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Walking to end parkinson’s disease!

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By Jeri Boyd, Sirote & Permutt paralegal and Alabama Parkinson’s Fighter Walk founder The second annual Alabama Parkinson’s Fighter Walk was a huge success! On March 1, 2014, more than 300 people came to Alabaster’s Veterans Park to help win the fight against Parkinson’s disease. As a person who knows the effects of Parkinson’s firstRead More

Mitchell’s Place: A Night at the Oscars 2014

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By Ronald Levitt, Sirote & Permutt attorney Autism is a non-discriminatory issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. In Birmingham, Ala., many children face the daily challenges of living with autism; thankfully, they have a place that offers help. Mitchell’sRead More

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham: Bowl for Kids’ Sake

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By Tony Smith, Sirote & Permutt attorney and Big Brothers Big Sisters board member A mentor can drastically shape the life of a child, and no one needs a positive influence more than children who face adversity from an early age. Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Greater Birmingham’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake event bringsRead More

Camp Sirote: Surviving “Snowpocalypse 2014”

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By John Cooper, Sirote & Permutt CEO Last Tuesday, Birmingham, Ala. was struck with an unexpected snow storm, penned by the media as “Snowpocalypse 2014.” Ice and snow quickly covered the roads as schools, daycares, hospitals and places of employment were full of people who expected a relatively normal Tuesday with a possible “light dusting” ofRead More

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center: A national leader in the fight against cancer

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By Melinda Mathews, Sirote & Permutt attorney and BCRFA board member “You have cancer.” These three words can devastate even the strongest of us and turn our worlds completely upside down.  Fortunately for those who have to deal with the anguish and uncertainty that accompanies such a diagnosis, The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) is there toRead More

Leaving a legacy of compassion

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By Robert Baugh, Sirote & Permutt attorney Fun, rewarding and challenging.  Those are the three words that come to mind for Suzanne Durham as she reflects on her 34 ½- year career with the YWCA of Central Alabama.  Durham retired as Chief Executive Officer at the end of 2013. “It has been fun because we workRead More

Legal ruling may affect faith-based organizations

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By Ronald Levitt, Sirote & Permutt attorney As most folks around Birmingham know, we at Sirote represent many civic, charitable, and faith-based organizations. We like that work and see it is a way to support the good work being done by these worthy organizations. We recognize and highly value the key role these organizations playRead More

Celebrate the season with holiday cards from Children’s of Alabama

By Emily Bates, Sirote & Permutt’s director of marketing & business development “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose!” It’s the songs and images of the season that bring back childhood memories and pull at our heartstrings.  At Sirote & Permutt, our heartstrings are pulled for many causes in our community, butRead More