Joseph T. Ritchey

Joseph T. Ritchey: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C. AV stamp icon
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (112 Attorneys)
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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In his practice at Sirote, Joey represents various individuals and businesses, including physicians, physician networks, multi-specialty physician practices, healthcare organizations, healthcare ventures, food businesses, retail and wholesale businesses, and other concerns. He heads the firm's Corporate Tax Department and is a member of the Health Care Practice Group .

Awards and Accreditations

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


The Best Lawyers in America

•Health Care Law (2007-2019)
•Tax Law (2012-2019)
Best Lawyers Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year in Birmingham (2014)
•AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

•Mid-South Super Lawyers

•Health Care (2009-2017)

Thought Leadership

•Advises clients on issues regarding health law, tax planning, qualified retirement plans, business and personal planning, securities law, estate planning, agreements, and business relationships

•Counsels both issuers and investors in private securities offerings, including securities and tax advice on the formation of issuers, due diligence requirements, and tax and securities implications to investors

•Counsels individuals in tax, estate, and retirement planning

•Has corporate experience includes start-up operations, mergers and acquisitions, and issues for closely held businesses and partnerships

•Has extensive experience in matters involving all aspects of physician medical practices

•Represents healthcare providers in matters involving Stark and Medicare Fraud and Abuse compliance, billing issues, contracts, mergers, acquisitions, sales, income tax, tax exemptions, and employment

•Represents individuals and businesses, including physicians, physician networks, multi-specialty physician practices, healthcare organizations and ventures, hospitals, food businesses, retail and wholesale businesses, and other concerns

Outside the Office

•Family Connection, Inc.
•Board of Directors, Executive Committee (2009-2019)
•Rotary Club of Birmingham (2000-2019)
•St. George Church
•Finance Committee (1985-2019)
•Leadership Birmingham (2003-2004)
•Leadership Shelby County (2007-2008)
•Leadership Shelby County
•Board of Directors (2013-2019)
•Alumni Board (2010-2019)
•President (2011-2012)
•Vice President and President Elect
•Delta Chi Alumni Board of Trustees
•President (2009-2019)
•YMCA Mountain Brook Branch
•Chair, Board of Directors (2010-2012)
•Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice C.C. Torbert, Jr.
•Law Clerk (1981-1982)


•Sirote Welcomes Daniel R. Hugunine to the Birmingham Office
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2015
•Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Thomas A. Woodall Appointed by Sirote & Permutt to Head its Mediation and Arbitration Practice Group
•Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2014
•Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the Best Lawyers in America for 2014
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 30 Attorneys Selected as Alabama Super Lawyers 2013
•Sirote's Joey Ritchey Elected to Board of Directors for Leadership Shelby County
•Sirote Legal Alert: The Changing Tax Climate
•Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013
•Mason Davis Featured in the Birmingham News
•Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011
•31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers
•Publication Recognizes 20 From Sirote As Super Lawyers
•Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009

Areas of Practice (35)

  • Acquisitions & Dispositions
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Business & Succession Planning
  • Charitable Planning & Contributions
  • Closely Owned & Family Business Planning
  • Closely Owned & Family Businesses
  • Consumer & Retail
  • Corporate & Portfolio Real Estate
  • Corporate & Regulatory Compliance
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Tax
  • Directors & Officers
  • Employee Benefits & ERISA
  • Employment & Health Law Contracts
  • Franchise Law
  • Health Care
  • Health Law Corporate Compliance
  • High Net Worth Families
  • Individuals, Families, Estates & Trusts
  • Joint Ventures
  • Medical Staff Privileges
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit & Education
  • Nonprofits
  • Physician Recruitment
  • Real Estate
  • Retirement Plans
  • Startup & Emerging Companies
  • Tax
  • Tax Exempt Entities
  • Tax Planning
  • Wealth Management & Succession

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5292  Phone
205.212.3813  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alabama, BS, 1977
Law School Attended:
New York University School of Law, LLM, Taxation, 1983; Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, JD, 1981; Cumberland Law Review, Editor in Chief
Year of First Admission:
1984, Texas; 1981, Alabama; 1984, U.S. Tax Court


•Alabama State Bar
•American Bar Association
•Member, Tax Section
•American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
•Mediator and Arbitrator
•Birmingham Bar Association
•Sirote & Permutt, PC
•Head, Corporate Tax Department
•Head, Health Care Practice Group
•State Bar of Texas

Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, September 22, 1955

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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