USD School of Law Alumnus Brian T. Seltzer ’77 (JD) Elected Chairman of Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek

Brian T. Seltzer ’77 (JD) Elected Chairman of Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek

Brian Selzter

SAN DIEGO (March 1, 2019) University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Brian T. Seltzer, ’77 (JD), has been elected Chairman of the Board of the San Diego-based law firm Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek. Seltzer is a long-time shareholder and also Chief Operating Officer of the firm. His practice encompasses real property, business law and commercial financing, with a particular emphasis in real property transactions. 

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek was founded by Seltzer’s father, Norman, in 1948. Brian Seltzer joined the firm in 1976. A third generation of the Seltzer family also practices at the firm — Brian Seltzer’s son, Matthew Seltzer, ’07 (JD), who is also a USD School of Law alumnus.

Throughout his career, Seltzer has been active in many professional and community organizations. He is a former member of the USD School of Law Board of Visitors and the former chairman of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and the San Diego Convention Center Corporation. Seltzer has earned extensive recognition, including being named one of the best real estate law attorneys in the country by Best Lawyers in America, as well as a Top Attorney and an Influential Leader by the San Diego Daily Transcript. He has also been recognized in San Diego Super Lawyers for Real Estate law every year since 2007.

The University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 29th nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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