Not-For-Profit Organizations & Trade Associations

Sirote & Permutt is proud to be a partner of many of Alabama’s nonprofits and trade associations. Our attorneys understand that tax exemption for your organization comes ensnared with a complicated regulatory scheme. With fundraising, trusts, board liabilities and even your name itself facing legal vulnerabilities, your organization requires the insights and protection of legal counsel.

Whether you are considering forming a nonprofit or are an established organization, Sirote brings you decades of experience and understanding in all the life stages of a nonprofit or association.

Sirote attorneys work with all manner of nonprofits and trade associations, including private foundations, public charities, charitable trusts, hospitals, public and private schools, museums and other entities that further the arts or social issues, business leagues, social welfare organizations, title holding companies and social clubs.

We can counsel you on a wide array of legal matters, including:

  • Antirust law
  • Charitable solicitation registration
  • Compensation issues
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Contracts
  • Duties of directors
  • Employment and labor law issues
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Real estate issues
  • Unfair competition
  • Internet law
  • Anti-spam laws such as the CAN SPAM Act
  • Telephone solicitation laws
  • “Junk fax” laws
  • Privacy issues
  • Federal Volunteer Protection Act
  • Tax compliance
  • Tax exempt status
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

Sirote advises nonprofit clients (as well as estate planning clients and potential donors) about opportunities for charitable giving, including charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable gift annuities, private foundations, supporting organizations and directed giving through community foundations. The firm’s experience in the area of individual tax and estate planning provides a significant complement to the representation of our nonprofit clients.

Additionally, Sirote is a friend to nonprofits and charities through our Sirote Supports initiative, showcasing deserving charities and how you can become involved. Sirote Supports provides support to programs that strengthen the community and positively impact the areas of health, education and the arts. Visit


Ronald Levitt Quoted in Two Bloomberg BNA Articles - 12/2/2014

Sirote's Bruce "Andy" Andrews Quoted In Birmingham Medical News - 12/6/2013

Brad Sklar Pens Column on Alabama's Historic Tax Credit - 10/15/2013

Attorneys Speak about Tax Issues to the Alabama Association of Accountants & Tax Preparers - 9/20/2013

Sirote Attorney Howard Neiswender to Speak about Estate Planning at ASCPA Webinar - 9/19/2013

Sirote Attorneys Ronald Levitt and Brad Sklar to Speak about LLC's at ASCPA Webinar - 9/3/2013

Sirote CEO John Cooper is Upcoming Speaker for ASCPA Webinar - 8/22/2013

Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the "Best Lawyers in America" for 2014 - 8/16/2013

Sirote's Don Johnson to Speak About 1031 Exchanges at ASCPA Webinar - 8/15/2013

Sirote Attorney Howard Neiswender Will Speak at ASCPA Webinar - 8/8/2013

Sirote CEO John Cooper to Speak at ASCPA Webinar - 8/2/2013

Sirote & Permutt Present ASCPA "Hot Topics in Tax" Webinar Series - 7/25/2013

Sirote's Brad Sklar Named Co-Chair of American Institute on Federal Taxation - 6/26/2013

Seven Sirote Attorneys Selected for 2013 Chambers USA List of the Best - 6/4/2013

Sirote CEO John Cooper featured in Business Journal's “Six Tips for Building Office Morale” - 2/4/2013

Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the "Best Lawyers in America" for 2014 - 8/16/2013

Seven Sirote Attorneys Selected for 2013 Chambers USA List of the Best - 6/4/2013

Sirote's Maury Shevin Featured in Business Journal's Bottom Line: Increased Government Regulation's Impact on Small Business Lending - 3/7/2013