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Overview

Ashley is a member of Husch Blackwell’s corporate and securities group, where she specializes in mergers and acquisitions.

Her experience includes drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, advising clients on diligence matters and evaluating strategic and beneficial solutions for her clients from both a legal and business perspective. Additionally, Ashley counsels clients on matters of commercial contracting, corporate governance, compliance with federal and state securities laws, and various types of financing.

Ashley is also closely involved with the St. Louis Cortex community. She works closely with individual entrepreneurs and growth-stage private companies through every step of their process, including on matters of corporate formation and structuring, debt and equity financing, third party contracts, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and exit strategies.

Prior to joining the firm, Ashley practiced at an AmLaw 100 firm in California where she completed more than $50 billion in M&A transactions.


Services

Recognition

  • IFLR1000, M&A (Missouri), Rising Star, 2018

Education

  • J.D., Washington University School of Law
    • cum laude
  • B.A., University of Southern California
    • International Relations & Linguistics
    • cum laude

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • California

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter, Board of Directors, 2016
Experience
  • Represents private equity firms and strategic companies in connection with the acquisition or sale of businesses or assets in a variety of industries:
    • Alcohol Beverage
      • Craft breweries
      • Alcohol beverage wholesalers
      • Liquor suppliers, importers and distributors
      • Brewpubs affiliated with client brands
    • Manufacturing
      • Agriculture manufacturing
      • Plastic and industrial packaging supplier
      • Deep-drawn stamping manufacturers
      • Software programming for quilt manufacturer
    • Pharmaceutical
      • Supplier of generic pharmaceutical formulations
      • Internationally based biopharmaceutical company focused on treatment of central nervous system disorders
      • Internationally based pharmaceutical company with over 1000 products
    • Banks and Financial Service Providers
      • State chartered bank
      • Mortgage broker
    • Miscellaneous
      • Edible oil manufacturer
      • Slot machine designer and manufacturer
      • Golf course management company
      • Customs brokerage and freight forwarding company
      • Private security and investigation company
      • Real Estate Investment Trust
  • Experienced in numerous types of documents regarding commercial contracting, including:
    • Distribution Agreements
    • Co-Packing and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Agreements
    • Promotion, Sponsorship, and Endorsement Agreements
    • Master Services Agreements
    • Terms and Conditions involving U.S. government contractors
  • Assists startup companies form, secure financing and navigate the legal waters of creating and maintaining a successful startup, including the following:
    • Medical device developers and manufacturers
    • Electronic medical records software companies
    • Software developers and website designers
    • Wearable safety device developers
    • Startup incubators
Thought Leadership