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Two CGS3 Associates Rise to Position of Senior Counsel

February 9, 2022 CGS3 CGS3 Team

Cheryl Brechlin

Stephanie Sweat

CGS3 Promotes Cheryl Brechlin and Stephanie Sweat

SAN DIEGO (February 9, 2021) – Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson (CGS3), a fast-growing Southern California commercial real estate law firm, has announced the promotions of Cheryl Nieman Brechlin and Stephanie Sweat from associate attorney to senior counsel.  Brechlin works from CGS3’s San Diego headquarters, and Sweat is located in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

“Both Cheryl and Stephanie have time and again have proven their excellent skills and talent when it comes to handling the most complicated, high-profile and unique commercial real estate transactions,” says CGS3 founding partner Sean Southard.  “They work exceptionally hard and tirelessly for their clients no matter what the challenge.  We are proud to name them as senior counsel.”

Brechlin, who joined the firm in 2017, focuses her practice on retail, office and industrial leasing, purchase and sale transactions, debt and equity financing, construction and development representing developers, property owners, homebuilders, businesses, institutional investors and tenants in complex transactional real estate and corporate matters.  She was recognized among the “Ones to Watch” for Real Estate Law in The Best Lawyers in America earlier this year and named a top “40 Under 40” by the SD Metro and the San Diego Business Journal.  She holds a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The George Washington University.

Since her time at CGS3 beginning in 2020, Sweat has worked closely with investors, tenants and developers on all sides of issues and transactions.  She represents a range of entities, negotiating and closing commercial real estate deals including leases, acquisitions, joint ventures, dispositions and loans. She earned her J.D. cum laude from University of San Diego School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Boston University.


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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