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BMetro Magazine honored Adams and Reese Birmingham attorneys Ann Huckstep and Giles Perkins among the 2015 class of “Top Flight Lawyers” in the March issue of the publication. Huckstep was named a recipient of a “Lifetime Achiever” award, while Perkins will be recognized as a “Star of the Bar.”

The awards event will be held Thursday, March 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the HealthSouth Hangar in Birmingham.

For more than 25 years, Huckstep has guided companies in cutting-edge issues in health care, real estate and corporate law. Huckstep serves as 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. She has also recently served as the Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee and as the Partner in Charge of the Birmingham office.

Huckstep has been listed in Best Lawyers® (by BL Rankings, LLC) in Health Care Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law since 2005 and also in Alabama Super Lawyers® (by Thomson Reuters) 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.

Perkins, a fourth generation lawyer living in Birmingham, Alabama, and practicing law since 1992, works at the intersection of government and business and shepherds clients through litigation, regulation, public finance, legislation and administrative concerns.

Perkins served as Executive Director of the Alabama Democratic Party from 1997 to 1999, and is a former candidate for the Attorney General office in Alabama. As outside counsel, he has advised scores of elected officials in Alabama, including two governors and many leaders of the Alabama Legislature.

Perkins is active in the Birmingham community as a Founding Member of the Birmingham Zoo, Inc., where he was instrumental in making it the number one tourist attraction in Alabama. He served as President of the Railroad Park Foundation during the construction of the 22 million-dollar green space, park, and amphitheater in downtown Birmingham. Railroad Park won the Urban Land Institute's Open Spaces Award as well as many other accolades. It has transformed downtown Birmingham.