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Maurice L. Shevin

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Birmingham
mshevin@sirote.com
Tel: 205-930-5149
Fax: 205-212-3810
Assistant
Susan Reid
sreid@sirote.com
205-930-5254

Maury serves as counsel for trade associations, financial institutions and business clients, advising them with respect to business and industry concerns. He advises numerous local, regional and national real estate, finance and consumer credit clients with respect to federal and state consumer credit protection laws, rules and regulations. His practice also includes assisting clients in legislative analysis and drafting, financing, and the purchase and sale of businesses and business assets.

  • As corporate counsel for financial institutions and business corporation clients, advises clients regarding regulatory matters and business and industry concerns
  • Advises local, regional and national real estate, finance and consumer credit clients on federal and state consumer credit protection laws, rules and regulations
  • Incorporator of The BorrowSmart Public Education Foundation, a Section 501(c)(3) foundation addressing the needs of America's housing counselors
  • Principal draftsman of several important Alabama consumer finance statutes including amendments to the Alabama Consumer Credit Act (1996, 2006), Alabama Mortgage Brokers Licensing Act (2001) and amendments to Alabama Small Loan Act (2002, 2004)
  • United States Comission on Civil Rights, State Advisory Committee, member
  • Alabama Lenders Association (trade association of regulated Alabama licensees), general counsel 
  • Conference on Consumer Finance Law, governing committee
  • American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, fellow 
  • 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, Consumer Law, Real Estate, Business/Corporate
  • Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer for Banking & Finance
  • Birmingham Magazine “Top Attorney” for Consumer Finance
  • Best of US Real Estate, Insurance, and Commercial Litigation Law
  • Birmingham Business Journal, Birmingham's Best Lawyers, 2006
  • Writes frequent articles for various trade association newsletters and trade magazines
  • Adjunct Professor, Comsumer Protection, University of Alabama School of Law  
  • Testified before various state and federal agency and legislative bodies including the Joint HUD/Treasury Task Force on Predatory Lending at its first public hearing in Atlanta, April 2000
  • Represented the National Home Equity Mortgage Association at HUD's Round Table discussion in Washington on RESPA Reform, August 2005

Schools

  • University of Alabama School of Law
    JD, 1977
  • Washington University
    BA, 1973

Additional Accolades

 University of Alabama School of Law

  • Alabama Law Review
  • Hugo L. Black Scholar

 

 

  • Anti-Defamation League, Southeast Region, board of directors
  • Alabama Holocaust Commission, appointed by the Governor of Alabama
  • Birmingham Jewish Federation, former vice president 
  • Levite Jewish Community Center, board of directors 
  • Jewish Community Relations Committee, former chair
  • Temple Beth-El, former president 
  • Alabama Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights   

     

  • Cahaba Girl Scout Council, former board member 
  • Childcare Resources, former board member 
  • Indian Springs School, former class representative 


  • Author, “What to Expect From Financial Reform,” Birmingham Business Journal, July 30, 2010
  • Author, "Arbitration: The Next Defining Moment", Legal Outlook, Equity Magazine, 2004
  • Author, "There Is Strength In Numbers", Legal Outlook, Equity Magazine, 2004
  • Author, "Illinois Developments: The Nationwide Impact", Legal Outlook, Equity Magazine, 2004
  • Author, "The New Generation of Consumer Protection Laws", Legal Outlook, Equity Magazine, 2004
  • Author, "The View From Outside The Beltway", Legal Outlook, Equity Magazine, 2004
  • Author, "Servicing, Fraud, Assignee Liability: Top Issues For Industry", Legal Outlook, Equity Magazine, 2003
  • Author, "Legal Briefs", Alabama Lenders Association, 2003
  • Author, "Why Sue The OTS?", Legal Outlook, Equity Magazine, 2003
  • Author, "What's Next? A Fight for What's Right", Legal Outlook, Equity Magazine, 2003
  • Author, "A Very Busy Month", Legal Outlook, Equity Magazine, 2003
  • Author, "RESPA REFORM: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", Legal Outlook, Equity Magazine, 2002
  • Author, "Legal Outlook", Equity Magazine, 2002
  • Author, "Proposed OTS Change - Ill-Advised", Legal Outlook, Equity Magazine, 2002
  • Author, "Where Do We Go Now", Equity Magazine, 2002
  • Author, "What Revised Article 9 Means for Consumer Credit Transactions", Banking Traditions , Vol. 13, Issue 1, Special Convention Preview Issue, 2002
  • Author, "General Counsel's Perspective On Breaking New Ground", Legal Outlook, Equity Magazine, 2001
  • Author, "The Law Of Unintended Consequences", Legal Outlook, Equity Magazine, 2001
  • Author, "The Eleventh Circuit Court Of Appeals Weighs In (Once Again) On The Issue Of Yield Spread Premium", Legal Outlook, Equity Magazine, 2001
  • Author, "Beyond Rhetoric To Fairness", Legal Outlook, Equity Magazine, 2001
  • Speaker, "Complying with the CFPB," Louisiana Finance Association, November 2013

Sirote & Permutt Attorney Maury Shevin Quoted in Birmingham Business Journal about Data Security Trends for 2014 - 1/21/2014

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Sirote's Maury Shevin Quoted in Birmingham Business Journal about the Changing Legal Landscape - 1/14/2014

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Maury Shevin to Speak about Complying with the CFPB - 11/7/2013

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Sirote's Maury Shevin Quoted in the Birmingham Business Journal - 10/18/2013

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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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Sirote's Maury Shevin Featured in Business Journal's Bottom Line: Increased Government Regulation's Impact on Small Business Lending - 3/7/2013

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Sirote’s Shevin Cited in BBJ Article About 2013 Economic Outlook - 1/7/2013

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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's Shevin Cited in BBJ Payday Loan Article - 10/25/2012

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Birmingham Magazine Names 14 from Sirote as Top Attorneys - 2/2/2012

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Maury Shevin Named Adjunct Professor at University of Alabama School of Law - 10/13/2011

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Maury Shevin and Mason Davis Participate in Radio Fundraiser -- 90.3 FM WBHM - 4/13/2011

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Maury Shevin and Andy Saag Presenters at CLE Alabama Seminar - 2/28/2011

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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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Maury Shevin featured in the Birmingham Business Journal “What to Expect from Financial Reform” - 8/10/2010

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Sirote's Maurice Shevin Reappointed as Member of Alabama Advisory Committee by United States Commission on Civil Rights - 4/15/2014

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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 Law Firm Creates SMART Team to Assist Clients in Dealing with Current Economic Conditions - 10/21/2008

Sirote & Permutt announces the formation of the Sirote Mortgage & Asset Recovery Team (SMART) chaired by Maurice L. Shevin. 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