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At CGS3, we understand that reputation is everything, but not for the reasons you might expect.  To us, our reputation is meaningless if we fail to put our clients first in all things.  Accordingly, we aim to bring positive change to the way transactions and matters are handled by doing what is best, what is right and what is ethical on behalf of our clients – without ego and without haste.

Our primary objective is to bring immediate and meaningful value not only to our professional relationships but to every situation and interaction in which we engage.  From brokers and clients to opposing counsel and parties, we want everyone to be happy that a CGS3 lawyer is part of the deal.  When we are seen as reasonable, creative, efficient and informed, it elevates the game for everyone and challenges preconceived notions of how and when people use their attorneys.

We are grateful to have been recognized in the industry by the following organizations:

Chambers & Partners, one of the leading publishers of legal ranking guides in the world, is widely regarded as the most reliable source for law firm rankings in the marketplace.  Technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities valued by clients are key factors in determining if a law firm is ranked in the Chambers Guide.  For more information, visit

CGS3 has been recognized in Chambers Guide USA for the practice area of Real Estate in California since 2017 – and we hold this recognition as one of our most valued marks of excellence.  It is noteworthy that CGS3 is among the smallest firms in California to be given this honor, which is usually reserved for larger, international law firms.  View our profile here

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and one of the most respected peer review publications in the legal profession.  For almost 40 years, it has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties.  Best Lawyers® rankings are published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe.  The “Best Law Firms” publication ranks firms on a tier system whose attorneys are lauded for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  For more information, visit

CGS3 has been named a Tier 1 Metro “Best Law Firm” in Real Estate Law and Tax Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers since 2017.  Additionally, nine CGS3 attorneys were recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and one in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The selection process is based on peer nominations supported by interviews, independent research, data verification and good standing review.  Rising Stars meets the same criteria as Super Lawyers, except candidates must be 40 years old or younger or have practiced law for 10 or fewer years.  For more information, visit

Nearly one-half of CGS3 attorneys were featured in the 2020 edition of San Diego Super Lawyers, including one named to Rising Stars. features objectively quantified and qualified professionals in over 200 different industries across the top cities in the United States.  Each provider is hand-picked through a proprietary research and selection process based upon availability, reputation, qualifications, experience, engagement, and professionalism.  For more information, visit

CGS3 has been listed by since 2020.  View our listing here.

In addition, the CGS3 team engages within the commercial real estate and legal communities as subject matter experts and contribute regularly to local, regional, and national media outlets.  Our attorneys are prolific authors, discussing emerging trends, hot-button topics and significant legislation that impact the way commercial real estate transactions are done – and ultimately our clients’ bottom line.  Our attorneys and staff produce content that rivals most “Big Law” firms and are routinely recognized for their professional achievements and impact by regional and national publications, including:

  • The Daily Transcript in San Diego
  • The Daily Journal in Los Angeles
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • Los Angeles Business Journal
  • San Diego Magazine
  • SD Metro Magazine
  • CRE Connect
  • Opportunity Zone Magazine