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Sirote Attorneys Selected for 2015 Chambers USA

May 20, 2015

Sirote & Permutt is pleased to announce that eight of the firm’s attorneys have received recognition from the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, a legal directory that recognizes firms and attorneys who are the best in their respective practice areas.

Sirote & Permutt attorneys selected include: 

Robert R. Baugh (Litigation) – Baugh is a Shareholder and Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He represents clients in insurance, business, and product liability litigation. He counsels businesses and business owners on intellectual property matters, as well as labor and employment law. His appellate practice includes cases before the Supreme Court of Alabama and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Baugh is recognized as a Best Lawyer in America and is an Alabama Super Lawyer for Business Litigation. He is also a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney and was recognized in Top 50: 2014 Alabama Super Lawyers.

Steven A. Brickman (Real Estate) – Brickman is a Shareholder and chair of the firm’s Business & Financial Services Practice Group. He represents clients in all phases of commercial real estate development, including land acquisition, financing, leasing and planning. He also handles the acquisition and sale of businesses. Brickman is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney who has also been selected by Alabama Super Lawyers for Real Estate and The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law and Banking & Finance Law.

W. Todd Carlisle (Corporate/Commercial) – Carlisle is the firm’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chair of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Practice Group. He is also a member of Sirote & Permutt’s Corporate & Tax Practice Group, where he provides a wide range of services for businesses and families. He is a trusted advisor to clients in diverse industries including insurance, financial services, technology, health care, and real estate. Carlisle, a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney, is included in The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law.

John H. Cooper (Corporate/Commercial Tax) – Cooper is a Shareholder and member of the firm’s Corporate & Tax Practice Group. He advises businesses on planning, structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, purchases and sales of businesses and raising capital through issuance of debt and equity securities. Cooper is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney who has also been selected by The Best Lawyers in America for Tax Law, Corporate Law, Securities Regulation and Mergers & Acquisitions Law, as well as a Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Birmingham for Corporate Law (2012 and 2015), Securities Regulation (2013) and Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2013). He is also included in Alabama Super Lawyers.

Jerry E. Held (Real Estate) – Held is a Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt and member of the law firm’s Mortgage Banking Practice Group. 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 Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney and a former board member of the USFN. Held is a Best Lawyers in America for Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, Real Estate Law, and Banking and Finance Law. He was also recognized by Alabama Super Lawyers for Real Estate.

Maurice L. Shevin (Banking & Finance) – Shevin is a Shareholder who 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 about federal and state consumer credit protection laws, rules and regulations. Shevin’s practice also includes assisting clients in legislative analysis and drafting, financing, and the purchase and sale of businesses and business assets. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney and teaches Consumer Protection as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama School of Law.

Adam J. Sigman (Real Estate) – Sigman serves as a Shareholder in the Corporate & Securities and Real Estate Practice Areas, representing developers and investors across a broad spectrum of asset categories, including retail, office, industrial/warehouse, multi-family, healthcare and life sciences, restaurant and hospitality, entertainment and sports, education, and agricultural, ranch, and hunting properties. He also counsels real estate clients in their general corporate, intellectual property, management and operations, and tax planning matters. Sigman, a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney, is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law and is also featured in Alabama Super Lawyers for Real Estate Law.

Bradley J. Sklar (Corporate/Commercial) – Sklar serves on the law firm’s Board of Directors and is a past co-chair of the Corporate & Tax Practice Group. Sklar’s practice focuses on transactional and tax planning issues at federal, state and local levels. He counsels clients in tax and business planning, succession planning and entity formation.  He was the principal draftsperson of Alabama’s Limited Liability Company Act and frequently advises clients on sophisticated real estate structuring transactions. Sklar, a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney and a 2013 Birmingham Legal Leader, is also listed as a Birmingham Magazine “Top Attorney” and in the Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, he is a Fellow in the Alabama Law Foundation, the current Co-Chair of the American Institute on Federal Taxation and a past president of the Federal Tax Clinic.

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