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Ten CGS3 Partners Selected for 2024 Super Lawyers List

April 24, 2024 Brian Kintz, Dana Schiffman, Gregory Markow, Joe von Meier, Phil Jelsma, Ray Gliner, Robert “Bob” Bell, Sean Gaffney, Sean Southard, Thomas Crosbie CGS3 Team

Ranked among the top five percent of California attorneys, ten Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3) partners have been recognized by their peers in the 2024 edition of San Diego Super Lawyers, an annual attorney rating system affiliated with Thompson Reuters.

Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement – with no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state of California featured. Meeting Super Lawyers rigorous standards, the CGS3 partners listed in this year’s annual directory are Robert Bell, Thomas Crosbie, Sean Gaffney, Ray Gliner, Phillip Jelsma, Brian Kintz, Gregory Markow, Dana Schiffman, Sean Southard and Joe von Meier. All are seasoned commercial real estate and tax attorneys who practice in multiple disciplines – from commercial leasing to litigation to distressed real estate/workouts.

Using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area, the rating service recognizes outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. 

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