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Joseph T. Ritchey

Tel: 205-930-5292
Fax: 205-212-3813
Connie Brasher

In his practice at Sirote, Joey represents various individuals and businesses, including physicians, physician networks, multi-specialty physician practices, health care organizations, healthcare ventures, food businesses, retail and wholesale businesses and other concerns. He chairs the firm's Corporate and Tax Group and is also a member of the Health Care Law Consulting Group.

  • Represents  individuals and businesses, including physicians, physician networks, multi-specialty physician practices, health care organizations, hospitals, healthcare ventures, food businesses, retail and wholesale businesses and other concerns
  • Extensive experience in matters involving all aspects of physician medical practices 
  • Corporate experience includes start-up, operations, mergers and acquisitions, issues for closely-held businesses and partnerships
  • Advises clients on issues regarding health law, tax planning, qualified retirement plans, business and personal planning, securities law, estate planning, agreements, and business relationships
  • Counsels individuals in tax, estate and retirement planning
  • Represents health care providers in matters involving Stark and Medicare Fraud and Abuse compliance, billing issues, contracts, mergers, acquisitions, sales, income tax, tax-exempt and employment
  • Counsels both issuers and investors in private securities offerings, including securities and tax advice on the formation of issuers, due diligence requirements and tax and securities implications to investors
  • Recipient of the highest rating attainable by Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of having achieved preeminent status in the areas of professional skill and integrity
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Health Care & Tax
  • Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, Tax Law
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Mediator and Arbitrator
  • Birmingham and Alabama State Bar Associations
  • American Bar Association
    • Tax Section
  • Chair, Sirote & Permutt Tax, Corporate & Benefits Department
  • Served as Law Clerk to Chief Justice C. C. Torbert, Jr. of the Alabama Supreme Court from 1981-82


  • New York University
    LLM in Taxation, 1983
  • Cumberland School of Law
    JD, 1981
  • University of Alabama
    BS, 1977

Additional Accolades

Cumberland School of Law
  • Cumberland Law Review, Editor-in-Chief  



  • Family Connection, Inc., Board of Directors, Executive Committee, 2009-Present
  • YMCA Mountain Brook Branch, Board of Directors; Board Chair, 2010-12
  • Rotary Club of Birmingham, 2000-Present
  • St. George Church: Finance Committee, 1985-Present
  • Leadership Birmingham, 2003-04
  • Leadership Shelby County, 2007-08
  • Leadership Shelby County, Alumni Board, 2010-13; President, 2011-12

  • American Red Cross, Shelby County, Board of Directors
  • Delta Chi Alumni Board of Trustees, President, 2009-Present

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Sirote's Joey Ritchey Elected to Board of Directors for Leadership Shelby County - 6/6/2013

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