Matthew C. Douglas

Matthew C. Douglas is an associate in the firm’s Business Department.  His practice focuses on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters, including advising companies on SEC reporting obligations, corporate governance issues and other corporate and securities law matters.


Mr. Douglas received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in 2003 and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in 2006.  While in law school, Mr. Douglas was named to the Dean’s list and earned two CALI Awards (Advanced Legal Research and Land Use).  Mr. Douglas earned his Master of Laws from UCLA School of Law in 2007.

Employment Background

Prior to joining Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, Mr. Douglas was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Representative Matters

  • Represents issuers, selling security holders and underwriters regarding public and private equity and debt financings, including initial public offerings and secondary offerings, as well as high-yield and investment grade debt offerings
  • Represents public and private companies in connection with a variety of acquisitions and divestitures, including mergers, stock sales, assets sales and joint ventures
  • Prepares, reviews and files the continuous reporting obligation forms required of reporting companies under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K, as well as annual proxy materials
  • Advises clients regarding formations and ongoing compliance requirements of business organizations, including corporations, limited liability companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships
  • Advises clients on beneficial ownership (Schedule 13D/G) and short-swing profit (Forms 3, 4 and 5) reporting and compliance
  • Advises companies in connection with the adoption of equity plans and related agreements

Professional Affiliations & Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association