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CGS3’s Sean Southard Lauded as an Influential Veteran Business Leader

November 7, 2022 Sean Southard CGS3 Team

Local Publication Honors Top Veteran Business Owners

SAN DIEGO – Sean Southard, a founding partner with Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson (CGS3), has been recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as an Influential Veteran Business Leader.

According to the publication, this awards program was launched to honor Top Influential Veteran Business Leaders in San Diego, supporting those leaders by acknowledging their contributions and commitment in the local business community. 

Since helping to found CGS3 more than nine years ago, Southard has played an essential and proactive role in its remarkable growth and success – working hard to establish the firm as a leader among breakout commercial real estate law firms, with more than thirty legal professionals working collaboratively to complete high-profile real estate deals throughout the United States.

Following graduation from University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations, Southard was commissioned by the U.S. Navy, serving tours in Iraq and Somalia.  His training as a U.S. Naval Officer prepared him well for the complex world of commercial real estate law – hardened his decision-making, judgment, and ability to balance competing priorities and client demands – providing him with the leadership abilities, focus and discipline needed in a fast-paced, dynamic and always challenging profession.

Along with being an accomplished business leader, he is a top attorney in his field – and over the past 20 years has successfully completed major leasing transactions totaling more than 10 million square feet of space across all sectors of commercial real estate, including retail, industrial, and office, with special leasing expertise in life science and retail asset types. 

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