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Sirote Attorneys Levitt and Wooldridge Elected to American College of Tax Counsel

April 24, 2012

Sirote & Permutt attorney David M. Wooldridge has been elected as a fellow for the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC). Mr. Wooldridge will join the elite group of only 700 tax attorneys nationally to be nominated for this honor. Selection is based on a proven record of the highest professional qualifications, standards of professionalism and service to the profession.

Fellow Sirote attorney Ronald A. Levitt has been elected to the ACTC Board of Regents. The board is the governing body of the college and is comprised of one regent for each federal judicial circuit and two at-large regents.

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.

The ACTC is a nonprofit professional association of tax lawyers in private practice, academia and in government, who are recognized for their excellence in tax practice and for their substantial contributions and commitment to the profession.
 
Mr. 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 31 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. From 1992-99, Wooldridge served as Sirote & Permutt’s Managing Partner.
 
Mr. Levitt handles federal and state controversy matters, estate planning and charitable deduction planning, including planning and defending conservation easements. He counsels clients in business planning, succession planning, entity formation; development of S Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and other flow-through entities, mergers and acquisitions; purchases and sales of businesses; and healthcare law. In 2012, Best Lawyers selected him as a 2012 “Best Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law.” Mr. Levitt, a Martindale AV rated attorney speaks throughout the country and is a frequent author. Most recently he co-authored an article in Taxation of Exempts, as well as the Lexis Nexis treatise “Tax Planning for S Corporations (2011).”

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