Ashley E. Connell

Ashley E. Connell

Senior Associate

Ashley E. Connell

Senior Associate

Ashley Connell’s practice blends real estate, corporate and business law.

Ashley is an artful transactional attorney with experience structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing an array of real estate and business transactions, including, purchase and sale transactions, exchanges, leases, partnership and LLC formations, easements, finance transactions, and corporate mergers and acquisitions. Ashley counsels property and business owners alike on all facets of a deal from inception through closing.

Experience

Commercial Real Estate

  • Served as counsel to landowners and developers in connection with joint ventures and restructurings.
  • Served as counsel to merchant homebuilders, developers, real estate investment companies and real estate management companies in connection with acquisitions, dispositions, development and related work.
  • Served as counsel to private lenders and developer borrowers in connection with acquisition and construction financings and secured transactions.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Served as counsel to a regional West Coast wireless retailer in connection with its acquisition by a national premium wireless retailer.
  • Served as counsel to four interior contractor and retailer companies in connection with their acquisition by a private equity firm.
  • Served as counsel to a regional hospitality and tourism business in connection with its acquisition by a real estate development and investment company.
  • Served as counsel to a national specialty electrical contractor company in connection with its acquisition by an international renewable energy company.
  • Served as counsel to an international seed company in connection with its acquisition of a locally-based international seed company.

Finance and Securities

  • Served as finance counsel to a Fortune 500 health care company in connection with the company’s proposed purchase of approximately $117 million of assets.
  • Served as counsel to a Fortune 500 health care company in the private placement of $700 million aggregate principal amount of newly issued high yield senior notes.
  • Served as counsel to a Fortune 500 health care company in the private exchange of $176.551 million aggregate principal amount of existing convertible senior notes for $176.551 million aggregate principal amount of newly issued convertible senior notes, shares of common stock and cash.
  • Served as counsel to a Fortune 500 health care company in the private placement of $125 million aggregate principal amount of newly issued convertible senior notes.
  • Served as counsel to a Fortune 500 health care company in the public offering of 5,750,000 shares of the company’s common stock.
  • Served as counsel to a junior lender in connection with a $4.7 million aggregate principal amount debt restructuring.

Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • Urban Land Institute, Member
  • American Agricultural Law Association, Member
  • Chico State Alumni Association, Sacramento Chapter, Board Member
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Real Property & Business Law Sections, Member

Honors And Rankings

  • Anthony M. Kennedy Fellowship
  • Moot Court Honors Board Member
  • Top Student Award: Intellectual Property, Estate and Gift Tax Planning, Professional Responsibility, Constitutional Law I, and Legal Research and Writing II
  • Order of the Coif

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