Ashley B. Menser

Ashley Menser represents lenders and CMBS servicers on transactions involving securitized and non-securitized loans, including extensions, loan modifications, various consent issues, transfers of interest and assumptions, with a particular emphasis on defeasance transactions. Ashley has represented many of the industry’s largest servicers and successor borrower programs in thousands of defeasances, and is a recognized industry resource and frequent speaker on defeasance-related topics. She is regularly engaged on defeasance transactions of large CMBS loans involving the most complex servicing and REMIC taxation issues, and manages a team that brings together lending, tax and servicing expertise demanded by such engagements.

She regularly advises clients on the taxation of transactions involving loans held by REMICS and CDOs. Ashley also advises clients on the tax and corporate aspects of transactions, including the structuring and formation of entities, domestic and international stock and asset sales, preferred equity investments, private placements, joint ventures, and conversions, mergers and acquisitions of business entities.

Ashley received her J.D., with honors, in 2004 from Emory University School of Law, where she was a managing editor of the Emory Law Journal. She received her B.A., with honors, in 2001 from the University of Florida.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Tax, 2) Federal & International Tax, 3) Finance, 4) Mergers & Acquisitions, 5) Corporate & Business Transactions and 6) Commercial Real Estate Master & Special Servicing
Law School Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2004
Admitted Year 1998
Education University of Florida, B.A., 2001
Bar Member / Association North Carolina State Bar Association
Most recent firm Alston & Bird LLP
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