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First Recipient of USD School of Law/Stacey Curry-CGS3 Diversity Scholarship Named

June 2, 2022 CGS3 CGS3 Team

Gabriela Kula Awarded $10,000 Scholarship

SAN DIEGO (June 2, 2022) – Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3), a Southern California-based commercial real estate law firm, has announced the first recipient of its University of San Diego (USD) School of Law/Stacey Curry-CGS3 Diversity Scholarship, Gabriela Kula.

CGS3 has awarded its inaugural Diversity Scholarship to Kula in an amount of $10,000 in support of her law education.

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law/Stacey Curry-CGS3 Diversity Scholarship – named in honor of Stacey Curry, a former CGS3 employee who suffered a tragic fatal accident in 2018 – was created and funded by the partners at CGS3 to recognize a USD law student who demonstrates academic merit, financial need and an interest in increasing diversity in the legal profession.

“We are incredibly honored to recognize Gabriela’s academic and personal achievements with this scholarship.  While we received many worthy applications, we are certain that she’s the perfect representative of CGS3’s mission to honor the memory of Stacey Curry with this well-earned award,” said Sean Southard, a CGS3 founding partner.

Kula, who plans to graduate in 2023, is from Manhattan Beach, California and is interested in practicing law in a transactional field. She hopes to one day be a law professor. She is involved with the Law Students for Cross-Racial Understanding and the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA).

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 is recruiting 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