CGS3 Expands Los Angeles Legal Team

According to CGS3 founding partner Sean Southard, Kaplan and Altoon add extensive commercial estate expertise to the firm’s LA-based team. “With in-house and law firm experience, Lee has developed an impressive resume and in-depth knowledge of the complex Southern California real estate landscape over a relatively short period of time,” he said. “Telma is a seasoned expert in supporting real estate transactional lawyers handling complex transactions of all types in the California commercial real estate market. Both are exceptionally talented and further strengthen our ability to provide a best-in-class experience to clients in California and beyond – we are thrilled to have them join our rapidly growing Los Angeles-based team.”

Prior to joining CGS3, Kaplan advised municipalities and other public entities with Los Angeles-based Richards, Watson & Gershon and established a land use practice at Harding Larmore Kutcher & Kozal in Santa Monica. He also has in-house experience working as a staff attorney for the California Association of Realtors, a statewide trade association for real estate professionals. In addition to his extensive general real estate and land use experience, he has broad expertise in environmental law. He is particularly adroit at conducting due diligence and shepherding development projects of all sizes through complex entitlement processes throughout Southern California.

With nearly 20 years of experience as a real estate paralegal, Altoon was most recently a senior real estate paralegal with ExchangeRight Real Estate and has held similar positions with Alliant Asset Management, Bank of America and Allen Matkins. Her broad range of experience includes acquisitions and financing – from in-house to law firm to investment firm positions – for sectors including large scale commercial, multi-family, low-income housing, industrial and retail.

Kaplan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics from New York University and earned his J.D., from the UCLA School of Law. Altoon earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and government from the University of Southern California and her paralegal certificate from UCLA.

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


Transport training provider, Novadata approved to deliver FORS Driver Training courses

Novadata Managing Director, Su Winch commented, “As all our expert trainers are former transport professionals, we are well placed to deliver FORS Driver Training courses. We have observed first hand, from hosting FORS courses for several years, the great value that they bring in raising professional driving standards to the benefit of drivers, customers, other road users and pedestrians. It is therefore a great pleasure to be able to offer a full range of FORS driver courses to be delivered directly by our own team.”

All five courses contain theoretical components, with two of them, Safe Urban Driving and Van Smart, having a practical on the road element, which provides drivers with invaluable insights into the experiences of cyclists on the busy urban road network.

“FORS is an excellent scheme which has done, and continues to do, a great deal of work in increasing professional standards and improving safety for all road users. That is what we, as an organisation, always strive to do,” Su added.

Novadata also offers a full range of JAUPT approved Driver CPC courses for both the LGV and PCV sectors, in addition to Transport Manager CPC, Operator Licence Awareness Training (OLAT), Transport Manager CPC Refresher, ADR and DGSA training courses.

The company also provides market-leading tachograph analysis and a range of digital and more paper-based services. These include an integrated suite of digital services, incorporating digital tachograph analysis, vehicle walkaround check, driving licence check, fleet management, remote downloading and fleet tracking.

Novadata has also developed a specialised transport product range which aids compliance, including a range of tailored FORS Bronze, Silver and Gold vehicle camera packages for both articulated and rigid vehicle types.


Japan – Mitsubishi Motors Launches Ralliart Special Editions in Thailand

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) today launched its first models of the revived Ralliart brand, the Triton(1) Ralliart and the Pajero Sport(2) Ralliart as special editions. Both models will be exhibited at the 38th Thailand International Motor Expo 2021(3) in Bangkok, and sales will commence on December 1 at the Motor Expo and Mitsubishi Motors’ dealerships nationwide in Thailand.

Ralliart is MMC’s iconic brand that had refined the driving performance and style of Mitsubishi vehicles over the years through its participation in the World Rally Championship and the Dakar Rally. Respecting the brand image built at the extreme motorsport scenes, the revived Ralliart will start from sales of accessories and provide the excitement and pride that only the owners of Mitsubishi vehicles can feel.

The Ralliart special editions are based on MMC’s global strategic models – Triton 1-ton pickup truck and Pajero Sport mid-size SUV – and are equipped with special accessories, including side decals with red, silver and black stripes, and red mud flaps reminiscent of its historic rally cars, and other exterior and interior accessories with the Ralliart logo.

“We are truly honored to bring back the Ralliart brand products to the fans of Mitsubishi Motors and Ralliart,” said Takao Kato, president and chief executive officer, MMC. “Starting from these Ralliart special editions in Thailand, we are planning to introduce more of the attractive items sequentially. We are also considering some exciting activities in the near future, so that the fans can feel and enjoy our Ralliart spirit. Please stay tuned with our revived Ralliart, there is more to come.”

Product Overview(4)

Every Triton Ralliart and Pajero Sport Ralliart features iconic side decals with red, silver and black stripes, and mud flaps with the Ralliart logo. Also, the front grille and alloy wheels are painted black to differentiate from the standard trim. For the interior, floor mats with the Ralliart logo and red-accent overlocks are specially equipped.

Triton Ralliart

The Triton Ralliart is based on the low-rider variant of the Triton Club Cab (Mega Cab) and Double Cab. Enhancing the dynamic and sporty styling of the Triton, every special edition is equipped with front bumper garnish with a red accent and bed liner with the Ralliart logo. In addition, the two-tone model features black door mirrors, black door handles, black rear gate handle and black rear bumper(5).

Two exterior color options are available for the Triton Ralliart: a two-tone exterior with a Solid White body and a Black roof, and Jet Black Mica.

Pajero Sport Ralliart

Adding an aggressive and sporty essence on top of Pajero Sport’s elegant styling, the Pajero Sport Ralliart features front and rear under garnish with red accents and the Ralliart logo. Exclusive to the two-tone color model are black fender arch moldings, black roof rails, black shark fin antenna and black tailgate spoiler.

Two exterior color options are available for the Pajero Sport Ralliart: a two-tone exterior with a White Diamond body and a Black roof, and Jet Black Mica.

(1) Sold as L200 in some markets.
(2) Sold as Montero Sport in some markets.
(3) November 30 is VIP and press preview day, and the show is open to the public from December 1 to 12 (December 1 is Grand Charity Day).
(4) Thailand specifications. Vehicle specifications may vary depending on model and/or market.
(5) Black rear bumper is only available on Club Cab.

About Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (TSE:7211), MMC–a member of the Alliance with Renault and Nissan–, is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has more than 30,000 employees and a global footprint with production facilities in Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, mainland China, the Philippines, Viet Nam and Russia. MMC has a competitive edge in SUVs, pickup trucks and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and appeals to ambitious drivers willing to challenge convention and embrace innovation. Since the production of our first vehicle more than a century ago, MMC has been a leader in electrification–launched the i-MiEV – the world’s first mass-produced electric vehicle in 2009, followed by the Outlander PHEV – the world’s first plug-in hybrid electric SUV in 2013. MMC announced a three-year business plan in July 2020 to introduce more competitive and cutting-edge models, including the Eclipse Cross PHEV (PHEV model), the all-new Outlander and the all-new Triton/L200.

For more information on MMC, please visit the company’s website at

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Japan – Eisai and FCNT Enter Into Business Alliance Aiming to Support People Living with Dementia and to Prevent Dementia

Eisai Co., Ltd. and FCNT LIMITED announced today that both companies have entered into a business alliance agreement aiming to support people living with dementia and to prevent dementia, through developing solutions for maintaining brain performance. Both companies will construct an ecosystem with the aim of supporting people living with and preventing dementia (“Dementia Ecosystem”), with integrating Eisai’s wealth of experience and knowledge including drug creation and disease awareness activities as well as Eisai’s solution measures such as digital technology, in the area of dementia, and FCNT’s products such as smartphones designed to offer outstanding usability for the elderly as well as FCNT’s services including “Raku Raku Community” on SNS targeting such smartphone users. With constructing a “Dementia Ecosystem”, both companies aim to contribute to the solution of dementia, which is one of the important social issues in an aging society.

The initiatives planned under the alliance are as follows.

1. The “NouKNOW” will be installed on the “Raku Raku Smartphone”
The “Raku Raku Smartphone F-52B” developed and manufactured by FCNT will be equipped with the digital tool for self-assessment of brain performance (brain health) “NouKNOW” (pronounced “NOH-NOH”, non-medical equipment) distributed by Eisai. It is scheduled to be released by NTT DOCOMO, INC. in or after February 2022. This will be the first time that “NouKNOW” is deployed as a function that can be operated on a smartphone. F-52B users will be provided with brain performance checks at no cost by “NouKNOW” up to 4 times a year.

2. Developing solutions for retaining good health and the disease prevention
Eisai and FCNT will develop highly convenient solutions for the prevention of dementia, such as identifying future health concerns and predicting risks, with utilizing FCNT’s healthcare information infrastructure to accumulate data available among users, including step count, step speed and heart rate, as well as its management capacity to develop membership services such as “Raku-Raku Community” (2.4 million members as of August 2021. Based on available information by FCNT), an SNS service for seniors with a membership system, in addition to Eisai’s know-how based on various data in the area of dementia. Furthermore, the both companies aim to deploy the new solutions developed based on this alliance for corporate customer, including businesses and regional governments, as a packaged solution that combines products and services owned by not only Eisai and FCNT but also other industries and organizations.

Eisai and FCNT will address and resolve the social issue related to dementia, and promote co-creation of value toward realizing a healthy and long-lived society through contributing to the construction of a “Dementia Ecosystem” by combining the strengths of the both companies.

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German Sustainability Award: To Billie Eilish From Space

Superstar Billie Eilish receives this year’s German Sustainability Award for her special commitment to climate protection. The award will be handed over virtually by German astronaut Matthias Maurer (ESA) aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Both Billie and the astronaut will join the ceremony virtually on Friday, December 3, in Duesseldorf. The event will be streamed live online.

“Everyone is urged to contribute what they can to climate protection in their respective fields – a fundamental aspect that connects the astronaut and this artist,” says the award’s initiator, Stefan Schulze-Hausmann.

As one of the most successful musicians, Billie Eilish publicly advocates for climate protection and for more sustainability. Being a role model for billions of young people worldwide she uses her influence to highlight the urgency of the current situation. Also, she and her team actively endeavour to make her tours as green as possible. Astronaut Matthias Maurer (European Space Agency) and the ISS team provide insights from orbit via social media and conduct experiments that support sustainable development and help mitigating climate change.

The German Sustainability Award, Europe’s leading price for ecological and social engagement, will be presented for the 14th time this Friday, December 3. It honors groundbreaking contributions to the transformation toward a sustainable future. Apart from Billie Eilish, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and climatologist John Schellnhuber are among this year’s Honorary awardees. The event will take place in Düsseldorf under strict safety measures due to the high number of COVID-19 infections in Germany.

The live stream will be available here:

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