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Sirote Attorneys Ronald Levitt and David Wooldridge to Serve as Panelists for the Land Trust Alliance

September 9, 2013

Sirote & Permutt attorneys Ronald Levitt and David Wooldridge will be the featured speakers on a panel for the Land Trust Alliance Rally in New Orleans, LA on September 18, 2013. The panel will highlight troublesome issues facing the land trust community involving amendment, modification and termination of conservation easements. For more information, click here.

About Ronald Levitt
Levitt’s legal practice focuses on business and tax planning issues, particularly for closely held and family owned businesses. He counsels clients in business planning, succession planning, entity formation, representation of S Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and other flow-through entities, mergers and acquisitions, purchases and sales of businesses, and healthcare law. Additionally, Levitt handles federal and state controversy matters, estate planning and charitable deduction planning, including planning and defending conservation easements. Mr. Levitt is the former chair of the S Corporation Committee of the ABA Tax Section, and of the Alabama Bar Association's Tax Section and served as President of the Federal Tax Clinic and of the Birmingham Tax Forum. Best Lawyers in America selected him as Birmingham’s “2012 Best Lawyer of the Year” for Tax Law. A Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney for over 20 years and a fellow and a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Tax Council, Mr. Levitt speaks nationally on income tax related topics. He is a frequent author, including being a co-author of the treatise: Tax Planning for S Corporations (2d Ed.), published by Lexis/Nexis.

About David Wooldridge
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 35 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. In 2012 he was elected to the American College of Tax Counsel, a professional association of tax attorneys recognized for excellence in the tax profession. 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. From 1992-99, Wooldridge served as Sirote & Permutt’s Managing Partner.

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