Steven A. Benefield is a Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in 2006 -2015 in the field of tax law, in the field of business organization in 2012- 2015, and in the field of trusts and estates in 2013 – 2015. He was named the 2014 Birmingham Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) “Lawyer of the Year.” Mr. Benefield received the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell. He has been certified as a Merger & Acquisition Advisor by the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors. Mr. Benefield is an Expert Trial Witness (regarding legal standards of practice for attorneys in estate and trust matters) and the Treasures of the Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators (membership by invitation only).