Jerry Held is a shareholder and on the Management Committee at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. He chairs the Mortgage Banking Practice Group. He received his Juris Doctorate from Emory University and his undergraduate degree from The University of Alabama. Held has been instrumental in building this practice group over the past ten years, and it is the largest practice in the state of Alabama representing most all of the major mortgage lenders and servicers across the country, as well as government agencies, for their legal needs within the state of Alabama. The government agencies include entities such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD, and VA.
Held is an active member of the USFN, the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, the American Legal & Financial Network, the Mortgage Bankers Association of Alabama, and other similarly related organizations. Held is also a member of the USFN Board of Directors. Held is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences on mortgage banking and litigation and consumer finance law, and furthermore, has authored numerous articles on a regular basis that appear in various trade publications. The USFN is the leading national nonprofit association of select attorneys and trustee companies providing comprehensive default services to the mortgage banking industry. The USFN has approximately 100 members, comprised of lawyers from every state in the country, and the USFN is the most recognized group of mortgage banking attorneys throughout the country.