Sirote & Permutt PC

Birmingham Office

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CEO: W Todd Carlisle
Number of shareholders:
65 Number of other attorneys: 22

Firm Overview:
Sirote & Permutt, P.C., was founded on a simple philosophy: to make the unique vision of every client who walks through its doors possible, from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned businesses and highnet- worth individuals. Since 1946, the firm has worked with visionaries, innovators, and business leaders, helping each client with needs simple and complex, large and small. For Sirote, the practice of law is about more than what the firm can achieve — it’s about what can be achieved together.

Sirote is a full-service law firm proudly serving clients across Alabama and the United States from our offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, and The Shoals. The firm’s attorneys provide deep experience in 11 distinct practice areas: alternative dispute resolution; banking and finance; bankruptcy and creditor’s rights; corporate and securities; government contracts; health care; litigation; private clients, trusts and estates; real estate; tax; and tax controversy.

As Alabama’s only member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international association of more than 50 law firms, Sirote serves clients in Alabama, across the US, and around the world. The firm’s attorneys are consistently recognized by organizations such as Chambers USA, Chambers HNW (High Net Worth), Mid-South Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America®.

Main Areas of Practice:

Alternative Dispute Resolution:
Led by a former Alabama Supreme Court Justice, Sirote helps clients resolve their legal disputes outside the courtroom through mediation or arbitration. Parties settle their differences pre-suit, during litigation, and on appeal.
Contact: Thomas A Woodall
Email: [email protected]
205 930 5319

Banking & Finance:
Sirote represents clients in the areas of state and federal regulatory compliance. The firm also assists both borrowers and lenders with structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing loan transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity.
Contact: James E Vann
Email: [email protected]
205 930 5484

Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights:
Sirote counsels clients on how to resolve and dispose of troubled loans, investments or credits, before and after a debtor files bankruptcy. These attorneys offer a full spectrum of creditor’s rights legal services such as commercial and general civil litigation, complex creditor oriented services, commercial bankruptcy matters, and corporate workouts.
Contact: Stephen B Porterfield
Email: [email protected]
205 930 5278

Corporate & Securities:
Sirote assists publicly traded companies and closely held, entrepreneurial businesses with structuring, negotiating, documenting, and closing transactions. The firm handles M&A, joint ventures, public and private offerings, contract drafting and negotiation, intellectual property protection, and formation of investment vehicles. These attorneys have a broad experience in all types of equity and debt financings.
Joseph T Ritchey
[email protected]
Tel: 205 930 5292

Government Contracts:
Sirote assists government contractors and entities by litgating and navigating a variety of complex issues. These attorneys have built relationships with a number of government entities at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, including NASA, DoD, FBI and the Army – that helps Sirote better serve its clients.
Contact: Roderic G Steakley
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 256 518 3670

Health Care:
Sirote represents a wide variety of health care organizations and health care providers in many federal and state health law areas including general and professional corporate health law matters, transactions, contracts, compliance, insurance, governmental and non-governmental third party payor audits, civil and criminal investigations and litigation, as well as a variety of provider licensure and administrative proceedings such as Certificate of Need and provider licensure board proceedings.
Contact: Lenora W Pate
Email: [email protected]
205 930 5162

Sirote appears in state and federal courts throughout the Southeast, as well as before administrative and regulatory agencies. These attorneys are experienced in numerous areas of law, from commercial litigation to products liability. Clients range from individuals and small business owners to large public and private corporations, including a significant number of banks, mortgage companies, and other financial institutions.
Contact: Robert R Baugh
Email: [email protected]
205 930 5307

Private Clients, Trusts & Estates:
Sirote provides estate, tax, business, charitable, asset protection, and special needs planning. Clients include individuals, executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, charities, banks, trust companies, fiduciaries, and families. These attorneys also handle litigation involving estates and trusts, representing both fiduciaries and beneficiaries, as well as guardianships and conservatorships.
Contact: Melinda M Mathews
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 205 930 5135

Real Estate:
Sirote represents developers, investors, corporate portfolios, banks, equity and pension funds, builders, brokers and property managers with respect to multifamily, retail, office and industrial properties. These services include: purchases and sales, like-kind exchanges, development, land-use, permitting, eminent domain, leases, title disputes, financing and real estate investment agreements, brokerage, property management and operations, asset management, tax credits and incentives.
Contact: Steven A Brickman
[email protected]
205 930 5171

Sirote represents individuals, closely held businesses and public companies, with respect to tax planning opportunities and concerns, including entity choice and formation, compensation planning, succession planning, purchases and sales of businesses, and M&A transactions to minimize adverse tax consequences. Sirote also provides wealth planning services that consider the impact of income and transfer taxes.
Bradley J Sklar
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 205 930 5152

Tax Controversy:
Sirote’s tax controversy attorneys represent clients in defending federal, state, and local tax audits. Sirote also defends, when necessary, individual and business clients facing tax issues of a criminal nature.
Contact: David Wooldridge
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 205 930 5219