The Birmingham Business Journal
interviewed several of the top Partners at local law firms, including Adams and Reese Partner Ann Huckstep, in a Q&A feature that asked them, "What legal practice areas does your firm expect to be the busiest during the second half of 2010 and why?"
Huckstep responded, "We expect financial services litigation, particularly in the areas of consumer lending and debt collection, to continue to be very busy due to the current state of the economy. In addition, we are seeing an upswing in health care matters, now that health care reform has been enacted and the economy is starting to improve."
The Q&A feature, known as "The Bottom Line", appeared in the Law Firms special section of the June 11 edition of the Birmingham Business Journal
. Every week the feature is published as local professionals weigh in on the hottest issues in various industries.
Huckstep is the Partner in Charge of the Adams and Reese Birmingham office. She has also served as the Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee and now is a member of the firm’s Health Care, Real Estate, Corporate/Securities/Mergers and Acquisitions and Economic Development teams. She was a point person in the firm’s expansion of the Nashville and Memphis markets and was instrumental in heading up the development of the firm’s health care practice.
For more than 25 years, Huckstep has guided companies in cutting-edge issues in health care, real estate and corporate law. She has been listed in Best Lawyers® in Health Care Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law since 2005 and also in Alabama Super Lawyers® in 2009 and 2010. She has been awarded such honors as Birmingham Business Journal's Businesswoman of the Year Award for 2007, and, also in 2007, the Birmingham Bar Association’s “Nina Miglionico: Paving the Way” Leadership Award, given annually to a lawyer who has achieved professional excellence, assisted women lawyers through mentoring, inspired women lawyers through role modeling and provided opportunities for the advancement of women lawyers. She was also named among the Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 10 Businesswomen for 2005.Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with offices strategically located throughout the southern United States and Washington, DC. American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation's top law firms - "The Am Law 200". The National Law Journal also includes the firm on the "NLJ 250" list of the nation's largest law firms.