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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Associations

Bar Admissions

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

Distinctions

  • Certified Public Accountant, 2007
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Tax, 2012-2015
  • Lawyers of Color, First Annual Hot List, 2013
  • 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
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholar
  • More...

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

Experience

  • Tax Credits
  • 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 Developer/Owner in the exit and refinancing of a New Markets Tax Credit transaction.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • 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.
  • Speaker, Magnolia Bar Association’s 2012 Annual Meeting and Convention, President’s Luncheon, Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, May 2012.