Tax Attorney Paul Vargas Joins SCMV

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek is pleased to announce that Paul M. Vargas has joined the firm as of counsel in the Transactional Tax Planning & Tax Controversy and International Finance, Investment & Tax practice groups. A veteran tax attorney, Vargas is handling transactional tax matters and tax planning for businesses, investors and individuals, bolstering a practice that is growing to meet clients’ needs.

“Paul brings a significant understanding of the tax laws that will be of value to our clients — many of whom are encountering significant tax issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the change of administrations in Washington, D.C.,” said SCMV Shareholder and President Robert Caplan. “Paul’s knowledge of the tax laws and practical solutions to tax issues is a welcome addition to the firm’s Tax practice group.”     

Prior to joining SCMV, Vargas was the managing attorney at Vargas Law in Hermosa Beach for a decade. He’s also practiced at other Southern California law firms.

“SCMV has a stellar reputation for providing tax law guidance in San Diego and I’m looking forward to supporting the firm and its clients,” Vargas said.

In addition to his transactional tax experience, Vargas has also represented individuals and businesses in tax litigation in federal court and before the IRS, California Franchise Tax Board, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and other state tax authorities.

Vargas earned his law degree, cum laude, from Western Michigan School of Law and his LL.M. in taxation, with honors, from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola Marymount University. He is fluent in Spanish.

October 26th, 2021  |  Categories: News
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