Leigh A. Kaylor

Leigh A. Kaylor: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Of Counsel at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (109 Attorneys)
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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Leigh concentrates her practice in estate planning and estate administration. She employs a full range of techniques to customize plans for her clients, from basic wills and trusts, to more sophisticated grantor retained annuity trusts, family-owned limited liability entities, life insurance trusts, and generation-skipping dynasty trusts. Leigh’s practice also involves administration of taxable and non-taxable estates and trusts, including counseling clients in post-mortem planning techniques and administrative obligations, as well as preparation of federal estate tax returns.

Awards & Accreditations

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

Professional Profile


•The Best Lawyers in America
•Trusts and Estates, 2013-19
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Thought Leadership

•Advises clients in planning their estates to accomplish lifetime goals, the orderly distribution of property to their beneficiaries and the minimization of estate and gift tax liability
•Assists families with proceedings in Probate Court, including guardianships, conservatorships and decedent’s estates
•Drafts documents such as wills and trusts necessary to carry out clients’ estate plans
•Works with families to develop charitable giving programs, including establishing charitable and tax exempt entities
•Chaired and served on the faculty for numerous seminars dealing with probate and estate and gift taxation

Outside the Office

United Way of Central Alabama
VAT Team Member

Speeches & Publications

•Authors, Sirote’s Estate Planning Blog
•Author, Digital Asset Planning, The Counselor, Vol. 1 2013
•Author, Planning to Live Longer, Estate Planning Advantage, Spring 2012
•Author, “Expiring Income Tax Benefits with Estate Planning Lessons”, The Counselor, Fall 2009
•Author,“A Place for an Ethical Will in your Estate Plan”, Estate Planning Advantage, Fall 2008
•Author, “A Gift to Taxpayers”, Estate Planning Advantage, Spring 2008
•Author, “Going Green Can Save You Green at Tax Time”, The Counselor, Fall 2007
•Speaker, Digital Asset Planning, Probate & Estate Planning Conference, 2014


Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016 - 8/17/2015
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015 - 8/19/2014
Sirote & Permutt Presents ASCPA Webinar Series - 7/1/2014
Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the Best Lawyers in America for 2014 - 8/16/2013
Sirote & Permutt Estate Planning Alert: What to Know Before Donating - 5/24/2013
Sirote’s Leigh Kaylor Speaks on Digital Asset Planning - 5/8/2013
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

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Charitable Planning & Contributions
  • Conservation Easements
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • High Net Worth Families
  • Individuals, Families, Estates & Trusts
  • Nonprofit & Education
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Private Clients, Trusts and Estates
  • Tax Planning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5281  Phone
205.212.3855  Fax
University Attended:
University of Arizona, 1978-80; Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., 1982; University of Alabama at Birmingham, M.A., 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1986; University of Florida School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1987
Year of First admission:
1986, Alabama; 1988, Arizona


•Alabama Planned Giving Council, board member and secretary
•Maricopa County, Alabama State, Arizona State and American Bar Associations
•Birmingham Bar Association, Probate Section Secretary, 2012

Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, April 25, 1960

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