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Maury Shevin Appointed Director of the Historical Preservation Authority of the City of Birmingham

March 5, 2015

Maurice L. Shevin, shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, was recently appointed by the Birmingham City Council to be a director of The Historical Preservation Authority of the City of Birmingham.

Shevin will help direct the Authority in its oversight of the construction of the new $10 million Freedom Center and Public Policy Institute. The mission of the Authority is to provide, foster and promote research, educational and outreach activities that focus on the extension of human rights around the world, through collaboration among the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Samford University, Miles College and Birmingham-Southern College.  

“I am honored to receive this appointment as one of the directors of the City of Birmingham Historical Preservation Authority,” said Shevin. “I am excited  about  the Authority’s mission and upcoming project, and look forward to contributing to these impressive endeavors.”

The Authority will serve as an incubator for scholars, educators, students and activists to come together and collaborate on initiatives to promote and protect human rights. In addition to the four universities, partners include the U.S. Department of Interior, the National Park Service, the United  Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the State of Alabama, Columbia School of Law Institute on Human Rights, MIT Center of Secular Ethics and Human Rights and Harvard University Education Department.

A member of the firm’s Banking & Finance and Real Estate practice groups, Shevin serves as counsel for trade associations, financial institutions and business clients, advising them with respect to business and industry concerns. He advises numerous local, regional and national real estate, finance and consumer credit clients with respect to federal and state consumer credit protection laws, rules and regulations. His practice also includes assisting clients in legislative analysis and drafting, financing, and the purchase and sale of businesses and business assets.

Shelvin is also a co-author of Sirote's Consumer Finance Report.


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