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Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek Attorneys Co-Author Annual CEB Publication


SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego-based law firm of Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek is pleased to announce that SCMV attorneys Lawrence S. Branton and Brian Katusian have co-authored two chapters in the CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar) 2017 edition of “Financing and Protecting California Businesses.”

In the chapter “Tax and Accounting Elections,” Branton and Katusian examine the various tax and accounting elections available to California businesses of all sizes. In the following chapter, “Tax Compliance,” they discuss the myriad Federal and State tax compliance issues unique to California businesses of all sizes. Branton and Katusian also explain how and when to notify taxing authorities to satisfy tax compliance and reporting requirements, as well as how to establish record-keeping procedures.

Branton is of counsel with SCMV. His practice emphasizes tax law, estate planning and employee benefits.

Katusian is a shareholder with SCMV. His practice emphasizes tax law, tax exempt organizations and ERISA/Employee Benefits.

Both attorneys are certified by the State Bar of California as Legal Specialists in Taxation Law.

CEB is a program of the University of California that is co-sponsored by the State Bar of California that provides practical legal resources to help California lawyers achieve success. Its annual “Financing and Protecting California Businesses” publication helps lawyers advise clients with assurance on the practical issues of raising capital, tax and regulatory compliance and protection of business operations.

For information on CEB’s 2017 edition of “Financing and Protecting California Businesses” or to order a copy, please visit

About Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek

Founded in 1948, Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek is dedicated to excellent client service while providing a full range of business and litigation legal services. A mid-sized firm with nearly 50 attorneys, located in downtown San Diego’s Symphony Towers, Seltzer Caplan is ideally positioned to deliver the highest quality service to clients, regardless of the complexity of the legal issue.

The firm’s diverse areas of practice include: Appellate, Bankruptcy and Secured Transactions, Complex Trial Litigation, Corporate and Business, ERISA & Employee Benefits, Estate Planning and Taxation, Family, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Land Use and Environmental, Professional Liability, Real Property Transactions and Litigation and Specialized Criminal Defense.

SCMV’s clients are large national and international firms, mid-size companies and small business enterprises. They include families and individuals, financial institutions, commercial and residential real estate developers, manufacturers, hotel owners and operators, major retailers, contractors, architects and other professionals, including accountants and attorneys.

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