Sirote Attorney David Wooldridge Recognized by Alabama State Bar
Sirote & Permutt attorney David M. Wooldridge has received the "William D. 'Bill' Scruggs Jr. Service to the Bar Award" from the Alabama State Bar. The award is presented periodically to a lawyer in recognition of outstanding and long-term service to the Alabama State Bar. Wooldridge is the fifth recipient of the Award, which was instituted in 2002.
The presentation recites: "His service to the bar has been marked by compassion and support to the recovering community. Wooldridge has served as a board member of the Alabama Lawyer Assistance Foundation since its inception in 2000. He has written and lectured extensively about dependency problems affecting lawyers and law students. In 2009, he and 'Squire' Gwin were recognized with the Award of Merit for their outstanding constructive service to the legal profession through their tireless work with the Lawyer Assistance Program."
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About David M. Wooldridge
Wooldridge represents clients in tax controversy cases involving both the IRS and Alabama Department of Revenue. Most recently, his legal practice has had a particular emphasis on defending conservation easements, such as the landmark Kiva Dunes case in US Tax Court. During his 32 years with Sirote, Wooldridge’s practice has included tax planning, state and local tax issues, family succession and business planning, shareholder oppression, and director and fiduciary liability issues. In 2012 he was elected to the American College of Tax Counsel, a professional association of tax attorneys recognized for excellence in the tax profession. Of the 15 ACTC members in Alabama, four are attorneys who practice at Sirote, the second largest group of attorneys at a law firm in the state. From 1992-99, Wooldridge served as Sirote & Permutt’s Managing Partner.