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Ronald A. Levitt

Shareholder
Birmingham
rlevitt@sirote.com
Tel: 205-930-5274
Fax: 205-212-3894
Assistant
Jennifer Surrett
jsurrett@sirote.com
205-930-5129

Ronald’s practice focuses on business and tax planning issues, particularly for closely held and family owned businesses. Specifically, he counsels clients in business planning, succession planning, entity formation, representation of S Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and other flow-through entities, mergers and acquisitions, purchases and sales of businesses, and healthcare law (representing physician practices). Additionally, Ronald handles federal and state controversy matters, estate planning and charitable deduction planning, including planning and defending conservation easements.

  • Practice focuses on business and tax planning issues, particularly for closely held and family owned businesses
  • Counsels clients in the areas of business planning, succession planning, entity formation, representation of S Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC's) and other flow-through entities, mergers and acquisitions, purchases and sales of businesses, federal and state tax planning and controversy matters, health care law (focusing on the representation of physician practices), estate planning and charitable deduction planning, including planning for and defending conservation easements

 

  • Recipient, AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell for over 20 years. A reflection of the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standard.
  • Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Litigation & Tax Controversy, for at least 20 years 
  • "Best Lawyer of the Year" for Tax Law, Best Lawyers in America, 2012
  • Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorney in Tax Law, 2009-10
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Tax, Closely Held Businesses, Healthcare
  • American College of Tax Counsel, fellow; Board of Regents

 

Schools

  • University of Florida School of Law
    LLM, 1984
  • University of Alabama School of Law
    JD, 1983
  • University of Alabama
    BS, cum laude, 1979; and MBA, 1983

Additional Accolades

University of Alabama School of Law

  • American Journal of Tax Policy, Student Editor-In-Chief

 

 

  • N.E. Miles Jewish Day School, Board of Directors 
  • Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, Board of Directors
  • A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club, Board of Directors, former member
  • Helen Keller Foundation, Board of Directors, former member
  • NCCJ (Local Chapter), Board of Directors, former member
  • Temple Beth El, Board of Directors
  • Temple Emanu-El, Board of Directors, former member
  • Levite Jewish Community Center
    • President 1995–96
    • Board of Directors, former member
  • Birmingham Jewish Federation
    • First Vice President (Campaign Chair) 1997–98
    • Board of Directors, former member 
  • Birmingham Jewish Foundation, Board of Directors, former member

     


    • Speaker, ABA Tax Section Programs and Committee Meetings; Alabama Association of Accountants and Tax Preparers; Alabama Society of CPAs; Alabama Society of Enrolled Agents; American College of Trust & Estate Counsel; American Institute on Federal Taxation; Birmingham Tax Forum; Chattanooga Tax Practitioners; Conservation Easements Seminar; Great Lakes Federal Tax Institute; Heart of America Tax Conference; Land Trust Alliance; New York University Institute on Taxation; Southern Federal Tax Institute; University of Alabama Federal Tax Clinic; University of North Carolina Tax Conference; University of Texas Taxation Conference.

       

 

 

Sirote & Permutt's Ronald Levitt and David Wooldridge Quoted in Business Alabama Article on Kiva Dunes Case - 8/25/2014

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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 Presents ASCPA Webinar Series - 7/1/2014

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Sirote's Tax Litigation Lawyers File Brief in Appeal of $2.1 Million Conservation Easement Deduction - 5/16/2014

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Sirote Attorneys Shirley Justice and Ronald Levitt To Lead Presentation On The Affordable Care Act’s Tax Implications - 1/7/2014

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Alabama Society of Enrolled Agents Invites Sirote Attorneys to Speak About Health Care - 10/25/2013

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Ronald Levitt Speaks Nationally About Tax Issues - 10/23/2013

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Ronald Levitt and David Wooldridge Speak about Conservation Easements - 9/25/2013

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Attorneys Speak about Tax Issues to the Alabama Association of Accountants & Tax Preparers - 9/20/2013

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Sirote Attorneys Ronald Levitt and David Wooldridge to Serve as Panelists for the Land Trust Alliance - 9/9/2013

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Sirote Attorneys Ronald Levitt and Brad Sklar to Speak about LLC's at ASCPA Webinar - 9/3/2013

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

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Sirote's Ronald Levitt Speaks About Environmental Capitalism and Investment Opportunities - 6/24/2013

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Sirote & Permutt Announces 30 Attorneys Selected as Alabama Super Lawyers 2013 - 6/14/2013

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Sirote's Ronald Levitt Speaks about S-Corporations and LLC Mergers - 5/30/2013

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Sirote & Permutt Hosts a Free Seminar About Health Care Law - 5/2/2013

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Sirote's Ronald Levitt to Present Estate Planning Webinar - 4/8/2013

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Sirote's Ronald Levitt Warns of Looming Tax Issues for S Corporation Owners - 3/13/2013

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Ronald Levitt Offers Important 2013 Tax News for All Business Owners - 12/12/2012

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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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Register Now For Sirote-ASCPA Seminar Presented by Ronald Levitt - 8/8/2012

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Seminar for CPA, Banking, and Commercial Real Estate industries! - 8/3/2012

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Ronald Levitt Presenter for ASCPA Webinar - 7/18/2012

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Corporate, Tax and Estate Planning Attorneys Speak at ASCPA Annual Meeting - 6/22/2012

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Ronald Levitt Co-Author for LexisNexis Tax Planning Book - 6/4/2012

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Sirote & Permutt Lawyers in the Tax Press - 5/9/2012

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Sirote Attorneys Levitt and Wooldridge Elected to American College of Tax Counsel - 4/24/2012

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Sirote & Permutt Successfully Defends Case Against IRS - 3/12/2012

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Ronald Levitt to Moderate Panel at ABA Tax Section Meeting - 2/15/2012

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Ronald Levitt Speaks on Current Topics Affecting S-Corporations - 11/22/2011

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

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Ronald Levitt and David Wooldridge to Present at Conservation Easement Conference - 10/31/2011

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Sirote Tax Attorneys Publish Land Easement Article - 7/21/2011

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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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Birmingham Magazine Names 5 From Sirote As Top Attorneys - 3/2/2010

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Sirote’s Ronald Levitt to Speak About Conservation Easements - 6/5/2014

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Sirote & Permutt Attorneys to Speak at 95th Alabama Society of CPAs Annual Meeting - 6/3/2014

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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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Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Have Successful Outcome In Landmark Conservation Easement Case Before US Tax Court - 6/22/2009

he United States Tax Court issued a seminal decision in a controversy with the Internal Revenue Service concerning a taxpayer’s deduction for contributing a conservation easement to a land trust. Read More


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 Shareholder Levitt To Speak AT UNC Tax Institute - 4/16/2009

Ronald A. Levitt, an attorney at Sirote & Permutt, will be speaking at the UNC Tax Conference in Chapel Hill on May 1. Read More


Birmingham Magazine Recognizes 17 From Sirote As Top Attorneys - 3/10/2009

Birmingham law firm, Sirote & Permutt, is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys from the firm were selected by their peers for inclusion in the list of “Top Attorneys” published in Birmingham Magazine. Read More