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Firm Profile

Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP

Firm Profile

San Diego

  • Profile
  • 12750 High Bluff Drive, Suite 250
  • San Diego
  • California
  • USA
  • 92130-2230
  • Tel: 858 367 7676
  • Fax: 858 345 1991
  • Email: Contact Us

Firm profile submitted by Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP

Number of partners: 15
Number of lawyers: 22
Languages: English

Founded in 2013, Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3) is an elite, new generation law firm based in California that exclusively serves the commercial real estate industry throughout the United States. CGS3 is built on a collaborative, flexible, and egalitarian business model that quickly responds to emerging market trends and its clients' changing needs and demands. Drawing on experience from a variety of industry sectors, the CGS3 team is well equipped to handle a variety of real estate transactions across all asset types and of all sizes, scopes, and complexities. The firm's key practice areas span the length commercial real estate life cycle and include: joint ventures and entity formation; acquisition and disposition; financing; construction and development; leasing; tax counseling; land use, environmental, and natural resources; distressed assets workouts; and real estate litigation and risk avoidance.

Commercial Real Estate Transactions:
- Acquisitions & Dispositions
- Finance
- Design, Construction, & Development
- Leasing (Office, Retail, Industrial, Medical, Life Sciences)
- Management
Land Use, Environmental, & Natural Resources:
- Historic Landmark Designation & Preservation
- Easements/Abandonments
- Rezoning & Variances
- Master & General Plan Adoptions & Amendments
- Condemnation of Property Rights by Public Agencies
- Zoning & Building Code Enforcement Actions
- Environmental Enforcement Actions
- State & National Policy Compliance
Tax & Entity Formation:
- Entity Formation & Dissolution
- Strategic Tax & Business Law Counseling
- Entity & Tax Disputes
- Federal, State, & Local Tax Controversies
Distressed Assets:
- Receivership & Bankruptcy
- Workouts & Foreclosure Proceedings
Short Sales, Receivership Sales, & REO Sales
- Loan Restructurings & Sales
- Guaranty Enforcement Actions
Real Estate Disputes & Litigation:
- Landlord-Tenant Disputes
- Dispute Avoidance & Resolution
- Business & Real Estate Negotiations
- Breaches of Contract & Business Torts
- Easements & Real Property Interests
- Land Use Decisions by Public Entities
- Unlawful Detainer

Commercial Real Estate Transactions:
- Representation of Doheny Eye Institute in the sale of a 150,000-square-foot medical facility in Los Angeles, California to the University of Southern California
- Representation of the Galois Group, LLC in the acquisition and financing of a retail center in Santa Clarita, California, involving a $48 million loan
- Representation of McGrath Development in office, laboratory, research/development, and distribution industrial leases, including complex leasing of biological testing laboratory space
- Representation of Hudson Pacific Properties for architectural, engineering, consulting, construction, and related agreements in connection with the redevelopment of office towers and an associated parking structure in Hollywood, California
- Representation of Vintage Capital Group in connection with a $30 million portfolio sale of retail malls in Washington and Oregon
- Ongoing representation of American Realty Advisors in retail, office, and industrial leasing throughout the United States
Contact: Sean Southard, Partner
Tel: 858-367-7695
Email: [email protected]

Land Use, Environmental, Natural Resources:
- Representation of Sandland 43, LLC in connection with entitlement issues with city and state agencies for an oceanfront restaurant
- Ongoing representation of Richard Bagley in connection with obtaining a controversial grading permit from a county agency; persuaded the agency to grandfather a revised grading plan from new, more stringent stormwater management regulations
Contact: Evelyn Heidelberg, Partner
Tel: 858-779-1718
Email: [email protected]

Tax & Entity Formation:
- Representation of Williams Homes in the formation of two joint ventures for the acquisition, development, and construction of single-family homes in San Luis Obispo, California
- Representation of Georgetown Healthcare Partners in the formation of entities for the purchase of medical office buildings in Leesburg, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; and Ellicott City, Maryland
- Representation of seller in connection with the creation of tenancy-in-common interests and the ultimate sale of multi-family units in Fullerton, California
Contact: Philip Jelsma, Partner
Tel: 858-367-7675
Email: [email protected]

Distressed Assets / Real Estate Disputes & Litigation:
- Representation of Trigild Incorporated in the receiver sale of a $35.5-million medical office property in Encino, California through the judicial process
- Ongoing representation of Trigild Incorporated in over two dozen distressed properties through the receivership process, with an estimated aggregate value of $3 million
- Representation of the owner of the Pendry Hotel in San Diego, California in connection with construction disputes
- Representation of owners of real property interests in disputes with co-owners
Contact: Gregory Markow, Partner
Tel: 858-367-7697
Email: [email protected]


  • 12750 High Bluff Drive, Suite 250,
  • San Diego,
  • California
  • USA
  • 92130-2230
  • Tel 858 367 7676
  • Fax 858 345 1991
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 10940 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2200,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • 90024-3922
  • Tel 424 320 9276
  • Fax 424 273 1067
  • Email : [email protected]