Ashley Harris joined Adams and Reese in 2003 and focuses on the practice areas of corporate law, transactions, mergers and acquisitions, forestry and real estate. He represents both businesses and individuals in matters including commercial property and timberland acquisitions and sales, real estate development and finance, acquisitions and sales of businesses, complex corporate transactions and financing transactions.
Transactions Ashley has worked on include:
The acquisition and sale of timberlands ranging in size from 20 acres to 3 million acres.
Financing of credit facilities ranging in size from $100,000 to over $1 billion.
Mergers, acquisitions and sales of companies in various industries.
Some of the timberland transactions Ashley has handled indlue:
- Represented and advised one of two large stakeholders in its purchase of a timberland portfolio that consisted of more than 1.8 million acres of timberland in Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington.
- Advised forestry stakeholders in their sale of approximately 250,000 acres of timberlands in Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Alabama.
- Served as legal advisor to a timberland investment management organization (TIMO) in its acquisition of more than 91,000 acres of mature pine sawtimber timberland and relating cutting rights in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas including a long-term timber supply agreement.
- Advised a TIMO in its purchase of a tract of land encompassing 124,000 acres in the states of Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
- Assisted a Fortune 100 company in providing due diligence services including title review and preparation of closing documents for the sale of approximately 3 million acres in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee as part of the sale of approximately 6 million acres in 17 states.
- Represented a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the purchase of 60,000 acres in Texas.
When he’s not in the office, he likes to be outdoors engaging in hunting, fishing and golf. He also enjoys spending time with his family and keeping up on the latest college football games.
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