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Fernando Landa Named a Finalist in Leaders in Law Awards

November 12, 2020 CGS3 CGS3 Team
Fernando Landa, Partner

Fernando Landa, Partner

CGS3 Attorney Lauded by San Diego Business Journal


SAN DIEGO (Nov. 12, 2020) – Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson (CGS3) partner Fernando Landa has been named a finalist in the San Diego Business Journal’s “Leaders in Law” awards for 2020.


This annual tribute spotlights leader attorneys from throughout San Diego County.


Landa represents public real estate investment trusts, private equity funds, institutional investors and entrepreneurial developers in the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and disposition of commercial real estate assets. Specializing in transactional matters, he has broad expertise working on large deals across the country and across the asset spectrum.  With a unique proficiency in distressed real estate workouts and receiverships – managing the sale of nearly $1 billion dollars of real estate assets through the judicial process over the last five years – Fernando is uniquely positioned to handle the anticipated onslaught of lease defaults and loan workouts fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic.


He has worked for such prestigious law firms as Allen Matkins and Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley, LLP, and also worked as general counsel for Trigild, a real estate services firm with offices nationwide.  In 2013, he joined CGS3 – now recognized by Chambers and one of the region’s premier commercial real estate law firms – as its seventh partner. His legal and leadership achievements have been recognized by various media and professional organizations: the California Bar Association’s Real Property Law Section awarded him the prestigious Morning Star award, given to the top five young real estate attorneys in the state. He has been recognized Super Lawyers in 2019 and 2020, including as a “Rising Star” in 2016, 2017 and 2018.  He also received the “REXIE Office Transaction of the Year” Recipient (representation of Trigild in a 207,000-square foot office lease) from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Inland Empire Chapter, in 2012.


Active both professionally and in the community, he is currently as co-president of the San Diego chapter of the California Receivers Forum and also serves on the board of the San Diego chapter of National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).  As a former board member of the San Diego Building Industry Political Action Committee (PAC) and a founding board member of the buildSD PAC, he provides grass-roots and financial assistance for candidates seeking elected office that support the real estate industry. 


About Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3)

CGS3 is a new generation commercial real estate law firm with practice areas covering the full 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 has recruited some of the state’s top real estate attorneys from both large corporate firms and senior in-house positions. CGS3 is located at 12750 High Bluff Drive, Suite 250, San Diego, California 92130 and 10940 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2200, Los Angeles, California 90024. For more information, visit

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