70 Years of Client & Community Service
Since its founding by Norman Seltzer and Ben Rubin in 1948, Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek has served as dedicated advocates for our clients and the San Diego community. Mr. Seltzer and Mr. Rubin initially focused on real property matters and quickly became known as the premier real estate and land-use attorneys in San Diego. Over the years, as the legal needs of the firm’s clients expanded, we also expanded by adding attorneys and practice areas ranging from family law—a particular focus of Mr. Seltzer—to litigation, estate planning, tax, intellectual property, cross-border and business law.
Today, one-third of our team has been with Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek for 20 years or more. Mr. Seltzer’s son, Brian Seltzer, is a shareholder and the chief operating officer, and Mr. Seltzer’s grandson Matthew Seltzer, is also a shareholder.
Mr. Seltzer also believed in being active in the community, a legacy that has continued at Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek. Mr. Seltzer served on numerous boards throughout his life, including the City of San Diego’s Park and Recreation Board, the University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego Community Foundation, Mercy Hospital Foundation, and the City of San Diego’s Charter Revision Commission. The firm’s attorneys have continued Mr. Seltzer’s legacy of community service and involvement by actively participating in many civic, charitable and legal organizations. A proud supporter of San Diego arts, it was fitting when our firm moved to the San Diego Symphony towers in 1991.
As one of the largest and oldest San Diego–based law firms, Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek is an acknowledged leader in the representation of San Diego businesses and families.