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CGS3 Partner Named to Daily Transcript’s “50 Influential Leaders” List

September 10, 2018 CGS3 News Release

SAN DIEGO (September 7, 2018) – Phillip Jelsma, a partner with Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3), is featured in The Daily Transcript’s “50 Influential Leaders” for 2018, a special supplement which highlights San Diego County’s most influential business leaders in industries ranging from real estate to the public sector.

With decades of experience in structuring sophisticated real estate and business transactions, Jelsma is chair of CGS3’s tax practice team.

Widely recognized as one of the state’s leading joint venture and tax attorneys, his practice focuses on tax planning and limited liability company (LLC) and partnership business with an emphasis on commercial real estate and nonprofit corporations. He is skilled in all facets of tax law and commercial real estate – including real estate exchanges, syndications, nonprofit corporations and international tax planning.  He also has extensive experience supporting corporate mergers and acquisitions, including representing buyers and sellers in consolidations, stock and asset purchases, management buyouts, and related transactions.

As part of his legal practice, Jelsma serves as an expert witness in partnership and LLC disputes, particularly fiduciary duty and allocation issues, and attorney standards of care. Since 1989, he has been an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he specializes in tax law.

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 Southern 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, hospitality, entity formation, tax, development, leasing, distressed assets and litigation/disputes, CGS3 is located at 12750 High Bluff Drive, Suite 250, San Diego, and 10940 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles.

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