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Sirote's Katherine N. Barr and Peter M. Wright to Speak at Special Needs Roundtable

July 11, 2013

Sirote & Permutt attorneys Katherine N. Barr and Peter M. Wright will be featured speakers for a special needs roundtable event sponsored by Merrill Lynch. Attendees will include leaders of many nonprofit organizations that serve those with special needs in the Birmingham community. Barr and Wright will speak about “Guardianships and Conservatorships in Alabama.”

The Roundtable will be held at the Merrill Lynch Brookwood Office in Birmingham, Ala. on July 16, 2013, from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. For information about attending the event, contact Lauren Pearson at lauren_pearson@ml.com or 205-326-9608 or Kim Lepley at kim.lepley@ml.com or 205-326-9662.

About Katherine N. Barr
A member of the law firm’s Estate, Wills & Trusts department, Barr handles all aspects of estate planning and administration for clients. Her passion, however, and the focus of much of her practice involves special needs planning. She assists clients in providing for a child or family member with special needs in a way that does not jeopardize government benefits. She also assists when a person with a disability will receive a personal injury settlement or an inheritance and needs to keep SSI or Medicaid. Barr is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney and is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates Law. Barr is a member of Special Needs Alliance and The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

About Peter M. Wright
Wright's practice focuses on trust and estate litigation matters with a particular emphasis on will contests, estate and trust administration matters, joint account or joint ownership of property disputes, power of attorney litigation, and general representation of fiduciaries and beneficiaries of estates and trusts. Wright is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Alabama Super Lawyers for Trust and Estate Litigation. He serves as adjunct professor at The University of Alabama School of Law and is a member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.


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