Brian Triplitt Selogie is an attorney with Baker, Burton & Lundy’s transactional practice team. Brian represents and advises individual and corporate clients regarding an array of matters, with a focus on real estate and business transactions, as well as corporate formation, operation, compliance, and dissolution. As a transactional attorney with a decade of litigation experience, Brian has developed a unique and singular understanding of the potential for conflict, litigation, and liability arising out of various business relationships, contracts, corporate affairs, and transactions. The diversity of Brian’s experience – as a person and a professional – makes him an adroit advocate on behalf of his clients.
Brian graduated from the University of Southern California with his Bachelor of Arts and cum laude from Vermont Law School with his Juris Doctor and Master of Environmental Law and Policy. After litigating with large and mid-sized firms in a range of fields including corporate law, environmental law, water rights, insurance coverage, appellate law, and professional liability, he narrowed his practice to focus on real estate, business transactions, and corporate affairs.
A devoted student of life and the law, Brian values the opportunity to learn, evolve, and cultivate a dynamic legal practice in order to meet the ever-changing needs of his clientele. Brian values his client relationships and he approaches the practice of law with civility, deep intellectual curiosity, and a great respect for precise and effective legal writing.
Brian was a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Volleyball Team at the University of Southern California. He served as the Captain and Vice President of the Vermont Law School Rugby Football Club. A dedicated athlete, he understands that discipline, preparation, and full commitment are indispensable to the pursuit of excellence.
Committed to the South Bay
Brian is a proud South Bay native. He is a lifelong surfer and skier, and he competes annually in the Catalina Classic, a 32 mile open-ocean paddleboard race from Catalina Island to the Manhattan Beach Pier.
State Bar of California, 2011
State Bar of Colorado, 2013
United States District Court for the Central District of California, 2013
United States District Court for the Southern District of California, 2015
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2013
Let’s face it, being in a contract dispute is no fun. When this happens, it is imperative that you are represented by someone you trust. Brian Selogie is that person. Brian builds a relationship with you from the ground up. He listens, communicates, and puts everything in layman’s terms so that you know exactly what’s going on. He lays out a strategy perfect for you. When you can see how much he believes in your cause, it makes you have that much more confidence in him. Brian is a fantastic attorney who I highly recommend to anyone who needs legal representation, or just needs to be pointed in the right direction. Not only do I have an attorney I can trust, Brian is a great guy as well.
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