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Ashley E. Connell / Associate

Detailed Practice Description

Ashley Connell practices commercial real estate and construction law, with a primary focus on commercial and agricultural real property acquisitions and dispositions, title and escrow work, real estate secured financings, commercial leasings and public and private construction projects.

 

The Basics

My transactional practice encompasses all facets of commercial real estate law.

Delivering for Clients

Prior to joining the firm’s real estate practice group, my practice involved representing and counseling clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions, financings and their general business needs. My background in corporate and business law allows me to better assist my real estate clients with respect to structuring transactions and looking at the bigger picture.

I’ve lived in small farming communities my whole life. I grew up in Napa, attended Chico State University for undergrad and now reside on a small piece of land in Yolo County. I enjoy and take a lot of pride in representing clients based in Northern California.

  • Practices
  • Real Estate
  • Education
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • California State University, Chico, B.A., International Relations, 2010
  • Honors
  • Law School: Graduated Order of the Coif, Anthony M. Kennedy Fellow, Top Student in Intellectual Property Law, Estate and Gift Tax Planning, Professional Responsibility, Constitutional Law I and Legal Research and Writing II
  • Undergraduate Honors: Graduated summa cum laude, Highest Academic Achievement in International Relations, Honors in General Education
  • Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Board Member, California State University, Chico Alumni Association (Sacramento Chapter)

Representative Experience

Acquisitions and Dispositions – Recent Transactions:

Disposition of a regional hospitality and tourism business to a real estate development and investment company.

Disposition of a regional West Coast wireless retailer to a national premium wireless retailer.

Disposition of four interior contractor and retailer companies to a private equity firm.

Disposition of a national specialty electrical contractor company to an international renewable energy company.

Acquisition of a locally-based international seed company by an international seed company.

Financings – Recent Transactions:

Finance counsel to Molina Healthcare, Inc. in connection with the company’s purchase of approximately $117 million of Medicare Advantage assets from Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc.

Private placement of $700 million aggregate principal amount of newly issued high yield senior notes.

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.

Private placement of $125 million aggregate principal amount of newly issued convertible senior notes.

$4.7 million debt restructuring of an existing convertible promissory note amount of newly issued convertible senior notes.