Ashley W. Wilson

Ashley Wilson focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, general corporate, and securities law. In her practice, Ashley works closely with investors, entrepreneurs, and executives on the legal and business issues they face at every stage, from startup through exit. Ashley also collaborates with middle-market private equity clients, advising on acquisitions and side transactions. She is experienced at drafting and negotiating principal deal documents, and the formation and amendment of business entities.

Prior to joining the firm, Ashley worked with a firm in Minneapolis, where her practice focused on private equity acquisitions. Ashley earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, where she also completed a certificate in the Law and Business Program.

Ashley also enjoys her work on a variety of pro-bono matters, from representing individuals in post-conviction capital cases to assisting the Advocates for Human Rights with drafting reports for the United Nations, and assisting small businesses with entity formation and start-up issues.

Representative experience

  • Represented a Fortune 500 public financial and insurance company in connection with a multi-millions dollar strategic acquisition of a regional benefits company. The transaction included, among other issues, employment, anti-trust, and tax issues.
  • Represented a top middle-market private equity firm in the sale of a platform company to one of the world’s largest investment firms for nearly $1.2 billion.
  • Represented a regional private equity firm in connection with the firm’s sale to a strategic buyer. The transaction included, among other issues, a pre-signing type-F reorganization, employment, and anti-trust regulatory issues.

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Member, American Constitution Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Caponi Art Park, Eagan, Minnesota
  • Board Member, American Constitution Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul


  • North Star Lawyer for pro-bono service in 2019
  • Minneapolis

    80 South Eighth Street
    500 IDS Center
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
F: 612.632.4000

Court Memberships

  • Minnesota


Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2018

University of Denver, B.S., Business Administration; Finance, 2012