CGS3 Adds Attorney, Senior Paralegal to Los Angeles Team


Stephanie Sweat

Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3), a rapidly growing commercial real estate law firm, announced today the addition of Stephanie Sweat as an associate attorney and Claudia Alvares as a senior paralegal in its Los Angeles offices.

According to CGS3 founding partner Sean Southard, both Sweat and Alvares add immediate value to the firm's LA-based team. "Stephanie is a rising star who has developed knowledge of the evolving Southern California commercial real estate landscape far beyond her years in practice, while Claudia is a seasoned professional with unmatched experience in completing complex real estate financing and purchases and sale transactions on time despite any challenges she confronts. Both are talented, tenacious and exercise common business sense in representing our clients, and we are thrilled to have them join our growing Los Angeles team."

Sweat has a stellar practice record in commercial real estate law, working as a real estate associate at high profile firms including Husch Blackwell in Denver and Sheppard Mullin in Costa Mesa. Her background includes real estate finance, sales and acquisitions, commercial leasing and development. She has also served as a judicial law clerk for the Supreme Court of Nevada and in addition to California, is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Nevada.

Licensed to practice law in Brazil, Alvares has parlayed 15 years of high-level loan and back leverage finance, renewable energy, real estate finance/acquisitions and tax equity experience into her work as a senior paralegal. Prior to joining CGS3, she was a senior paralegal at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Los Angeles, working for the firm's Global Project Finance Group. Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, she has further honed her legal skills and knowledge as a senior paralegal at SunPower Corp., Platinum Equity and Morrison and Foerster LLP.

Sweat holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Boston University and earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law. Alvares earned her J.D. from Pontifical Catholic University of RS, Brazil and holds international law and business certificates from UC Los Angeles.

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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