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Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek Attorney Earns Specialization Certification

SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego-based law firm of Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek is pleased to announce that Rebecca Van Loon has been certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. 

The State Bar of California’s program for certifying legal specialists is a California Supreme Court-approved method of certifying attorneys as specialist in 11 specialty areas of law for the purposes of increasing public protection and encouraging attorney competence. Attorneys are certified through a process that includes a written examination, demonstration of a high level of experience in the specialty area, attendance at a prescribed number of approved education programs, and favorable evaluation by other attorneys and judges familiar with the attorney’s work. Only approximately five percent of California’s attorneys are certified as specialists by the State Bar. 

“We are proud of Rebecca and her extensive work in estate planning, trust & probate law that has earned her this unique designation,” Robert Caplan, president of SCMV. “Rebecca joins seven other Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek attorneys who have also earned certification in specialized legal areas.”

Van Loon assists families and individuals with all aspects of their estate planning needs, including wills, trusts, advance health care directives and financial powers of attorney. She also assists clients with estate, gift, and property tax planning, including charitable gift planning. Van Loon also provides counsel on all aspects of trust and estate administration. 

Van Loon received her LL.M in Taxation, magna cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law, her Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from Willamette University College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Gonzaga University.

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 over 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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