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Joe H. Ritch

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Huntsville
jritch@sirote.com
Tel: 256-518-3600
Fax: 256-518-3681
Assistant
Abigail Burke
256-518-3653
aburke@sirote.com

Well-known throughout the region for his high profile work with the North Alabama Base Realignment and Closing Commission and its efforts on behalf of Redstone Arsenal, Joe has an equally active career as an attorney in Sirote's Huntsville office, where he co-chairs the Privacy & Data Security and Government Contracting Practice Groups.

  • Co-chair, Privacy & Data Security Practice Group
  • Handles all aspects of government contracting, including supply, service, and construction contracts and subcontracts in industries such as telecommunications, electronics, aerospace and missiles, shipbuilding, automated data processing (ADP), construction, surety, professional, architect-engineer, and technical services, heavy equipment, and high-technology and research and development contracting
  • Knowledge in the Multiple Award Schedule Contract (MASC) program
  • Represents clients in developing and negotiating contracts in the real estate area, including commercial real estate transactions
  • Handles real estate foreclosure for lenders, involving residential and commercial real estate
  • Committee to Redraft Alabama Limited Partnership Act, 1980-82
  • Committee on Alabama Tax Clinic, 1981-83
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), board of directors chairman
  • Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee, chairman
  • National Associations of Bond Attorneys
  • Huntsville-Madison County, Alabama State and American Bar Associations 

Schools

  • New York University
    LLM in Taxation, 1976
  • Cumberland School of Law
    JD, cum laude, 1975
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
    BA, 1972

Additional Accolades

 Cumberland School of Law

  • Cumberland Law Review, Editor-in-Chief

 

 

  • University of Alabama Board of Trustees, former member 
  • Alabama Space and Rocket Center Foundation, chair
  • Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce, board of directors 
  • University of Alabama at Huntsville Eminent Scholars Foundation, president 
  • UAB Regional Medical Center Valley Foundation, board of trustees, 2005-11
  • North Alabama Business Hall of Fame, inductee, 2011
  • National Space Club's von Braun Memorial Community Service Award, recipient, 2011
  • Redstone Arsenal's "Good Neighbor Award", recipient, 2010
  • Decatur/Morgan County Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Award, recipient, 2007
  • Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award, recipient, 2003
  • Department of the US Army Commander's Award for Public Service, recipient
  • Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame, member
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Sports Hall of Fame, member


  • Speaker, "BRAC update," 6th annual Huntsville Commercial Market Symposium
  • Speaker, "Tax Law", Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County, 2012

 

Joe Ritch is Chairman of TVA Board of Directors - 5/19/2014

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Sirote & Permutt's Joe Ritch Named Chair of Tennessee Valley Board of Directors - 2/13/2014

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Sirote Attorneys Pool Their Expertise To Help Clients Defend Crucial Data - 3/22/2013

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Sirote & Permutt Launches New Privacy & Data Security Group - 3/20/2013

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Sirote's Joe Ritch Recruits Mike McConnell to Warn Huntsville Chamber Members of the Growing Threats to Cyber Security - 2/8/2013

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Sirote Attorney Joe Ritch Sworn in as Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board Member - 1/22/2013

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Sirote Attorney Joe Ritch Receives Senate Confirmation for Key Administration Post - 1/3/2013

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Joe Ritch Discusses the “Fiscal Cliff” and Alabama’s Economy - 12/4/2012

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Huntsville Recognized as "Best Place for Veterans" - 11/12/2012

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Sirote Attorney Joe Ritch Receives Presidential Nomination To Key Administration Post - 10/18/2012

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Joe Ritch Receives von Braun Memorial Community Service Award - 11/11/2011

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Joe Ritch Named a Redstone Arsenal 'Good Neighbor' - 9/17/2010

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Joe Ritch Featured in The Huntsville Times - 9/17/2010

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Sirote's Joe Ritch Speaks About Economic Development - 6/2/2014

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