Skip to Content

Priya Huggett, Ann Maas and Amelia Sanchez Named Women of Influence in Law by the San Diego Business Journal

June 25, 2024 Ann Maas, Amelia Sanchez, Priya Huggett CGS3 Team

CGS3 Partners Lauded by Local Business Publication

SAN DIEGO – Three Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson (CGS3) partners – Priya Huggett, Ann Maas and Amelia Sanchez – have been honored by the San Diego Business Journal as 2024 Women of Influence in Law.

This is the second consecutive year the San Diego Business Journal has recognized Huggett, Maas and Sanchez – publicly acknowledging their contributions, accomplishments and commitment to the legal profession.

“We are thrilled to have these three talented partners honored in this annual recognition,” said CGS3 founding partner Sean Southard.  “Each is dedicated to delivering a best-in-class client experience and has extensive experience in handling complex transactions and corporate matters in all sectors of the commercial real estate industry.”

Joining CGS3 as partner in 2022, Huggett was previously the general counsel of Brixton Capital.  With experience in all facets of commercial real estate – including acquisitions, dispositions, development, leasing, finance and operations covering multifamily, retail, residential, hospitality and office assets – her practice emphasizes a variety of corporate/commercial and real estate transactions, particularly private equity, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and commercial contracts including vendor and licensing contracts.

A member of the CGS3 team since 2013, Maas was promoted from senior counsel to partner in June of 2022.  Throughout her more than 25-year legal career, she has accrued experience representing both landlords and tenants with particular emphasis on office and retail leasing and also has considerable expertise in purchase and sale transactions.  Prior to joining CGS3, she was an attorney at Mintz Levin and Allen Matkins and was also in-house senior counsel at Equastone, a real estate investment firm.

Sanchez joined CGS3 as senior counsel in 2015 and was promoted to partner in 2022.  With over two decades of commercial real estate and transactional experience – including both in-house and law firm positions – she has successfully represented national, regional and local companies in all asset categories. She has developed deep expertise in supporting and advising business clients on leasing transactions that include retail, office, financial, life science, mixed use, industrial, telecommunications and solar leases and on purchase and sale transactions as well as handling a variety of business and transactional matters.  Prior to joining CGS3, she was senior legal counsel for Cricket Communications in San Diego and also worked at Newland Communities and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton representing commercial real estate clients.

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 recruits the state’s top real estate attorneys from both large corporate firms and senior in-house positions.  For more information, visit