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Ashley E. Connell
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.

Ashley E. Connell



  • Real Estate


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • California State University, Chico, B.A., International Relations, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • California

Delivering for Clients

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


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.

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.



  • 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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Board Member, California State University, Chico Alumni Association (Sacramento Chapter)