (CGS3), has been recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as one of San Diego’s Top 50 Women of Influence over 50.  According to the publication, this awards program was launched to honor and support the Top 50 women leaders of influence over 50 in San Diego – acknowledging their contributions and commitment to the community.

Sean Southard, a CGS3 founding partner, says Maas is well-deserving of this latest accolade. “A key part of CGS3’s forward-thinking business model and valued member of our legal team, Amelia is committed to fulfilling our mission of delivering a best-in-class client experience,” he said. “”Her strong work ethic, as well as a proven track record of achieving core business objectives, resolving complex issues and completing transactions through strategic and efficient legal negotiations, is exactly the professionalism and expertise our clients expect.”

Sanchez joined CGS3 as senior counsel in 2015 and was promoted to partner in 2022. With nearly 30 years of commercial real estate and transactional experience, she has successfully represented national, regional and local companies in all asset categories – developing deep expertise in supporting and advising business clients on leasing transactions that include retail, office, financial, life science, mixed use, industrial, telecommunications and solar leases and on purchase and sale transactions. In addition to her breadth of commercial real estate experience, Sanchez has handled a variety of business and transactional matters, including licensing, consultant, easement, access, vendor, co-marketing, service and management agreements.

Prior to joining CGS3, she was senior legal counsel for Cricket Communications in San Diego an as well as general counsel at Newland Communities. Additionally, she worked at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton representing commercial real estate clients.

She holds a J.D. from USD School of Law and earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Dartmouth.

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, land use, leasing, distressed asset workouts and dispute resolution. Earning a reputation as one of California’s leading commercial real estate law firms, CGS3 continues to recruit some of the state’s top real estate attorneys from both large corporate firms and senior in-house positions. For more information, visit