One-on-One: Elizabeth Hutchins and Richard Joseph

One-on-One, two people, talking.

The focus of this month’s one on one conversation revolved around the importance of trust in relationships and giving back to the community in which you live and work.

Elizabeth Hutchins is an attorney with Sirote & Permutt. As co-chair of Sirote’s Estates, Wills & Trusts department. Her practice includes planning for the management and distribution of clients’ estates to accomplish their goals and to minimize estate taxes using sophisticated estate planning tools and techniques. She counsels business owners regarding succession planning. In probate administration, she assists in the orderly distribution of estate assets and planning for estate and income tax issues. Hutchins also works with clients to accomplish effective charitable giving and establishes both public and private tax-exempt, charitable entities.

A graduate of Judson College, Cumberland School of Law and New York University, Hutchins has become very active in Birmingham’s nonprofit community in both advisory and volunteer capacities. Her law firm has created the Sirote Supports initiative to provide a channel to help spread the word of the important work provided by many worthy organizations in the region.

Richard Joseph, owner of Richard Joseph Salon with locations in English Village and on Highway 280 in Inverness, has always believed in the power of giving back. A master stylist, Joseph opened his salon back in 1991 after 20 years working as a stylist. He brings a unique blend of fashion, beauty, art and wellness to guests, the community and the world at large.

Joseph and his team put together a fundraiser, Every Drop Matters, each spring in celebration of Earth Month and to benefit The Cahaba River Society, a group dedicated to safeguarding clean water. Stylists and makeup artists at the salon also work with disadvantaged women to help them improve their self image.

One similarity between Hutchins and Joseph is the amount of trust both have to earn from clients in order to excel at their professions.

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