Jerry Held

, Shareholder

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Jerry is the immediate past Chair and Managing Partner of the Mortgage Banking Practice Group, having transitioned the management of this group in 2015 to Stephen Collins. He represents national mortgage lenders, servicers, and government agencies in mortgage banking law, real estate litigation, default servicing, and title insurance law. He is a frequent speaker at nationwide industry conferences, and he hosts seminars and training sessions at client offices across the country. Jerry served on the Board of Directors for the USFN from 2005-10, the nation’s largest nonprofit association of mortgage banking attorneys and trustees.

Awards & Accreditations

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


  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, 2010-16
    • Real Estate Law, 2011-16
    • Banking and Finance Law, 2013-16
  • Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2003-15
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, 2012-15
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating
  • Every year since 2000, Sirote has been awarded the USFN Award of Excellence, specifically for its Mortgage Banking practice on the national level


  • Mortgage Bankers Association of America (MBA)
  • American Bar Association
    • Foreclosure & Related Remedies Committee
    • Real Property, Probate & Trust Section
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • USFN Board of Directors 2005-10

Thought Leadership

  • Past Executive Committee/Board Member, Sirote & Permutt, 2004-14
  • Managing Partner of the Mortgage Banking Practice Group since its inception in 1999

Emory University School of Law

JD, 1974

University of Alabama

BS, 1971

  • Birmingham Jewish Federation
  • President, Board of Directors & Executive Committee
  • Past Annual Campaign Fundraising Chair
  • Temple Emanu-el
  • Past Member of Board of Directors
  • Current Member of Finance Committee

  • Birmingham Jewish Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • Birmingham Jewish Community Center
  • Past President
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Alabama Chapter
  • Past Board Member and VP of Fundraising
  • Collat Jewish Family Services
  • Past Board Member
  • Tocqueville Society of United Way

  • Speaker, "Advanced Foreclosure," USFN Loan Management & Servicing Seminar, 2007-14
  • Speaker, " The Latest Eviction/REO Challenges," USFN Loan Management & Servicing Seminar, 2009-12
  • Speaker, “Non-Judicial Foreclosure Law,” Client Educational Training Seminars, Austin, Des Moines, Fort Mill, Memphis, Plano and Richardson
  • Speaker, “Managing Title Issues,” USFN Loan Management & Servicing Seminar, 2008-14
  • Author, "State Summaries: Alabama," National Mortgage Servicing Resource Directory (NMSRD), 1999-2015
  • Author, "Loan Satisfaction: Alabama," National Mortgage Servicer’s Reference Directory (NMSRD), 1999-2015
Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America© for 2016 - 8/17/2015 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2015 - 5/27/2015 Read More
Sirote Attorneys Selected for 2015 Chambers USA - 5/20/2015 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Receives the 2014 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence - 11/3/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2015 - 8/19/2014 Read More
Sirote Attorneys Make 2014 Chambers USA Leading Lawyer List - 5/28/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Receives the "2013 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence" - 11/15/2013 Read More
Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the "Best Lawyers in America" for 2014 - 8/16/2013 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Announces 30 Attorneys Selected as Alabama Super Lawyers 2013 - 6/14/2013 Read More
Seven Sirote Attorneys Selected for 2013 Chambers USA List of the Best - 6/4/2013 Read More
Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the "Best Lawyers in America" for 2013 - 11/5/2012 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Receives the "2012 USFN Award of Excellence" - 10/19/2012 Read More
Chambers USA Selects Five Sirote Attorneys for its 2012 List - 8/30/2012 Read More
Sirote Receives 2011 "USFN Award of Excellence" - 10/28/2011 Read More
Sirote Attorneys Jerry Held, Stephen Collins and Don Wright Speak at Mortgage Banking Seminar - 4/19/2011 Read More
Sirote Receives 2010 USFN Award of Excellence - 10/11/2010 Read More
Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011 - 8/27/2010 Read More
Three Sirote Attorneys Selected for 2010 Chambers USA List of the Best - 3/3/2010 Read More
Sirote Receives 2009 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence - 9/28/2009 Read More
31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009 Read More
Sirote Awarded “Excellence in Service” - 6/23/2009 Read More
Sirote Receives 2008 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence - 9/6/2008 Read More
Sirote Attorneys to Participate in Regional Default Services Seminar for Mortgage Banking Industry - 9/5/2008 Read More
Sirote & Permutt And Attorneys Selected For 2008 Chambers USA's List Of The Best - 6/25/2008 Read More
Sirote Shareholder Jerry Held to Moderate Panel At National Mortgage Banking Conference - 5/15/2008 Read More
Sirote Announces Expansion of Mortgage Banking Litigation Group - 4/1/2008 Read More
Sirote Shareholders Jerry Held & Stephen Collins Speakers at Mortgage Banking Conference - 4/1/2008 Read More

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