Howard W. Neiswender

Howard W. Neiswender: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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Howard provides comprehensive wealth planning for individuals and business owners. Representative work includes the use of innovative tax planning strategies and working with business owners to coordinate their business planning and their personal planning. Howard also works with U.S. and foreign individuals and businesses in all areas of international planning.

Awards & Accreditations

•Best Lawyers in America
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Professional Profile


•The Best Lawyers in America
•Trusts and Estates, 2007-19
•Tax Law, 2011-19
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Thought Leadership

•Assists US and Non-US citizens and businesses in the area of international planning
•Former Head of Planning for a national wealth advisory firm
•Certified Financial Planner
•Estate Planning Law Specialist
•Former Adjunct Professor, University of Alabama School of Law, LL.M in Taxation program
•Former Instructor, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Outside the Office

UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center
Advisory Board Member

Speeches & Publications

•Co-speaker, Building Value Before You Sell Or Transfer Your Business, Podcast from Wealth Legacy Group’s Hot Topics for Business Owners, March 2018
•Speaker, Planning in Uncertain Times, Home Builders Association of Alabama, February 21, 2017
•Speaker, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants; Alabama Society of Enrolled Agents; Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County; Montgomery Estate Planning Council.
•Speaker, Generate Tax Savings with Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation, ASCPA Webinar, September 2014
•Speaker/Presenter, The In’s and Out’s of Foreign Accounts, ASCPA (95th Annual Meeting, June 2014
•Speaker/Presenter, Basic Asset Protection, ASCPA ’Hot Topics in Tax’ Webinar Series, July 2013
•Author, Income Tax Planning with Life Insurance, ASCPA Magazine, June 2013
•Speaker, Tips in Preparing Gift Tax Returns, Alabama Society of CPAs, August 2013
•Speaker, Estate Planning in 2013 and Hereafter, Alabama Society of CPAs, September 2013
•Speaker, Alabama Association of Accountants and Tax Preparers, September 2013
•Speaker, Why and How Capital Management Matters, The Physicians Summit 2013, November 2013
•Author, Solutions for Pressing Income Tax Issues, The Counselor, June 2013
•Co-author, International Estate Planning Strategies, published by Thomson Reuters
•Published author, Estate Planning magazine
•Published author, Million Dollar Round Table magazine


Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016 - 8/17/2015
Sirote & Permutt Presents Alabama Society of CPA Seminar Series - 7/14/2015
Howard Neiswender to Speak at the 2015 Alabama Money Expo - 3/3/2015
Howard Neiswender Co-Authors Inside the Minds: Estate Planning Client Strategies - 9/25/2014
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015 - 8/19/2014
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys to Speak at 95th Alabama Society of CPAs Annual Meeting - 6/3/2014
Sirote’s Howard Neiswender to Speak at BFI Wealth Management Briefing - 4/23/2014
Sirote & Permutt’s Howard Neiswender Named an Estate Planning Law Specialist - 11/19/2013
Sirote Attorney Howard Neiswender to Speak about Capital Management - 10/28/2013
Sirote’s Howard Neiswender Shares his Client Retention Secrets - 10/14/2013
Attorneys Speak about Tax Issues to the Alabama Association of Accountants & Tax Preparers - 9/20/2013
Sirote Attorney Howard Neiswender to Speak about Estate Planning at ASCPA Webinar - 9/19/2013
Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the Best Lawyers in America for 2014 - 8/16/2013
Sirote Attorney Howard Neiswender Will Speak at ASCPA Webinar - 8/8/2013
Sirote & Permutt Present ASCPA Hot Topics in Tax Webinar Series - 7/25/2013
Sirote & Permutt Estate Planning Alert: What to Know Before Donating - 5/24/2013
Sirote Legal Alert: The Changing Tax Climate - 12/10/2012
Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013 - 11/5/2012

Certified Financial Planner, Trust Estate Practitioner.

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Closely Owned & Family Business Planning
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • High Net Worth Families
  • Individuals, Families, Estates & Trusts
  • International Planning
  • Private Clients, Trusts and Estates
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • Tax Planning
  • Wealth Planning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205.930.5329  Phone
205.212.3848  Fax
University Attended:
The University of Alabama, B.A., 1978
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1982; New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1983
Year of First admission:
1982, Alabama


•Society of Financial Service Professionals
•Financial Planning Association (North Alabama Chapter)
•Trust and Estate Practitioner, Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners
•Family Firm Institute
•American Bar Association
•Real Property & Probate Section
•Tax Section
•Alabama State Bar
•Birmingham Bar Association

Birth Information:
Montgomery, Alabama, February 24, 1956
( Certified Financial Planner, Trust Estate Practitioner. )

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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Birmingham, Alabama

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