Clayton Garrett

Clayton Garrett: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Associate at Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • One St. Louis Centre, Suite 1000, P.O. Drawer 2025, Mobile, AL 36602
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Clay is a member of the firm’s Private Clients, Trusts and Estates and Tax Practice Groups and works with individuals, businesses, and business owners in tax, transactional, and corporate planning, including the formation of professional and business corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. He also works with clients in sales, acquisitions and merger transactions.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, boating, and playing golf.

Why did you become an attorney?

The concept of being a problem solver was most appealing to me and was one of the main reasons I chose this profession. I have also always had an interest in the legal aspect of business and feel that my background provides a unique perspective that allows me to better understand the needs of our clients.

What is the best part of your job?

Each day presents a new challenge and a different way of looking at things, thus providing endless opportunities to continue learning. It is also quite fulfilling to assist our clients in achieving the objectives they have worked so hard to accomplish.

Thought Leadership

•Works with clients in the formation of professional and business corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies

•Assists businesses and business owners in tax, transactional, corporate, and personal tax planning

•Assists clients in business succession planning

•Estate planning for individuals, including advising clients in planning estates to accomplish personal goals and minimize taxes

•Works with clients in sales, acquisition and merger transactions

Speeches and Publications

•Speaker, Tax Accounting Issues: Methods, Periods, and Hot Topics, Tax Executives Institute, Western Michigan Chapter, Federal Tax Course Level I, April 2014

•Speaker, Tax Developments Affecting Health Care Organizations and Investor-Owned Hospital Companies, Pepper Hamilton Webinar, April 2014

•Co-author, New IRS Guidance Offers Insight Regarding Covered Transactions Under the Transaction Cost Regulations, Pepper Hamilton Tax Update, April 2014

•Co-author, Final Regulations Issued for Transfers of Built-In Loss Property, Pepper Hamilton Tax Update, January 2014

•Co-author, Construction Is Complete on Much of the Repair Regulations, Pepper Hamilton Tax Update (published in Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report), September 2013

•Co-author, IRS Issues Clarification as to the Taxability of Gift Card Sales, Pepper Hamilton Tax Update, September 2013

•Co-author, New Regulations Provide Advantageous Acquisition Structures, Pepper Hamilton Tax Update, July 2013

•Co-author, IRS Rules That a Partially Tax-Free Transaction Qualifies as 'Covered Transaction' for Purposes of the Transaction Cost Regulations, Pepper Hamilton Tax Update, July 2013


•Sirote & Permutt Welcomes Seven New Attorneys

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Private Clients, Trusts and Estates
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
251-434-0105  Phone
(251) 434-0136  Fax
University Attended:
Auburn University, BS, 2008
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law, JD, 2011; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation, 2012
Year of First Admission:
Alabama; Washington, D.C.


•Alabama State Bar
•District of Columbia Bar
•Mobile Bar Association
•American Bar Association


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