Jeff G. Underwood

Jeff G. Underwood: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (110 Attorneys)
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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    4.7/5.0 (30)
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Biography

Jeff's practice consists of representing both local and national lenders in the REO resale of foreclosed residential and commercial properties throughout Alabama. Jeff served on a special task force that rewrote Alabama's manufactured house titling law that was passed in the 2009 regular legislative session and signed into law by Governor Riley. He hosts an annual statewide seminar before Alabama realtors on issues which pertain to the default industry.

Awards & Accreditations

•AV-Preeminent, Martingale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Professional Profile

Organizations

•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•Birmingham and Alabama Bar Associations
•Manufactured Housing Titling Task Force, 2009 legislative proposal
•REOMAC
•SouthEast Land Title Association
•Governmental Affairs/Legislative Committee
•Stewart Title's Alabama Agency Advisory Council, member
•USFN, REO/Eviction Committee

Thought Leadership

•REO Closings and Real Estate Law/Title Curative
•Represents clients in commercial and residential real estate transactions; statewide practice coordinating sales of REO properties
•Alabama Real Estate Commission, instructor

News

Jeff Underwood Published in USFN Report - 5/18/2015

Sirote Receives 2011 USFN Award of Excellence - 10/28/2011

Jeff Underwood Speaks at Dixie Land Title Association meeting - 4/25/2011

Sirote Receives 2010 USFN Award of Excellence - 10/11/2010

Sirote Receives 2009 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence - 9/28/2009

Governor Riley Signs Manufactured Home Certificate of Title Bill Into Law - 7/29/2009

Sirote Announces Five New Shareholders - 3/6/2009

Speeches & Publications

•Speaker, “REO Real Estate Legal Issues”, December 2012
•Speaker, Solving Problems with Manufactured Housing Titles, Dixie Land Title Association Mid-Year Meeting, 2011
•Author, New Alabama Law Redefines Closing Protection Coverage, DS News, February 2012
•Speaker, “REO Closings in Alabama,” Client Educational Training Seminar, Dallas, 2007
•Speaker, “REO Title Issues,” Client Educational Training Seminar, Santa Ana, 2006
•Speaker, “Sale of REO Properties in Alabama,” Client Educational Training Seminar, Keystone, 2005
•Speaker, “REO Closings, Title Issues & Manufactured Housing,” REO Real Estate Legal Issues Seminar, 2005-11
•Co-Author, S. B. 151: Changes to Alabama's Manufactured Housing Title Law, The Counselor, Winter 2010
•Author, “Changes in Alabama Manufactured Housing: S.B. 151,” USFN Report, Fall 2009
•Author, “Alabama Changes are A-Coming,” USFN Report, 2007
•Author, “Understanding Alabama’s Right of Redemption”, REO Magazine , February 2006
•Author, “Manufacturing Solutions: Mobile Home Title Curative Solutions in Alabama,” REO Magazine, June 2004

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Mortgage Banking
  • Real Estate
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Foreclosures & REO Sales
  • REO Administration & Closings
  • Redemptions
  • Regulatory
  • Compliance & Risk Management
  • Financial Institutions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5288  Phone
205-396-9021  Cell Phone
205.212.3868  Fax
www.sirote.com
University Attended:
Auburn University, B.S., 1989
Law School Attended:
Birmingham School of Law, J.D., 1995
Year of First admission:
1995
Admission:
1995, Alabama
Memberships:

Organizations

•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•Birmingham and Alabama Bar Associations
•Manufactured Housing Titling Task Force, 2009 legislative proposal
•REOMAC
•SouthEast Land Title Association
•Governmental Affairs/Legislative Committee
•Stewart Title's Alabama Agency Advisory Council, member
•USFN, REO/Eviction Committee

Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, January 14, 1967
ISLN:
909922090

Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 (30)
  • 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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    4.7/5.0
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    4.7/5.0
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  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0
  • Jeff G. Underwood

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 05/18/16 in Real Estate on 05/18/16

    I've had the privilege of working with Jeff for a number of years, and I would rate him as being among the best real estate lawyers that I know. His knowledge of real es...

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    I've had the privilege of working with Jeff for a number of years, and I would rate him as being among the best real estate lawyers that I know. His knowledge of real estate law, coupled with his professionalism, make him one of the best.

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  • Jeff G. Underwood

    5.0/5.0 by a Staff Lawyer on 05/16/16 in Real Estate on 05/16/16

    Jeff is an excellent attorney. He is capable of handling a number of complex legal matter and does so with a professionalism, which is rarely seen in these hectic times....

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    Jeff is an excellent attorney. He is capable of handling a number of complex legal matter and does so with a professionalism, which is rarely seen in these hectic times. I wholeheartedly recommend Jeff for Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating. It is a recognition of his hard work and acumen and is an honor he so rightfully deserves.

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  • Jeff G. Underwood

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/25/16 in Mobile Home Law on 05/25/16

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      5.0/5.0
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  • Jeff G. Underwood

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 05/23/16 in Real Estate on 05/23/16

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  • Jeff G. Underwood

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/17/16 in Real Estate on 05/17/16

    • Legal Knowledge

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  • Jeff G. Underwood

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 05/16/16 in Real Estate on 05/16/16

    In professional dealings I have had with Jeff, he has always exhibited the utmost knowledge and highest of standards.

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    In professional dealings I have had with Jeff, he has always exhibited the utmost knowledge and highest of standards.

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  • Jeff G. Underwood

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 05/13/16 in Real Estate on 05/13/16

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      5.0/5.0
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  • Jeff G. Underwood

    5.0/5.0 by a General Counsel on 05/13/16 in Real Estate on 05/13/16

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  • Jeff G. Underwood

    5.0/5.0 by a General Counsel on 05/13/16 in Real Estate on 05/13/16

    • Legal Knowledge

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  • Jeff G. Underwood

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 05/13/16 in Real Estate on 05/13/16

    • Legal Knowledge

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