R. Michael Murphy

R. Michael Murphy: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (112 Attorneys)
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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As a member of the firm's Corporate and Securities Practice Group , Mike’s work focuses primarily on mergers, acquisitions, and general corporate law. He has experience advising businesses in connection with a broad range of corporate matters, including corporate structure, formation and reorganization, contract negotiation, employee incentives programs, licensing, and non-compete and other employment issues. Mike also works with financial services firms, including several multi-state insurance distribution companies.

Why did you become an attorney?

I am a fourth-generation attorney practicing in Alabama. Becoming a lawyer was always in my mind when I was growing up. Seeing my father help people and watching his relationships with his clients, who depended on him, attracted me to the law as a career.

What is the best part of your job?

Nothing beats having an answer to a hard question. When a client has a difficult problem and we are able to navigate to a good result, it is a really great feeling.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to spend time with my twin daughters. Chasing two three-year-olds who are pretending to be princesses or tigers is a great way to decompress from a stressful day.

Thought Leadership

•Advises clients in diverse industries, such as insurance, financial services, technology, and health care, with an emphasis on providing the following services to clients of the firm:

- Insurance Distribution Services

- Merger, Acquisition, and Disposition Services

- Securities Transaction Services

- IT Procurement and Development

- Financial Services

- Data Security and Data Breach Response

Speeches and Publications

•Author, Employees Entitled to WARN Act Notice: Brookwood CON Decision Affirmed, Alabama Law Weekly Update, August 15, 2013

•Author, Settlement Agreement with PACT Board Upheld, Alabama Law Weekly Update, April 23, 2013

•Author, Review of Decisions from United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Alabama Law Weekly Update, December 20, 2012

•Author, Special Magistrate Report and Action Regarding Failure to Perform Under a Contract for Real Estate, Alabama Law Weekly Update, July 25, 2012

•Author, Stock Photo Companies Target Infringing Businesses, The Counselor, Summer 2012

•Author, Changes to Accredited Investor Definition Imposed by the Financial Reform Act, The Counselor, Winter 2010

•Author, Sirote's Alabama Law Weekly Update, November 18, 2009

•Author, “Getting a Grip on Identity Theft: Emerging Trends in Data Security Obligations,” The Counselor, Summer 2009


•Nine Sirote Lawyers Named Shareholder
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Areas of Practice (10)

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Regulatory, Compliance & Risk Management
  • Securities
  • Startup & Emerging Companies
  • Technology Licensing & Contracting
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205.930.5166  Phone
205.212.2876  Fax
University Attended:
Vanderbilt University, B.A., cum laude, 2004
Law School Attended:
Vanderbilt University, J.D., 2007
Year of First Admission:
2007, Alabama


•Alabama State Bar Association

Birth Information:
Andalusia, Alabama, 1981

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