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CGS3 Adds Senior Counsel to Growing Litigation Practice Group

Sean Gaffney Joins CGS3 as Newest Attorney

SAN DIEGO (January 23, 2019) – Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3), a San Diego-based commercial real estate law firm, announced today the addition of Sean Gaffney as senior counsel.  Previously with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Gaffney joins CGS3’s growing real estate litigation group and will be based in the firm’s San Diego offices.

According to CGS3 founding partner Sean Southard, “Sean is another testament to the firm’s commitment to attracting best-in-class lawyers who believe in providing real value to our clients through problem solving with innovation and ingenuity. He is highly skilled, hardworking, genuine and incredibly pragmatic – we are thrilled to have him join our litigation team.”

Greg Markow, a firm partner who heads the litigation practice group, added, “Sean’s expertise will be critical as our firm continues its rapid growth as the premier commercial real estate law firm in California, and will be especially invaluable as we have seen an uptick in commercial real estate litigation in recent months.”

With nearly 20 years of litigation experience, Gaffney has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in all phases of trial work and alternative dispute resolution relating to California real estate law, including claims arising from failed real estate transactions and development projects; landlord/tenant disputes; corporate, partnership and LLC governance disputes; easements/adverse possession claims; construction and property management insurance coverage disputes; fraud/warranty claims arising from residential real estate transactions; construction defect and delay claims; and eminent domain and public/government construction claims.

Most recently, Gaffney was a member of the commercial litigation group at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP in San Diego, where he worked for eight years. Prior to that, he practiced with Sullivan Hill for six years. Gaffney began his career with the boutique litigation firm Davidovitz & Bennett LLP in San Francisco.

Gaffney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of San Diego and earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He is active in the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program and is a member of the American Bar Association, Association of Business Trial Lawyers and the San Diego County Bar Association.

Gaffney brings the total attorney headcount of CGS3 to 24 plus 6 paralegals.

About Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3)

Since its inception in 2013, CGS3 has quickly established a reputation as one of the leading real estate law firms in California, attracting some of the state’s finest real estate attorneys from both large corporate firms and senior in-house positions.

With practice areas including land use, finance, acquisition/disposition, entity formation, tax, development, land use, leasing, distressed assets and litigation/disputes, CGS3 is located at 12750 High Bluff Drive, Suite 250, San Diego, California 92130 and 10940 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, California 90024.  For more information, visit http://cgs3prod.wpengine.com.