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Jerry E. Held

Tel: 205-930-5151
Fax: 205-212-3873
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Jerry chairs the Mortgage Banking Practice Group and represents national mortgage lenders, servicers, and government agencies in mortgage banking law, real estate litigation, default servicing, and title insurance law. He is a frequent speaker at nationwide industry conferences, and he hosts seminars and training sessions at client offices across the country. Jerry served on the Board of Directors for the USFN from 2005-10, the nation’s largest nonprofit association of mortgage banking attorneys and trustees.

Held, Jerry

  • Executive Committee/Board Member, Sirote & Permutt
  • Chairs the Mortgage Banking Practice Group
  • USFN Board of Directors 2005-10; Audit Committee
  • Recipient, AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell since 1988
  • Every year since 2000, Sirote has been awarded the USFN Award of Excellence, specifically for its Mortgage Banking practice on the national level
  • Mortgage Bankers Association of America (MBA)
  • American Bar Association,
    • Foreclosure & Related Remedies Committee
    • Real Property, Probate & Trust Section
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Chambers USA, Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, Real Estate Law and Banking and Finance Law
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Real Estate


  • Emory University School of Law
    JD, 1974
  • University of Alabama
    BS, 1971

  • Birmingham Jewish Federation, President, Board of Directors & Executive Committee, Annual Campaign Fundraising Chair
  • Temple Emanu-el, Board of Directors
  • Birmingham Jewish Community Center, Past President
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Alabama Chapter, Past Board Member and VP of Fundraising
  • Collat Jewish Family Services, Past Board Member
  • Tocqueville Society of United Way




  • Speaker, "Advanced Foreclosure," USFN Loan Management & Servicing Seminar
  • Speaker, " The Latest Eviction/REO Challenges," USFN Loan Management & Servicing Seminar
  • Speaker, “Non-Judicial Foreclosure Law,” Client Educational Training Seminars, Austin, Des Moines, Fort Mill, Memphis, Plano and Richardson
  • Speaker, “Managing Title Issues,” USFN Loan Management & Servicing Seminar
  • Author, "State Summaries: Alabama," National Mortgage Servicing Resource Directory (NMSRD), 1999-2014
  • Author, "Loan Satisfaction: Alabama," National Mortgage Servicer’s Reference Directory (NMSRD), 1999-2014


Sirote & Permutt Receives the 2014 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence - 11/3/2014

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

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Sirote & Permutt Receives the "2013 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence" - 11/15/2013

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

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Sirote & Permutt Receives the "2012 USFN Award of Excellence" - 10/19/2012

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

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Sirote Receives 2011 "USFN Award of Excellence" - 10/28/2011

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Sirote Attorneys Jerry Held, Stephen Collins and Don Wright Speak at Mortgage Banking Seminar - 4/19/2011

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Sirote Receives 2010 USFN Award of Excellence - 10/11/2010

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Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011 - 8/27/2010

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Three Sirote Attorneys Selected for 2010 Chambers USA List of the Best - 3/3/2010

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Sirote Receives 2009 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence - 9/28/2009

The USFN, a highly respected and well-recognized national network of mortgage banking attorneys, has recognized the law firm of Sirote & Permutt with its 2009 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence. Read More

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

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31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009

31 Sirote attorneys listed in the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers Read More

Sirote Awarded “Excellence in Service” - 6/23/2009

Sirote's Mortgage Banking Group, managed by shareholder Jerry E. Held, received the “2009 Excellence in Service” award at client Lender Processing Services’ annual Attorney Summit, which was held earlier this month in Minneapolis. Read More

Sirote Receives 2008 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence - 9/6/2008

Leading trade organization USFN has recognized the law firm of Sirote & Permutt with its 2008 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence. Read More

Sirote Attorneys to Participate in Regional Default Services Seminar for Mortgage Banking Industry - 9/5/2008

Three shareholders with the law firm of Sirote & Permutt will be featured panelists at the upcoming 2008 USFN Fall Regional Default Servicing Seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read More

Sirote & Permutt And Attorneys Selected For 2008 Chambers USA's List Of The Best - 6/25/2008

Alabama law firm Sirote & Permutt was selected for inclusion in the prestigious 2008 Chambers USA directory, as were several of the firm's individual attorneys. Read More

Sirote Shareholder Jerry Held to Moderate Panel At National Mortgage Banking Conference - 5/15/2008

Jerry Held, a shareholder with the law firm of Sirote & Permutt, P.C., will moderate a panel on "Managing Title Issues" at the USFN National Default Servicing Seminar and Technology Forum, June 4-6 in San Antonio, Texas. USFN is the largest not-for-profit association of law firms and trustee companies in the nation. serving the mortgage industry. Held, who chairs the Mortgage Banking Group at Sirote, also serves on USFN's Board of Directors. Read More

Sirote Announces Expansion of Mortgage Banking Litigation Group - 4/1/2008

In response to legal challenges arising from the current subprime mortgage banking crisis, Alabama law firm Sirote & Permutt, P.C., has expanded its mortgage banking litigation capabilities. Sirote repositioned this specialized litigation team to address the needs of the firm’s existing national financial services and mortgage banking clients. Read More

Sirote Shareholders Jerry Held & Stephen Collins Speakers at Mortgage Banking Conference - 4/1/2008

Jerry Held and Stephen Collins, shareholders in the firm of Sirote & Permutt, P.C., were featured speakers at the USFN Spring Regional Default Servicing Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, March 26-28. Read More