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Brian E. Ashin is a partner in our Corporate, Finance and Investments practice based in Washington, DC and New York. Brian concentrates on middle market transactions representing private equity sponsors, fundless sponsors, financial institutions and private companies with additional expertise in energy, real estate and fintech transactions.  He also routinely serves as primary counsel to middle market private equity funds, their portfolio companies and emerging companies.

Brian regularly represents private equity funds, fundless sponsors, mezzanine funds, financial institutions, borrowers and equity investors in corporate and finance transactions in leveraged acquisitions, debt financings, growth equity investments, leveraged recapitalizations, joint ventures, project financings, restructurings and reorganizations covering many industries, including energy, real estate, fintech, hospitality, technology and sports, both in the United States and internationally.  He also has experience working with new and established venture-backed companies in the clean technology and sports industries. 

Brian has also taught Renewable Energy Seminar: Policy, Law and Projects as an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law.

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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 Directors, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

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

Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2018

Emerging Leaders Award


The M&A Advisor, 2017

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


Legal 500, 2016-2018

40 Under 40: Legal


Bisnow, 2015

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Recognition

Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2018

Emerging Leaders Award


The M&A Advisor, 2017

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


Legal 500, 2016-2018

40 Under 40: Legal


Bisnow, 2015

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Cases & Deals

February 4, 2019
Ames Watson acquires Lids Sports Group

In the News · Source: Washington Post, The National Law Journal and Law360

September 10, 2018
Brian Ashin joins the firm's CFI practice group in the Washington, D.C. office

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Matters

Represented a solar 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.

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

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

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Represented a solar 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.

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

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

Represented an 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.

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

Represented an energy-focused private equity firm in its acquisition hydroelectric assets from a global alternative asset management company.

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

Represented an energy-focused private equity firm in its $83 million acquisition of nine hydroelectric power facilities from a New England energy provider.

Represented a California state university in naming rights negotiations for the school’s football stadium.

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

News

Cases & Deals

February 4, 2019
Ames Watson acquires Lids Sports Group

In the News · Source: Washington Post, The National Law Journal and Law360

September 10, 2018
Brian Ashin joins the firm's CFI practice group in the Washington, D.C. office

View all

Matters

Represented a solar 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.

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

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

See more
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Matters

Represented a solar 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.

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

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

Represented an 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.

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

Represented an energy-focused private equity firm in its acquisition hydroelectric assets from a global alternative asset management company.

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

Represented an energy-focused private equity firm in its $83 million acquisition of nine hydroelectric power facilities from a New England energy provider.

Represented a California state university in naming rights negotiations for the school’s football stadium.

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

News

Cases & Deals

February 4, 2019
Ames Watson acquires Lids Sports Group

In the News · Source: Washington Post, The National Law Journal and Law360

September 10, 2018
Brian Ashin joins the firm's CFI practice group in the Washington, D.C. office

View all

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 Directors, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

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

Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2018

Emerging Leaders Award


The M&A Advisor, 2017

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


Legal 500, 2016-2018

40 Under 40: Legal


Bisnow, 2015

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Close

Recognition

Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2018

Emerging Leaders Award


The M&A Advisor, 2017

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


Legal 500, 2016-2018

40 Under 40: Legal


Bisnow, 2015