Litigation

The Litigation Group at Sirote & Permutt is highly experienced at providing sound legal counsel both in and out of the courtroom. Sirote attorneys recognize that often the greatest value we can provide a client, especially a business client, is to help them recognizing areas of potential litigation, and thereby avoid that litigation.

However, when litigation is necessary to protect or defend the client, Sirote has developed a reputation for aggressive and effective litigation in State and Federal courts throughout the Southeast. Our litigators are at the forefront of change in modern business litigation and have met the challenge of rapidly escalating litigation costs by pioneering the effective use of technology and skilled paralegals in large, complex cases.

In addition to representing clients in trial and appellate courts, our attorneys routinely represent clients in matters before administrative and regulatory agencies, and in arbitrations, mediations and other dispute resolution procedures. Our litigation clients include individuals and small business owners, as well as large public and private corporations. A significant number of the firm’s litigation clients are banks, mortgage companies and finance companies.

Sirote’s trial department represents clients in virtually every type of litigation, including:

  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Construction
  • Products liability
  • Securities
  • Taxation
  • Insurance
  • Antitrust
  • Intellectual property
  • Personal injury
  • Probate
  • Domestic relations

For many years, Sirote has concentrated on the defense of lender liability and consumer fraud lawsuits, including claims under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Alabama Mini Code, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and RICO. We are also proud to have litigators with extensive experience in the areas of:

  • Creditors’ rights
  • Business torts
  • Class action litigation
  • Product liability litigation
  • ERISA litigation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims
  • Bankruptcy
  • White-collar criminal defense

Our growing environmental litigation team represents clients in cases brought by regulatory agencies such as ADEM, EPA and the Department of Justice, as well as in cases brought by individuals for alleged violations of environmental statutes.

Our Appellate Group is experienced at providing counsel when a case is taken to appeals court.

Sirote’s Tax Litigation specialists are well versed in counseling our clients on the best course of action when it comes to dealing with the IRS and tax issues that ensue.

One unique aspect of Sirote’s trial department is our ability to respond to situations that require immediate recourse to the courts. The firm recognizes that clients are often confronted with crises requiring immediate action, and we are experienced in both seeking and defending against requests for emergency injunctions.