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John H. Cooper

Shareholder & CEO
Birmingham
jcooper@sirote.com
Tel: 205-930-5108
Fax: 205-212-3823
Assistant
Shirley Gillis
sgillis@sirote.com
205-930-5285

John serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the firm. He advises businesses on topics, including the planning, structuring and negotiating of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, purchases and sales of businesses and raising capital through issuance of debt and equity securities. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Advanced Corporate Tax at the University of Alabama School of Law.

Cooper, John H

  • Serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Sirote & Permutt
  • Advises businesses on a wide variety of topics, including the planning, structuring and negotiating of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and purchases and sales of businesses, as well as the structuring of business organizations with respect to ownership, financial, and tax planning issues, venture capital transactions, and public and private securities transactions in diverse industries, such as technology, health care, pharmaceutical, real estate and retail
  • University of Alabama School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Advanced Corporate Tax, 1982-08
  • Cumberland School of Law, Served as Adjunct Professor of Partnership Taxation
  • Recipient of the highest rating attainable by Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of having achieved preeminent status in the areas of professional skill and integrity
  • Birmingham Business Journal's Best of the Bar 2006

 

  • Birmingham Magazine "Top Attorney" in Tax Law, 2009 
  • Alabama Super LawyersTax
  • Best Lawyers In America, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law and Tax Law
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial Law
  • Best of US, Inc. "Best of Class" 2006 for Tax 
  • Birmingham, American and Alabama Bar Associations

 

Schools

  • New York University
    LLM in Taxation, 1980
  • University of Alabama School of Law
    JD, 1978
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
    BA, 1975

Additional Accolades

University of Alabama School of Law

  • Order of the Coif, Top 10-percent

 

 

 

 

  • Birmingham Business Alliance, Board of Directors
  • John Carroll Catholic High School, Board of Education, Chair 2013-14, Member 2009-13
  • Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School, Board of Directors, 2009-14 and Chair of Governance Committee, 2010-14
  • Vestavia Hills Board of Education, Chair, 2008-09, Vice-Chair 2007-08, Member 2004-07
  • Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors 2000-10, Chairman 2003-04 (inactive 2007-08)
  • State of Alabama Ethics Commission, Chair, 2008-09, Vice-Chair 2007-08, Member 2004-07

 


 

  •  Co-author and co-editor, "Tax Planning for Professionals"published by Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 1986

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Sirote & Permutt Presents ASCPA Webinar Series - 7/1/2014

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

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

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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 Opens Office in Fort Lauderdale - 5/22/2013

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Sirote & Permutt Wins "2013 Communitas Award" for Community Partnership Initiative - 4/1/2013

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"Birmingham Business Journal" Names Sirote & Permutt as Nonprofit Awards Finalist - 3/18/2013

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Supreme Court Justice Tom Woodall Joins Sirote & Permutt's Appellate Practice Group - 2/6/2013

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

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Sirote Supports Initiative Breaks New Ground as Finalist in Birmingham Magazine’s Inaugural “Groundbreaker” Awards - 1/9/2013

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Sirote's John Cooper & Jim Sturdivant Designated "Lawyers of the Year" for 2013 - 12/28/2012

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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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Sirote's CEO John Cooper will Present ASCPA Tax Webinar - 9/25/2012

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

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CEO John Cooper to Speak at ASCPA-Sirote Webinar - 7/26/2012

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Julian Butler Retires as Madison County Attorney - 1/18/2012

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Six Sirote Attorneys Designated "Best Lawyers of the Year" for 2012 - 11/17/2011

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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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John Cooper Makes Birmingham's Most Influential List - 9/3/2009

Sirote’s John Cooper has been featured in the Birmingham Business Journal as one of the top business leaders in Birmingham’s most important industries. Read More


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

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Publication Recognizes 20 From Sirote As Super Lawyers - 5/19/2009

Birmingham law firm Sirote & Permutt is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys from the firm were selected for inclusion in the “2009 Super Lawyers” publication. Read More


Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009 - 9/26/2008

The following attorneys with the law firm of Sirote & Permutt have been named to the 2009 edition of Best Lawyers: 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


Fourteen Sirote Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers - 6/9/2008

Sirote & Permutt had fourteen lawyers listed in the 2008 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers. They were Katherine N. Barr, Robert R. Baugh, Steven A. Brickman, Julian D. Butler, John H. Cooper, Elizabeth H. Hutchins, Ronald A. Levitt, Melinda M. Mathews, Joel A. Mendler, Lenora W. Pate, J. Jeffrey Rich, Maurice L. Shevin, Judith F. Todd, and George M. Van Tassel, Jr. Read More