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Sirote & Permutt Welcomes Three New Attorneys

December 12, 2013

Sirote & Permutt, PC is pleased to announce that three new attorneys have joined the law firm. Jahan Berns and Thomas Humphries will practice in the Litigation Department in the Birmingham office, and Emilee Hellums will practice in the Tax Controversy Department in the Huntsville office.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jahan, Thomas and Emilee to our experienced team,” says John Cooper, CEO. “I am confident that their knowledge and expertise will continue to bring excellent service to Sirote’s clients.”

Berns received her J.D. from the Birmingham School of Law. Berns was an attorney in Africa before moving to the United States. She received her first Law Degree from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. In Uganda, Berns worked as an intern at the DMI- a government agency in charge of national security. Jahan is currently working toward her M.A. in Comparative Law at the Cumberland School of Law. At Sirote & Permutt, she represents creditors, including mortgage servicing companies, in state, federal and bankruptcy courts.

Hellums represents clients in matters involving business and corporate services; estates, wills, and trusts; estate and tax planning; and tax. Most recently, Hellums was an Extern to 6th Judicial Circuit Judge Brad Almond. She was a summer associate at Sirote & Permutt from 2011-2012, and she served as a tax intern at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2010. She is one of 24 attorneys at Sirote with an Advanced Degree in Tax (LLM).Hellums received her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and her B.S. from the University of Alabama. She is the recipient of Gladys M. Poe/Tom Canterbury Academic Achievement Award, The Economic Freshman Achievement Award and a Presidential Scholarship.

Humphries received his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and his B.S. from the University of Georgia. Most recently, he was a law clerk to Honorable Margaret Mahoney, US Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Alabama. He was also a staff attorney at Cabaniss Johnston Gardner Dumas & O'Neal and a summer clerk at the Alabama Office of the Attorney General. Humphries represents creditors, including mortgage servicing companies, in state, federal and bankruptcy courts.

Associated Attorneys:
Jahan Berns
Thomas Humphries
Emilee Hellums Scheeff

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