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CGS3 Partners Recognized in Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2017 CGS3 CGS3 Team

Latest Edition of Preeminent Legal Guide to Include Four CGS3 Attorneys

SAN DIEGO (August 22, 2017) – Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3) has announced that four partners – Tom Crosbie, Ray Gliner, Dana Schiffman and Phil Jelsma – have been included in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a prestigious national ranking of attorneys selected through an exhaustive annual peer-review process.

The Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession. This is the eighth year of recognition for both Jelsma and Schiffman and the first year for Crosbie and Gliner.

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

Cgs3 Partners Recognized In Best Lawyers In America

Dana Schiffman

CGS3 provides services throughout the entire commercial real estate life cycle and Schiffman, Jelsma, Crosbie and Gliner have considerable experience in all aspects of commercial real estate and tax law:

  • Schiffman, listed under real estate law, is well versed in a wide range of acquisition, development, leasing and financing matters for a variety of commercial real estate projects such as major hotel developments, mixed-use projects and transit-oriented development. His experience includes large portfolio sales, development agreements, CC&Rs, complex ground leases, build-to-suit leases and anchor retail leases.
Cgs3 Partners Recognized In Best Lawyers In America

Phil Jelsma

  • Jelsma, listed under tax law, is chair of the tax practice team at CGS3. He is widely recognized as one of the state’s leading joint venture and tax attorneys, with a 30-year background in real estate exchange transactions, syndications, nonprofit corporations and international tax planning.
Cgs3 Partners Recognized In Best Lawyers In America

Tom Crosbie

  • Crosbie, listed under real estate law, has extensive experience in a broad variety of commercial real estate areas, including acquisitions and dispositions, financing, leasing and construction in connection with commercial, residential, industrial, retail and mixed-use projects for local, regional and national real estate developers and investors.
Cgs3 Partners Recognized In Best Lawyers In America

Ray Gliner

  • Gliner, listed under real estate law, has an established reputation in representing landlords in various complex lease provisions, including lease takeover provisions, extensive overlapping expansion and contraction rights, and build-to-suit work letter/construction and related commencement date issues. Gliner also represents office, industrial and retail tenants in a range of lease negotiations and transactions, including subleasing and assignment issues, sale/leasebacks and contracts for tenant improvements. His practice also involves property management issues, broker listing and registration agreements, and related contract negotiations.


About Best Lawyers

Since 1983, Best Lawyers has compiled lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting extensive peer-review surveys in which thousands of top lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Because attorneys do not pay a fee for the listing, Best Lawyers has gained respect as the country’s most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. In addition to the print version, The Best Lawyers in America is posted online at

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, hospitality, entity formation, tax, development, leasing, distressed assets and litigation/disputes, CGS3 is located at 12750 High Bluff Drive, Suite 250, San Diego, and 11601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1600, Los Angeles. For more information, visit

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