Over the course of his twenty-plus years as an attorney at Kolesar & Leatham, Mr. Saltzman has developed a corporate law practice focused on banking, trust company law and liquor law. 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 and 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.  He has counseled trust companies and financial service firms on Blockchain and cryptocurrency related legal compliance matters.

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:  www.nvliquorlaw.com

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.

Professional or Trade Affiliations:

  • State Bar of Nevada, 1997 – present
  • Member, American Bar Association – Alcohol Beverage Subcommittee of the Administrative Law Committee
  • 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 (AHIA)
  • General Counsel to the Nevada Trust Companies Association
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania, 1993 (Inactive)

Speeches, Presentations & Publications

Community Involvement:

  • Appointed to the Nevada State Advisory Committee by the United States Commission on Civil Rights – 2012
  • Member and President, Las Vegas Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies – 2006
  • Nevada Advisory Committee of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition – 2015
  • Director, Temple Beth Sholom – 2017
  • Secretary and Director of Keystone Corporation – 2002
  • Former Member, Scott Township PA Planning Commission – 1995 – 1997
  • Member, Republican National Lawyers Association