CGS3 Expands Partnership with the Addition of Michael Rivera

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  • San Diego, CA (1888PressRelease) September 23, 2021 - Continuing its strategic growth, Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3), a Southern California-based commercial real estate law firm, has announced the addition of Michael Rivera as its newest partner. Previously a shareholder with Gresham Savage, Rivera will work in both CGS3's Los Angeles and San Diego offices.

    Rivera is the latest in a number of lateral hires by the commercial real estate law firm. According to CGS3 founding partner Sean Southard, "Michael is another example of our strong commitment to recruiting best-in-class lawyers who share our belief in providing real value to our clients by timely, efficiently and creatively completing complex real estate transactions. His experience, both as an in-house attorney and in private practice, and his deep knowledge of real estate transactions are entirely consistent with our business model, and he adds immediate depth to our already deep bench of top-tier lawyers who are also excellent people."

    Prior to joining CGS3, Rivera was a key member of Gresham Savage's transaction group, where he focused his practice on the acquisition, development and leasing of commercial real property.

    Over his 15-year career, Rivera has successfully closed several significant commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, development, leasing and disposition of vacant land, retail, office and industrial projects – representing some of the nation's most recognized developers.

    A licensed real estate broker in California, Rivera holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from UCLA and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.

    Rivera brings the total attorney headcount of CGS3 to 26, plus five paralegals.

    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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