John Cooper

, Shareholder & CEO

Birmingham

jcooper@sirote.com
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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.

Awards & Accreditations

  • Best Lawyers in America©
  • Alabama Super Lawyers 
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyer 
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Tax Law, 1991-2015
    • Corporate Law, 2011-15
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2011-15
    • Securities Regulation, 2011-15
  • Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in Birmingham:
    • 2012 Corporate Law
    • 2013 Securities Regulation
    • 2013 Mergers and Acquisition Law
    • 2015 Corporate Law
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial, 2003-14
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, 2008-15
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating
  • Birmingham Magazine "Top Attorney" in Tax Law, 2009 
  • Birmingham Business Journal's Best of the Bar 2006 
  • Best of US, Inc. "Best of Class" 2006 for Tax

Organizations

  • Serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Sirote & Permutt
  • 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
  • Birmingham, American and Alabama Bar Associations

Thought Leadership

  • 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

JD, 1978

  • Order of the Coif, Top 10-percent


New York University School of Law

LLM in Taxation, 1980


University of Alabama in Huntsville

BA, 1975

  • Birmingham Business Alliance
  • Board of Directors
  • John Carroll Catholic High School
  • Board of Directors
  • Holy Family Cristo Rey High School
  • Board of Trustees
  • Vestavia Hills Board of Education
  • Chair 2008-09
  • Vice-Chair 2007-08
  • Member 2004-07
  • Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity
  • Board of Directors, 2000-12 
  • State of Alabama Ethics Commission
  • Chair, 2004-08
  • Author, "Sirote Supports: Dedication to Education," The Counselor, July 2014
  • Author, "Sirote Supports Kicks Off New Year with a Bang", Sirote Supports, January 2013
  • Author, "Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School: An Urban Education Model that Works", Sirote Supports, November 2012
  • Author, "Jingle All the Way to Help Arthritis Sufferers",  Sirote Supports, December 2012
  • Author, "Sirote's Commitment to our Educational System," Sirote Supports, August 2012
  • Co-author and co-editor, "Tax Planning for Professionals", published by Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 1986

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