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University of South Carolina, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008, Dean’s Medallion; Order of the Coif; Member, South Carolina Law Review, 2006-08

Vanderbilt University, B.A., with honors, magna cum laude, 2002


Ashley Durbin's practice covers a wide range of corporate transactions, with a principal focus on mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions and compliance, sports and entertainment law, and general corporate law. She has represented a variety of public and private companies in acquisitions and dispositions, including strategic acquirers and sellers and private equity sponsors, and has worked on a wide range of public and private securities offerings. Ashley also regularly advises companies on general securities and other corporate law matters, including disclosure and compliance issues, corporate governance and significant commercial contracts.

Prior to attending law school, Ashley studied at the American Film Institute and worked in story development for a prominent film production company in Los Angeles. She also routinely advised screenwriters in the development of film and television material. As a member of our Sports and Entertainment Practice Group, Ashley utilizes her entertainment background in representing various clients in film and television production matters, book publishing and licensing agreements, recording and music licensing contracts, artist and agent agreements, and various marketing promotions, sweepstakes and contests.

Honors & Awards

  • Charlotte Chamber Young Professional Business Leader Award, 2013
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star, mergers and acquisitions, 2011-18



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Community Affiliations

  • CreatiVets, 2013-present
  • With Open Eyes Foundation, Inc., 2010-present
  • Leadership Charlotte, Class 40
  • North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Board of Trustees, 2009-14
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