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Sirote Attorney Jim Sturdivant Received His LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law

September 7, 2017

Sirote & Permutt, P.C., is pleased to announce that shareholder James R. Sturdivant has graduated cum laude with an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law. To date, 27 Sirote Attorneys have received their LL.M. in Taxation. 

Graduation took place on Saturday, August 19, at 11:30 am in the Bedsole Moot Court Room, with a reception following the ceremony. Daniel Kyle Sturdivant, Jim’s son, had the honor of singing the national anthem at the opening of the ceremony. Please click here for family photo. 

An LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law requires a degree candidate to complete 24 semester hours of coursework. Candidates study core courses such as taxation of partnerships, civil tax procedure, and corporate tax, and Jim also focused on criminal tax, tax exempt organizations, and executive compensation.  An LL.M. allows graduates to further focus in their fields of interest and often to contribute to legal research. 

Jim is an effective, dedicated advocate for clients facing criminal, tax, and white collar matters, whether brought by the U.S. Justice Department, the Alabama Attorney General, the Unites States Attorney, or local district attorneys. In addition, Jim’s state court criminal practice also focuses on alcohol and substance abuse issues. Jim is also the Municipal Judge for the City of Vestavia Hills and a former federal prosecutor. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© for his Criminal Defense work since 2007 and for DUI/DWI defense since 2010. He was named a Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Birmingham for his DUI/DWI Defense work. His professional abilities have earned him an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell ® Peer Review Rating ™ and a Mid-South Super Lawyers recognition. Jim graduated with a BA from Auburn University, where he earned an Army ROTC Scholarship and was designated a distinguished military graduate. He graduated with a JD from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was a member of the Alabama Law Review.

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