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Tanya K. Shunnara

Tel: 205-930-5323
Fax: 205-212-2875
Kay Still

Tanya is a member of the Estates, Wills and Trusts practice of Sirote & Permutt, where she advises clients in planning their estates to accomplish personal goals and minimize estate taxes. Tanya's practice focuses on family wealth transfer planning, business succession planning, transfer tax minimization and assisting families in carrying out their testamentary goals.

  • Practices Estate Planning for individuals, including advising clients in planning their estates to accomplish personal goals and minimize estate taxes
  • Drafts documents such as wills and trusts, to carry out clients' plans
  • Assists families of deceased persons in probate administration--especially those estates with estate, gift or income tax implications
  • Helps clients develop charitable giving techniques and establish both public and private tax-exempt entities
  • Estate Planning Council
  • UAB Professional Advisory Council, Board Member
  • Alabama Planned Giving Council
    • Executive Board and Officer
  • Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorney, Rising Stars, 2012
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Birmingham and Alabama State Bar Associations
  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section


  • Cumberland School of Law
    JD, cum laude, 2007
  • University of Alabama
    BA, summa cum laude, 2004

Additional Accolades

University of Alabama

  • Presidential Scholar 
  • University Honors Program Graduate

Cumberland School of Law

  • Presidential Scholar
  • Cumberland Law Review
    • Outstanding Editor Award, 2006-07
    • Student Materials Editor, 2006-07
    • Junior Member, 2005-06
  • Student Bar Association, Senior Class Secretary, 2006-07
  • Caruthers Fellow, 2005-06
  • Best Brief Award - Spring 2005
  • Curia Honoris Society


  • Girls Scouts of North Central Alabama, Board Member, former
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center, Young Supporters Board
  •  The Blackburn Institute, Fellow
  • YWCA, Junior Board
  •  Leadership UAB, Steering Committee, Class of 2009

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