Matthew D. Saltzman

Matthew D. Saltzman

Kolesar & Leatham
400 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 400
Las Vegas, NV 89145

Mr. Saltzman practices primarily in banking, corporate and commercial transactions and real estate, including liquor licensing. He assists businesses in their formation, licensing and governance matters; he also counsels businesses on corporate mergers and acquisition matters. He assists highly regulated financial institutions in corporate and regulatory compliance matters. In this regard, he has testified before the Nevada legislature as an expert on trust company legislation and drafted portions of Nevada law relating to the chartering and operation of Nevada trust companies.

Mr. Saltzman has developed and managed the firm’s liquor law practice into Nevada’s largest alcohol beverage specialty law practice group.  He and his team of attorneys and paralegals assist a wide range of liquor retailers, wholesalers and suppliers in licensing and compliance matters in all Nevada jurisdictions.  More information on Mr. Saltzman’s liquor law practice can be found at his blog:

Matthew Saltzman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Philosophy from University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1987. In 1993, he received his Juris Doctor from University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was also Executive Editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review and served as teaching assistant for the Legal Research and Writing course.

Member, State Bar of Nevada
Admitted to Practice, United States District Court of Nevada
Admitted to Practice, Pennsylvania State Court
Admitted to Practice, United States District Court of Pennsylvania (inactive)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Nevada Bankers Association
Member, National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA)
Associate Member, National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (NALCP)
Sustaining Member, National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys (NAABLA)
Founding Member, Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys and Consultants (AAIAC)
Member, Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys
Member and President, Las Vegas Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
Member, Republican National Lawyers Association
General Counsel to the Nevada Trust Companies Association

Awards • Honors • Recognitions
Appointed to the Nevada State Advisory Committee by the United States Commission on Civil Rights
Nevada Advisory Committee of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
Secretary and Director of Keystone Corporation
Former Member, Scott Township PA Planning Commission

Speeches • Presentations • Publications
Panelist at the National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (NALCP) annual conference (Oct. 2016) – “Retailer/Manufacturer Communications – Limits on Commercial Speech under the 21st Amendment”
Nevada Brew Pub Licenses – Nevada brewery licensing article by Matthew D. Saltzman (Feb. 2016)
Presenter on subject of Liquor Law to 2015 Annual Education Conference & National Forum for National Association for Legal Professionals (NALS)
Panelist at the National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (NALCP) annual conference (Oct. 2014) – “Dealing with Land Use and Zoning Issues in Liquor Licensing”, August 2014 - Four pieces of legal advice that sound good but small business owners should avoid (Matt Saltzman quoted)
Panelist among Nevada and California trust and tax experts for series of seminars sponsored by First Foundation Bank regarding the benefits of Nevada Asset Protection Trusts (Oct. 2013)
The Trust Advisor, June 9, 2013 – “Nevada Trust Community Rallies to Fight Stealth Attack on Asset Protection
Moderated panel discussion among Nevada liquor licensing administrators during the National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (NALCP) Conference (Oct. 2012)
Launching A Nevada Trust Company” (May 2012)
“How to Succeed as a Summer Associate” (March 2012) University of Nevada- Las Vegas Boyd School of Law
Nevada’s Banking Regulator Tells Lawmakers More Tough Laws More Important Than More Business” Trust Advisor Blog (March 26, 2011)
Residential Foreclosures – How the Mortgage Process is Changing in Nevada” Nevada Business Magazine (March 2011)
How to Apply for a Nevada Liquor License” Administrative Law Blog (December 8, 2010)
Nevada Banking Regulator Proposes Tighter Rules for Trust Firms” Trust Advisor Blog (October 31, 2010)
 “Matthew Saltzman interviewed on Las Vegas NBC TV affiliate regarding the effect of Dodd Frank financial reform laws on Nevada community banks”.
(August 2010)
Nevada’s Oldest Trust Company Calls It Quits After 107 Years in Business” Trust Advisor Blog (July 31, 2010)
Regulator Says He Won’t Relax Write-Down Rules” Las Vegas Review-Journal (April 3, 2010)
“Climate Policy Heats Up: What’s Not Cool About Global Warming Regulations,” Event audio/video, Las Vegas Lawyers Chapter of The Federalist Society (May 3, 2010)
Pessimism Persists”Guest Columnist, “New Act to Affect Community Banks,” Las Vegas Sun (July 30, 2010) Las Vegas Review-Journal (January 20, 2008)“Nevada Legislature Passes Proposal to Change Judicial Selection Process,” State Court Docket Watch, Las Vegas Lawyers Chapter of The Federalist Society (November 1, 2007)
“Responses to Judicial Corruption,” (event audio/video) – Las Vegas Lawyers Chapter of The Federalist Society (May 4, 2007)
“Appointive vs. Elective Methods of Judicial Selection,” (event audio/video) Las Vegas Lawyers Chapter of The Federalist Society (April 6, 2007)
“Industrial Loan Corporations Eye Nevada, Henderson,” NV Economic News Report (Summer 2006)
“Legal Considerations in Starting a Franchise in Nevada,” N.B.I. (2003)
Co-author and Lecturer, “Consideration in Buying or Selling a Business in Nevada,” N.B.I. (2000 and 2002)
Co-author, “Procedural Aspects of Entering Confessed Judgments,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute (No. 1994-883)