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Adam J. Sigman

Shareholder
Birmingham
asigman@sirote.com
Tel: 205-930-5755
Fax: 205-212-2870
Assistant
Sonya Terry
205-930-5234
sterry@sirote.com

At Sirote, Adam serves as a Shareholder in the Corporate & Securities and Real Estate Practice Areas, representing developers and investors across a broad spectrum of asset categories, including retail, office, industrial/warehouse, multi-family, healthcare and life sciences, restaurant and hospitality, entertainment and sports, education, and agricultural, ranch, and hunting properties. He also counsels real estate clients in their general corporate, intellectual property, management and operations, and tax planning matters.

  • Extensive experience with acquisitions, dispositions, land use and zoning, leasing, construction contracts, construction and permanent financing, and municipal participation/incentives in real estate projects.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented the sponsor, lead investor and developer in the acquisition, development, construction financing and leasing of a new, Class-A, LEED, office building/campus for the United States of America-General Services Administration (United States Treasury Department-Birmingham), comprised of approximately 85,000 RSF and a total project development cost of approximately $30,000,000.
  • Represented the developer, as consultant to a municipality, in connection with the acquisition, development and financing of a baseball stadium, park, and downtown redevelopment zone, including design and construction contracts, with a total project cost of approximately $60,000,000.
  • Represented the developer in its acquisition, financing, development and leasing of a 500,000 square foot industrial warehouse campus project with a total project development cost of approximately $25,000,000, involving the assemblage of real estate, re-zoning, other land use planning, master design-build agreements, simultaneous sales to two light manufacturing suppliers, the procurement of municipal participation for new infrastructure and improvements to existing infrastructure for the project (including power/electric systems re-engineering and delivery), negotiation and procurement of railroad access and transportation contracts, and the leasing of the project.
  • Represented the developer in its acquisition, financing, development and leasing of an 800,000 square foot power center with a total project development cost of approximately $45,000,000, involving the assemblage of real estate, re-zoning, other land use planning, simultaneous sales to two anchor retailers, the procurement of municipal participation for new infrastructure and improvements to existing infrastructure for the project, and the leasing of the project, including, in-line space, outparcels and anchors and junior anchors.
  • Represented the developer in its acquisition, development and financing of a historic office building and warehouse in a downtown/ urban setting, with a total project development cost of approximately $10,000,000, which included converting and rehabilitating the vacant structure into 74 loft apartments and underground parking, Alabama Housing Finance Authority bond financing, the sale of historic and affordable housing tax credits to an investor sponsored by Fannie Mae, and procuring a subordinated HUD/ HOME Loan from the City of Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Represented the sponsor and lead investor in the acquisition and financing of a 292-unit, new construction, Class-A, multifamily project in the North Central sub-market of Houston, Texas, with a total project cost of approximately $35,000,000, which included the simultaneous closing of a registered, private placement memorandum equity raise, and senior and mezzanine credit facilities.
  • Represented numerous landlords and tenants in lease negotiations for office, retail and industrial/warehouse and agricultural properties (in excess of 1,000,000 square feet in the aggregate).
  • Recipient, AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell. A reflection of the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standard
  • Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate, 2008-13
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2008-14
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Real Estate Law, 2012-14
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Real Estate Law, 2010-11
  • Birmingham Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40,” 2006
  • Client Choice Award, Commercial Property Category for Alabama, 2014
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association 
  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property, Trust and Estate Section
    • Chairman, Ethics and Professionalism Committee (2009-13)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers

Schools

  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law
    J.D., 1998
  • Vanderbilt University
    B.A., magna cum laude, 1995

Additional Accolades

Vanderbilt University

  • Phi Beta Kappa 

 

 

  • Urban Development Group, Board of Directors, 2010-11
  • Camp Smile-A-Mile, Board of Directors, 2003-08
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment of the City of Birmingham, Appointed Member, Board of Directors, 2001-03


  • Writer, Commercial Real Estate Blog
  • Presenter, Ethics for the Real Estate Lawyer, Samford University Cumberland School of Law Seminar: Trends in Commercial Real Estate, 2010
  • Planning Committee Member, Samford University Cumberland School of Law Seminar (co-sponsored by the Real Property Trusts and Estates Section of the Alabama State Bar) Trends in Commercial Real Estate, 2009-10
  • Presenter, Acquisition and Development Due Diligence, Lorman Education Services Seminar: Strategic Planning for Shopping Centers and the Commercial Lease in Alabama, 2003, 2004
  • Presenter, American Bar Association Real Property, Trust and Estate Section 2012 Spring Symposium: Hot Topics in Ethics for Real Estate Lawyers, 2012
  • Author and Editor, The Ethics Corner, Real Property & Probate Journal (a publication of the ABA Real Property, Trusts and Estates Section) 2010-12

Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2015 - 8/19/2014

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Sirote's Sklar and Sigman Serve as Counsel on Three of 2013's Top 15 Commercial Real Estate Deals - 2/7/2014

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

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Sirote & Permutt Announces 30 Attorneys Selected as Alabama Super Lawyers 2013 - 6/14/2013

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

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Sirote Legal Alert: The Changing Tax Climate - 12/10/2012

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Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the "Best Lawyers in America" for 2013 - 11/5/2012

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Chambers USA Selects Five Sirote Attorneys for its 2012 List - 8/30/2012

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Sirote Expands Corporate Practice with Addition of Adam Sigman - 10/28/2011

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Sirote Attorneys Make 2014 Chambers USA Leading Lawyer List - 5/28/2014

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Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2014 - 4/28/2014

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Sirote & Permutt's Adam Sigman Chosen as 2014 Client Choice Award Recipient - 4/3/2014

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