Mrs. Crystal Hedgspeth Holmes

Mrs. Crystal Hedgspeth Holmes: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
Attorney Awards


Crystal represents borrowers and local, regional, and national financial institutions in lending transactions. She represents sellers and buyers in land purchases and sales and advises tenants and landlords in lease negotiations.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I have two children, so I enjoy watching them play sports or spending time with family in general.

What is the best part of your job?

Seeing a client reach the end goal, especially when a transaction has been particularly challenging.

What do you think are the three most important things you do to serve your clients?

1) Be responsive and timely and keep the client informed of where we are in the process.

2) Listen and understand a client’s business and how each transaction or issue effects that particular business.

3) Learn. I try to constantly learn as markets and/or laws change in order to be a more effective attorney.


Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorney in Real Estate

Thought Leadership

•Represents borrowers in loan transactions

•Represents local, regional, and national financial institutions in lending transactions

•Represents purchasers and sellers in real estate acquisition transactions

•Represents tenants and landlords in lease negotiations

Speeches and Publications

•Author, Has Section 12-21-45 of the Alabama Code Been Abrogated by the Alabama Rules of Evidence and the Collateral Source Rule Revived?, The Counselor, Spring 2010

•Author, Sirote's Alabama Law Weekly Update, October 20, 2009

•Author, “EPA’s New Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule Precursor to Climate Change Legislation,” The Counselor, Summer 2009

•Author, “The New FAS 5, Accounting for Contingencies: More Foe the Friend?,” The Counselor, Fall 2008

•Author, “Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure-What You Need to Know,” The Counselor, Summer 2008

•Author, “Do You Know Your Carbon Footprint?,” The Counselor, Spring 2008


•Sirote Attorneys Crystal Holmes and Cheryl Howell Oswalt to Lead Commercial Real Estate Group CREW
•Sirote Announces Three New Shareholders
•Birmingham Magazine Names 14 from Sirote as Top Attorneys
•Sirote's Sklar & Ansley Coordinate Efforts to Bring Barons to Birmingham

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Financial Institutions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205.930.5157  Phone
205.212.3827  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alabama in Huntsville, BA, 2000
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2004; Alabama Law Review, Senior Editor
Year of First Admission:
2004, Alabama


•Alabama State Bar
•American Bar Association
•Birmingham Bar Association
•Birmingham CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women)
•Former President
•Former Treasurer

Birth Information:
Fort Wayne, Indiana, November 4, 1975

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
  • Peer Reviewed
  • Legal Knowledge

  • Analytical Capability

  • Judgment

  • Communication

  • Legal Experience


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Birmingham, Alabama

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