San Diego-based law firm Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek announced today that Patrick Haase, Scott Perlin and Sarah Shekhter were elected shareholders of the firm.
Haase joined the firm’s Estate Planning & Administration Department as an associate in 2019. His practice focuses on estate planning, trust and probate law. He is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as well as a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He received his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech.
Perlin began his legal career as a summer associate at SCMV in 2015. A member of the firm’s Litigation Department, Perlin represents clients in real estate development and real property disputes, as well as business, construction and general civil litigation. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he was selected to the Hale Moot Court Honors Program, and his bachelor’s degree from Willamette University.
Shekhter joined the firm’s Litigation Department as an associate in 2019. Her practice primarily focuses on complex business matters. She is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and has extensive experience representing clients in complex civil and criminal matters in both state and federal courts. Shekhter is a member of San Diego Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Lawyers Club of San Diego, Association of Business Trial Lawyers and the Louis M. Welsh San Diego Chapter of the American Inns of Court. Additionally, she is a volunteer coach for the San Diego High School Mock Trial Competition and a Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate with Voices for Children. She also serves on the board of directors for the Kindness Initiative. Shekhter received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.
“Patrick, Scott and Sarah are exceptional attorneys and represent the future of our firm,” states Robert Caplan, president of SCMV. “We’re proud of their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success.”
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 35 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.
For more information, please visit www.scmv.com