John H. Cooper

John H. Cooper: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (117 Attorneys)
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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John advises businesses on topics, including the planning, structuring and negotiating of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, purchases and sales of businesses and raising capital through issuance of debt and equity securities. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Advanced Corporate Tax at the University of Alabama School of Law.

Awards & Accreditations

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

Outside the Office

Birmingham Business Alliance
Board of Directors
John Carroll Catholic High School
Board of Directors
Holy Family Cristo Rey High School
Board of Trustees
Vestavia Hills Board of Education
Chair 2008-09
Vice-Chair 2007-08
Member 2004-07
Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity
Board of Directors, 2000-12
State of Alabama Ethics Commission
Chair, 2004-08

Professional Profile


•The Best Lawyers in America
•Tax Law, 1991-2018
•Corporate Law, 2011-18
•Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2011-18
•Securities Regulation, 2011-18
•Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year in Birmingham:
•2012 Corporate Law
•2013 Securities Regulation
•2013 Mergers and Acquisition Law
•2015 Corporate Law
•Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial, 2003-17
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2008-15
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•Birmingham Magazine Top Attorney in Tax Law, 2009
•Birmingham Business Journal's Best of the Bar 2006
•Best of US, Inc. Best of Class 2006 for Tax

Thought Leadership

•Advises businesses on a wide variety of topics, including the planning, structuring and negotiating of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and purchases and sales of businesses, as well as the structuring of business organizations with respect to ownership, financial, and tax planning issues, venture capital transactions, and public and private securities transactions in diverse industries, such as technology, health care, pharmaceutical, real estate and retail


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 s Cooper, Hutchins and Ragsdale Designated Lawyers of the Year for 2015 - 10/20/2014

Sirote & Permutt Welcomes New Attorney John C.S. Pierce - 9/18/2014

Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015 - 8/19/2014

Sirote & Permutt Presents ASCPA Webinar Series - 7/1/2014

Sirote Attorneys Make 2014 Chambers USA Leading Lawyer List - 5/28/2014

Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2014 - 4/28/2014

Sirote CEO John Cooper is Upcoming Speaker for ASCPA Webinar - 8/22/2013

Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the Best Lawyers in America for 2014 - 8/16/2013

Sirote CEO John Cooper to Speak at ASCPA Webinar - 8/2/2013

Sirote & Permutt Present ASCPA Hot Topics in Tax Webinar Series - 7/25/2013

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

Sirote Opens Office in Fort Lauderdale - 5/22/2013

Sirote & Permutt Wins 2013 Communitas Award for Community Partnership Initiative - 4/1/2013

Birmingham Business Journal Names Sirote & Permutt as Nonprofit Awards Finalist - 3/18/2013

Sirote Welcomes Three New Attorneys to the Birmingham Office - 2/21/2013

Supreme Court Justice Tom Woodall Joins Sirote & Permutt s Appellate Practice Group - 2/6/2013

Sirote CEO John Cooper featured in Business Journal s “Six Tips for Building Office Morale” - 2/4/2013

Sirote Supports Initiative Breaks New Ground as Finalist in Birmingham Magazine’s Inaugural “Groundbreaker” Awards - 1/9/2013

Sirote s John Cooper & Jim Sturdivant Designated Lawyers of the Year for 2013 - 12/28/2012

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

Sirote s CEO John Cooper will Present ASCPA Tax Webinar - 9/25/2012

Chambers USA Selects Five Sirote Attorneys for its 2012 List - 8/30/2012

CEO John Cooper to Speak at ASCPA-Sirote Webinar - 7/26/2012

Julian Butler Retires as Madison County Attorney - 1/18/2012

Six Sirote Attorneys Designated Best Lawyers of the Year for 2012 - 11/17/2011

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

John Cooper Makes Birmingham s Most Influential List - 9/3/2009

31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009

Publication Recognizes 20 From Sirote As Super Lawyers - 5/19/2009

Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009 - 9/26/2008

Sirote & Permutt And Attorneys Selected For 2008 Chambers USA s List Of The Best - 6/25/2008

Fourteen Sirote Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers - 6/9/2008

Speeches & Publications

•Author, Sirote Supports: Dedication to Education, The Counselor, July 2014
•Author, Sirote Supports Kicks Off New Year with a Bang , Sirote Supports, January 2013
•Author, Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School: An Urban Education Model that Works , Sirote Supports, November 2012
•Author, Jingle All the Way to Help Arthritis Sufferers , Sirote Supports, December 2012
•Author, Sirote's Commitment to our Educational System, Sirote Supports, August 2012
•Co-author and co-editor, Tax Planning for Professionals , published by Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 1986

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Health Care
  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Business & Succession Planning
  • Consumer Finance
  • Corporate Tax
  • Directors & Officers
  • Executive Compensation
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Tax

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5108  Phone
205.212.3823  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alabama, B.A., 1975
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama, J.D., 1978; New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1980
Year of First admission:
1978, Alabama


•Served as the Chief Executive Officer of Sirote & Permutt
•University of Alabama School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Advanced Corporate Tax, 1982-08
•Cumberland School of Law, Served as Adjunct Professor of Partnership Taxation
•Birmingham, American and Alabama Bar Associations

Birth Information:
St. Louis, Missouri, January 11, 1953
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