Ashley focuses her practice on Public Finance, State and Local Taxation, Tax Credits and Tax. She is frequently a speaker for various legal conferences, seminars and CLEs on those topics.

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Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2005
  • Texas, 2006
  • District of Columbia, 2018
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern

Civic Involvement

  • Community Foundation of Greater Jackson
    • Treasurer, 2017-Present
    • Board of Directors, 2016-Present
  • Junior League of Jackson, 2012-Present
    • Jumble Steering Committee, Finance Chair, 2017-Present
  • Make a Wish Foundation of Mississippi
    • Board of Directors, 2012-2015
  • Community Advisory Board for Jackson Heart Study - Kids Study, 2012-2013
  • Jackson State University National Alumni Association, 2011-Present
  • Beta Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
    • Treasurer, 2007-2008
    • Parliamentarian, 2009-2010
  • Mental Health of America of Central Mississippi
    • Board of Directors, 2009-2013
  • Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
    • Advisory Board, 2010-2011
  • Coleman Alexander Prosser Foundation, Inc.
    • Treasurer, 2007-2008
    • Member-At-Large, 2009-2010


  • Certified Public Accountant, 2007
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Star, Tax: Business, 2012-2018
  • Lawyers of Color, First Annual Hot List, 2013
  • Leadership Mississippi Class, 2017-2018
  • Leadership Jackson, Class of 2011-2012
  • PORTICO 10, one of the top 10 "Up-and-Coming" Lawyers, January 2011
  • Jackson Young Lawyers, Pro Bono Service Award, 2010
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Fellow, 2008-2010
  • Magnolia Bar Association, Al Rhodes Service Award, 2008
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Education & Honors

  • University of Alabama, LL.M., Taxation, 2010
  • Tulane University, J.D., 2005
    • Tulane Law Scholarship
    • Nelson Mandela Scholarship
  • Jackson State University, M.P.A ., 2002
  • Jackson State University, B.A., Business Administration, summa cum laude, 2001


  • Tax Credits
  • Counsel to Community Development Entity in connection with a New Markets Tax Credit financing of a convenience store.
  • Counsel to Community Development Entity in connection with a New Markets Tax Credit financing of acquisition and maintenance of timberlands.
  • Counsel to Developer/Owner Counsel in connection with a New Markets Tax Credit financing of a biomass research and development facility.
  • Counsel to Developer/Owner Counsel in connection with a New Markets Tax Credit financing of an aluminum processing facility.
  • Counsel to Developer in a New Markets Tax Credit transaction financing of an airbus facility.
  • Counsel to Lenders providing leverage debt and direct debt in connection with New Markets Tax Credit Transactions.
  • Counsel to State Funds, state investors and Developer/Owners in Mississippi Qualified Equity Tax Credit Transactions.
  • Counsel to Developers/Owners in the exit and refinancing of a New Markets Tax Credit transaction.
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Presenter, “What’s All The Buzz About Opportunity Zones?,” Central Chapter of Mississippi Society of CPAs, September 20, 2018.
  • Presenter, “Getting Your QALICB to Closing,” Novogradac NMTC Conference, Washington, D.C., June 7, 2018.
  • ​Co-Author, "LAW ELEVATED — Recent tax changes to encourage development & new investment," Mississippi Business Journal, September 7, 2018.
  • Presenter, "Meet the Prime Contractors – Winning Teams, Winning Strategies, Winning Contract, Drafting the Right Player: Joint Ventures," August 16, 2017.
  • Panelist, "Effective Budgeting at State and Municipal Levels: Municipal Bonds," Mississippi Black Leadership Conferences, October 2, 2015.
  • Presenter, “Emerging Thinkers on Community Development,” Town Hall Meeting, Mississippi Black Leadership Summit, October, 30, 2014.
  • Presenter, “After the Bond Closing: Keeping the SEC and IRS Away,” Mississippi Municipal League, June, 24, 2014.
  • Presenter, "Dissolution of an LLC – Now it is Over", American Bar Association webinar, March 5, 2013.
  • Panelist, 'Taking Charge: Pathways to Success for Young Lawyers," American Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, August 2012.
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