Jerry E. Held

Jerry E. Held: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (108 Attorneys)
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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Jerry is the immediate past Chair and Managing Partner of the Mortgage Banking Practice Group, having transitioned the management of this group in 2015 to Stephen Collins. He represents national mortgage lenders, servicers, and government agencies in mortgage banking law, real estate litigation, default servicing, and title insurance law. He is a frequent speaker at nationwide industry conferences, and he hosts seminars and training sessions at client offices across the country. Jerry served on the Board of Directors for the USFN from 2005-10, the nation’s largest nonprofit association of mortgage banking attorneys and trustees.

Awards & Accreditations

•Best Lawyers in America
•Chambers USA
•Mid-South Super Lawyers
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Professional Profile


•The Best Lawyers in America
•Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, 2010-18
•Real Estate Law, 2011-18
•Banking and Finance Law, 2013-18
•Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2003-18
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2012-15
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•Every year since 2000, Sirote has been awarded the USFN Award of Excellence, specifically for its Mortgage Banking practice on the national level

Thought Leadership

•Past Executive Committee/Board Member, Sirote & Permutt, 2004-14
•Managing Partner of the Mortgage Banking Practice Group since its inception in 1999

Outside the Office

Birmingham Jewish Federation
President, Board of Directors & Executive Committee
Past Annual Campaign Fundraising Chair
Temple Emanu-el
Past Member of Board of Directors
Current Member of Finance Committee

Birmingham Jewish Foundation
Board of Directors
Birmingham Jewish Community Center
Past President
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Alabama Chapter
Past Board Member and VP of Fundraising
Collat Jewish Family Services
Past Board Member
Tocqueville Society of United Way

Speeches & Publications

•Speaker, Advanced Foreclosure, USFN Loan Management & Servicing Seminar, 2007-14
•Speaker, The Latest Eviction/REO Challenges, USFN Loan Management & Servicing Seminar, 2009-12
•Speaker, “Non-Judicial Foreclosure Law,” Client Educational Training Seminars, Austin, Des Moines, Fort Mill, Memphis, Plano and Richardson
•Speaker, “Managing Title Issues,” USFN Loan Management & Servicing Seminar, 2008-14
•Author, State Summaries: Alabama, National Mortgage Servicing Resource Directory (NMSRD), 1999-2015
•Author, Loan Satisfaction: Alabama, National Mortgage Servicer’s Reference Directory (NMSRD), 1999-2015


Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016 - 8/17/2015
Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2015 - 5/27/2015
Sirote Attorneys Selected for 2015 Chambers USA - 5/20/2015
Sirote & Permutt Receives the 2014 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence - 11/3/2014
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015 - 8/19/2014
Sirote Attorneys Make 2014 Chambers USA Leading Lawyer List - 5/28/2014
Sirote & Permutt Receives the 2013 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence - 11/15/2013
Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the Best Lawyers in America for 2014 - 8/16/2013
Sirote & Permutt Announces 30 Attorneys Selected as Alabama Super Lawyers 2013 - 6/14/2013
Seven Sirote Attorneys Selected for 2013 Chambers USA List of the Best - 6/4/2013
Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013 - 11/5/2012
Sirote & Permutt Receives the 2012 USFN Award of Excellence - 10/19/2012
Chambers USA Selects Five Sirote Attorneys for its 2012 List - 8/30/2012
Sirote Receives 2011 USFN Award of Excellence - 10/28/2011
Sirote Attorneys Jerry Held, Stephen Collins and Don Wright Speak at Mortgage Banking Seminar - 4/19/2011
Sirote Receives 2010 USFN Award of Excellence - 10/11/2010
Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011 - 8/27/2010
Three Sirote Attorneys Selected for 2010 Chambers USA List of the Best - 3/3/2010
Sirote Receives 2009 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence - 9/28/2009
31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009
Sirote Awarded “Excellence in Service” - 6/23/2009
Sirote Receives 2008 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence - 9/6/2008
Sirote Attorneys to Participate in Regional Default Services Seminar for Mortgage Banking Industry - 9/5/2008
Sirote & Permutt And Attorneys Selected For 2008 Chambers USA’s List Of The Best - 6/25/2008
Sirote Shareholder Jerry Held to Moderate Panel At National Mortgage Banking Conference - 5/15/2008
Sirote Announces Expansion of Mortgage Banking Litigation Group - 4/1/2008
Sirote Shareholders Jerry Held & Stephen Collins Speakers at Mortgage Banking Conference - 4/1/2008

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Mortgage Services
  • Foreclosures & Creditor's Rights
  • Regulatory, Compliance & Risk Management
  • Title Insurance, Curative & Title Litigation
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5151  Phone
205.212.3873  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alabama, B.S., 1971
Law School Attended:
Emory University, J.D., 1974
Year of First admission:
1974, Alabama


•Mortgage Bankers Association of America (MBA)
•American Bar Association
•Foreclosure & Related Remedies Committee
•Real Property, Probate & Trust Section
•Alabama State Bar
•Birmingham Bar Association
•USFN Board of Directors 2005-10

Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, October 15, 1949

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  • 5.0/5.0
  • 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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