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CGS3 Welcomes David L. Dick as Of Counsel

February 8, 2023 David Dick CGS3 Team

CGS3 Commercial Real Estate Law Firm Lands Marquee Attorney

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 8, 2023) – Adding a key player to its team of best-in-class lawyers, Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3), a San Diego-based commercial real estate law firm, has named David L. Dick as Of Counsel to the firm.  Dick, a seasoned and highly regarded commercial real estate transactional attorney, joins the firm’s complex transactions group.  

For the past 10 years Dick has practiced at Lexterra PLC in San Diego – focusing on high profile commercial real estate and business transactions throughout San Diego and California.

“David represents the best of the best in real estate law with billions of dollars of real estate transactions under his belt.  His unparalleled knowledge of California’s evolving real estate landscape and market forces, reputation for excellence and ability to get deals done, no matter how complex, are just a few of his many attributes,” said CGS3 founding partner Sean Southard. “He is a game changer for any real estate firm and will immediately add to our proven reputation for providing our clients with stellar results and personal attention they have come to expect from the CGS3 team.”

Over his career, Dick has represented some of the region’s highest profile commercial and residential developers and technology companies in matters such as land and commercial property acquisition, development planning and government entitlements, equity, debt and structured financing, leasing, disposition, risk management and dispute resolution.

He also previously served as a partner and general counsel at The Allen Group as well as a partner at several notable San Diego law firms, including Hogan Guiney Dick LLP and Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now DLA Piper).

A former two-term member the Peninsula Community Planning Board, he previously served for eight years as a commissioner of the San Diego Housing Commission.  Dick is currently an active member of the San Diego County Bar Association and a LEAD San Diego Alumni.

Dick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Stanford University and earned his J.D. from University of Southern California Gould School of Law where he was the winner of the Hale Moot Court Honors competition.

About Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3)

CGS3 is a recognized leader among a new generation of highly specialized and focused 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 recruits some of the state’s top real estate attorneys from both large corporate firms and senior in-house positions.  For more information, visit