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


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”


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


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

Suzanne with children on KaBOOM! playground

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


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

Pass the Purple Purse with YWCA for Domestic Violence Awareness

  By Elizabeth Hutchins, Sirote & Permutt attorney and YWCA Central Alabama board member 145: The number of times domestic violence happens each hour in the United States. It is the leading cause of injury to women – more than car accidents, muggings or rapes combined. It affects more women than breast cancer, lung cancer andRead More

Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure: Fighting to End Breast Cancer

By Kerry McInerney, Sirote & Permutt attorney and secretary/treasurer of the Board of Directors, North Central Alabama Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation  22 years. 15,000 annual participants. Millions of dollars raised for breast cancer research and awareness initiatives. The numbers say it all. The annual Susan G. Komen North Central Alabama RaceRead More