The San Diego-based law firm of Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek announces that Michele Muns Devine has joined the firm’s Estate Planning Practice Group as of counsel.
Devine focuses her practice on estate planning, trust, wealth transfer planning and trust and probate administration. She advises businesses and individuals with diverse financial, tax and asset protection requirements, charitable gift planning and estate tax planning.
“We are delighted to welcome Michele to SCMV,” said Managing Shareholder Bob Caplan. “She is a very skilled attorney and a valuable addition to our robust Estate Planning Practice.”
A Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Devine holds more than 24 years of experience advising clients on sophisticated and multigenerational planning issues, and preparing revocable trusts, special needs trusts, irrevocable trusts, wills, powers of attorney and advance health care directives. She also advices fiduciaries and individual trustees regarding the proper administration of trusts and probates as well as beneficiaries of trusts and estates with respect to their rights.
Prior to joining SCMV, Devine was a partner at the Muns Law Firm, where she focused on estate planning, tax and business planning for clients in the San Diego community.
“Joining SCMV’s strong estate planning practice provides an incredible opportunity for me to enrich and grow the longstanding Muns law practice with a very esteemed group of attorneys,” said Devine. “I am thrilled to join such a well-known, full-service firm.”
Active in the community, Devine serves on the Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary and is a member of the Junior League of San Diego.
She received her J.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, her B.A, cum Laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles and her L.L.M. in Taxation, with honors, from the University of San Diego.
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, 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, 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.
For more information, please visit www.scmv.com