Tanya K. Shunnara (Birmingham, Alabama)
Tanya K. Shunnara (Birmingham, Alabama)

Tanya K. Shunnara

AV Preeminent

Licensed for 12 years

Serving Birmingham, AL (view address)

Tanya K. Shunnara

Serving Birmingham, AL (view address)

About Tanya K. Shunnara

Tanya is a partner in our Private Clients, Trusts and Estates Group. She served the firm as one of the youngest partners to be named to its Board of Director s. She frequently writes for our Estate Planning blog, as well as our quarterly legal magazine, The Counselor. Tanya was named Top 40 under 40 and a Rising Star of Law by the Birmingham Business Journal, a Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star since 2012, a B-Metro Magazine Top Women Attorney and Top Flight Attorney, and a Birmingham Magazine Top Attorney for Trusts and Estates. She is the co-chair of the Grants Committee of the Vestavia Hills School Foundation and serves as a Catalyst fellow for the Community.

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Tanya is a partner in our Private Clients, Trusts and Estates Group. She served the firm as one of the youngest partners to be named to its Board of Director s. She frequently writes for our Estate Planning blog, as well as our quarterly legal magazine, The Counselor. Tanya was named Top 40 under 40 and a Rising Star of Law by the Birmingham Business Journal, a Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star since 2012, a B-Metro Magazine Top Women Attorney and Top Flight Attorney, and a Birmingham Magazine Top Attorney for Trusts and Estates. She is the co-chair of the Grants Committee of the Vestavia Hills School Foundation and serves as a Catalyst fellow for the Community.

Awards & Accreditations

•B-Metro Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2018
•Mid-South Super Lawyers
•Rising Star, Estate Planning and Probate Law, 2012-2016
•Estate and Probate

Professional Profile

Recognition

•Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40, 2018
•B-Metro Magazine, Top Flight Lawyer, 2018
•Birmingham Business Journal Rising Star of Law, 2017
•Mid-South Super Lawyers
•Rising Stars - Estate Planning & Probate Law, 2012-2016
•Estate and Probate, 2017
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•B-Metro Magazine, Birmingham Top Women Attorney, 2016-2018
•Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorney, Trusts and Estates

Thought Leadership

•A frequent presenter at estate planning seminars for lawyers on matters related to estate planning and trust and estate administration
•Writer, Estate Planning Blog
•Writer, The Counselor
•Presenter, 95th Alabama Society of CPAs Annual Meeting regarding Estate Planning Hot Topics
•Representative Member, The Birmingham Financial Alliance, a network of six financial organizations and six charitable organizations that partner to promote philanthropy in our state

Outside the Office

UAB Professional Advisory Council

•Executive Council Board Member

Vestavia Hills School Foundation

•Board Member, President-Elect
•Co-chair of Grants Committee and Board Member

Professional Partner in Philanthropy Leadership Forum

•Charter Member

Campaign for UAB

•Planned Giving Spokesperson

The Blackburn Institute

•Fellow

YWCA

•Junior Board Member
•Kids’ Corner Committee Member
•Foundation Committee Member

Leadership UAB

•Steering Committee Member
•Member of Class of 2009

Girls Scouts of North Central Alabama

•Board Member, former

Speeches & Publications

•Author, Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 Article, February 2018.
•Author, Do-it-Yourself Will: Cautionary tale, The Counselor, July 2014
•Author, Substantiation of Charitable Contributions Deductions: Prove It or Lose It!, The Counselor, June 2013
•Author, Sirote Weekly Alabama Law Update, February 1, 2010
•Co-Author, Succession Planning Is a Must, Banking Traditions The Magazine of the Community Bankers Association of Alabama, Winter 2009
•Author, Not So Common Knowledge about Common Law Marriage, Estate Planning Advantage, Spring 2008
•Author, Estate Planning in the Digital Age, Estate Planning Advantage, Fall 2007

News

Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2015 - 5/27/2015
Seven Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Named to Birmingham Magazine’s 2015 Top Attorneys - 4/15/2015
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys to Speak at 95th Alabama Society of CPAs Annual Meeting - 6/3/2014
Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2014 - 4/28/2014
Nine Sirote Lawyers Named Shareholder - 2/14/2014
Sirote & Permutt Announces 30 Attorneys Selected as Alabama Super Lawyers 2013 - 6/14/2013
Sirote & Permutt Estate Planning Alert: What to Know Before Donating - 5/24/2013
Sirote Legal Alert: The Changing Tax Climate - 12/10/2012
Birmingham Magazine Names 14 from Sirote as Top Attorneys - 2/2/2012 Read less

Sirote & Permutt, P.C.

Areas of Law

  • Business & Succession Planning
  • Charitable Planning & Contributions
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • High Net Worth Families
  • Individuals, Families, Estates & Trusts
  • Litigation
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Private Clients, Trusts and Estates
  • Trust & Estate Litigation

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Credentials

Position

Shareholder

Admission Details

Admitted in 2007, Alabama

Law School Attended
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University

Class of 2007
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended

University of Alabama
Class of 2004
B.A.
summa cum laude

Birth Information

Born in 1982
Birmingham, Alabama, 1982

Associations & Memberships

Organizations

Estate Planning Council

•UAB Professional Advisory Council, Executive Council Board Member

Alabama Planned Giving Council, Past President

•Board of Directors since 2009

Birmingham and Alabama State Bar Associations

•Probate Section, officer former

American Bar Association

•Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section

Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

•Catalyst Fellow



Attorney FAQs

What year was this attorney first admitted to the bar?
Tanya K. Shunnara was admitted in 2007 to the State of Alabama.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rated?
Yes, Tanya K. Shunnara has a 4.9 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
How many attorneys are in this law firm?
Sirote & Permutt, P.C. has 116 attorneys at this location.
What law school did this attorney attend?
Tanya K. Shunnara attended Cumberland School of Law of Samford University.
What year was this attorney's law firm established?
Sirote & Permutt, P.C. was established in 1946.

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