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Brian E. Ashin is a transactional partner in our Corporate, Finance and Investments based in the firm's Washington, DC and New York offices.  His practice focuses on an extensive range of real estate, energy and other corporate matters.  Brian regularly represents private equity sponsors, family offices, institutional investors, endowments, real estate funds, REITs as well as operators and developers in leveraged acquisitions, dispositions, debt financings, growth equity investments, leveraged recapitalizations, joint ventures, leasing, restructurings and reorganizations.  He also routinely serves as outside general counsel to middle market private equity funds, their portfolio companies and emerging companies.

Brian has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by National Law Journal in 2020 and Super Lawyers since 2018.  He has also been recognized as an Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor and Top 40 Under 40 by Bisnow Legal in 2017 and 2015, respectively.

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Credentials

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

B.A., Brandeis University

District of Columbia

New York

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Co-founder, D.C. Chapter, Lawyers Committee, Brandeis University

Member, Advisory Board, Corporate Symposium, Georgetown Law

Member, Alumni Board, Georgetown Law

Member, Board of Governors, The Jewish Agency for Israel

Member, Executive Committee, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Member, National Young Leadership Cabinet, The Jewish Federation of North America

Rising Star


The National Law Journal, 2020

Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2018-2020

Emerging Leaders Award


The M&A Advisor, 2017

Recommended Attorney for M&A: Middle Market (sub-$500M)


Legal 500, 2016-2019

40 Under 40: Legal


Bisnow, 2015

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Rising Star


The National Law Journal, 2020

Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2018-2020

Emerging Leaders Award


The M&A Advisor, 2017

Recommended Attorney for M&A: Middle Market (sub-$500M)


Legal 500, 2016-2019

40 Under 40: Legal


Bisnow, 2015

Matters

Real estate developer in acquiring the projects in Washington, DC, New Mexico, California and Virginia.

Senior housing developer in connection with a recapitalization of its equity and debt structure relating to a consolidated portfolio of assisted living facilities in Texas, New Mexico and Florida.

Distressed-focused private equity fund in the acquisition of national sports and education retailers.

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Real estate developer in acquiring the projects in Washington, DC, New Mexico, California and Virginia.

Senior housing developer in connection with a recapitalization of its equity and debt structure relating to a consolidated portfolio of assisted living facilities in Texas, New Mexico and Florida.

Distressed-focused private equity fund in the acquisition of national sports and education retailers.

Life insurance company as investor in connection with joint venture transactions with national developer sponsors to acquire and finance development projects in Texas, Virginia and Washington, DC.

Real estate developer in the acquisition, financing and development of projects in Georgia, Tennessee and Florida.

Data center-focused fund sponsor on its fund formation, acquisition and development of data centers in the United States as well as the leasing of those data centers to hyper-scale users.

PropTech SPAC in connection with its initial public offering.

Home improvement-focused fintech company in the first-ever combination of a residential solar lender and PACE financing provider, which allowed property owners to access long-term financing that can be repaid through their property taxes without many of the requirements of traditional loans.

Saudi conglomerate holding company in connection with the acquisitions and related financing of a luxury hotel company.

National financial institution in negotiations with a professional sports ownership group for nearly $100 million naming rights for a Washington, DC arena.

California state university in naming rights negotiations for the school's football stadium.

Publicly traded single-family home rental business in several secured financing facilities.

Multi-national solar developer as US counsel in the sale of its stake in a publicly traded YieldCo.

Vacation-focused startup in the its first FinTech financing with a top-tier global investment manager for $50 million.

Energy-focused private equity firm in its leveraged acquisition of five natural gas-fired electric generation facilities from a Canadian independent power producer for $108 million.

Global private equity firm in its leveraged acquisition of a U.S.-based power transformer manufacturer.

Energy-focused private equity firm in its acquisition of hydroelectric assets from a global alternative asset management company.

Distressed-focused private equity fund in the foreclosure acquisition of walk-in bath tub and shower manufacturer.

Energy-focused private equity firm in its acquisition of nine hydroelectric power facilities from a New England energy provider.

Matters

Real estate developer in acquiring the projects in Washington, DC, New Mexico, California and Virginia.

Senior housing developer in connection with a recapitalization of its equity and debt structure relating to a consolidated portfolio of assisted living facilities in Texas, New Mexico and Florida.

Distressed-focused private equity fund in the acquisition of national sports and education retailers.

See more
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Matters

Real estate developer in acquiring the projects in Washington, DC, New Mexico, California and Virginia.

Senior housing developer in connection with a recapitalization of its equity and debt structure relating to a consolidated portfolio of assisted living facilities in Texas, New Mexico and Florida.

Distressed-focused private equity fund in the acquisition of national sports and education retailers.

Life insurance company as investor in connection with joint venture transactions with national developer sponsors to acquire and finance development projects in Texas, Virginia and Washington, DC.

Real estate developer in the acquisition, financing and development of projects in Georgia, Tennessee and Florida.

Data center-focused fund sponsor on its fund formation, acquisition and development of data centers in the United States as well as the leasing of those data centers to hyper-scale users.

PropTech SPAC in connection with its initial public offering.

Home improvement-focused fintech company in the first-ever combination of a residential solar lender and PACE financing provider, which allowed property owners to access long-term financing that can be repaid through their property taxes without many of the requirements of traditional loans.

Saudi conglomerate holding company in connection with the acquisitions and related financing of a luxury hotel company.

National financial institution in negotiations with a professional sports ownership group for nearly $100 million naming rights for a Washington, DC arena.

California state university in naming rights negotiations for the school's football stadium.

Publicly traded single-family home rental business in several secured financing facilities.

Multi-national solar developer as US counsel in the sale of its stake in a publicly traded YieldCo.

Vacation-focused startup in the its first FinTech financing with a top-tier global investment manager for $50 million.

Energy-focused private equity firm in its leveraged acquisition of five natural gas-fired electric generation facilities from a Canadian independent power producer for $108 million.

Global private equity firm in its leveraged acquisition of a U.S.-based power transformer manufacturer.

Energy-focused private equity firm in its acquisition of hydroelectric assets from a global alternative asset management company.

Distressed-focused private equity fund in the foreclosure acquisition of walk-in bath tub and shower manufacturer.

Energy-focused private equity firm in its acquisition of nine hydroelectric power facilities from a New England energy provider.

Credentials

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

B.A., Brandeis University

District of Columbia

New York

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Co-founder, D.C. Chapter, Lawyers Committee, Brandeis University

Member, Advisory Board, Corporate Symposium, Georgetown Law

Member, Alumni Board, Georgetown Law

Member, Board of Governors, The Jewish Agency for Israel

Member, Executive Committee, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Member, National Young Leadership Cabinet, The Jewish Federation of North America

Rising Star


The National Law Journal, 2020

Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2018-2020

Emerging Leaders Award


The M&A Advisor, 2017

Recommended Attorney for M&A: Middle Market (sub-$500M)


Legal 500, 2016-2019

40 Under 40: Legal


Bisnow, 2015

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Recognition

Rising Star


The National Law Journal, 2020

Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2018-2020

Emerging Leaders Award


The M&A Advisor, 2017

Recommended Attorney for M&A: Middle Market (sub-$500M)


Legal 500, 2016-2019

40 Under 40: Legal


Bisnow, 2015