Ashley Olson is an associate in Maslon's Corporate & Securities Group with a demonstrated passion for advocacy and helping clients achieve their goals. She excels at finding practical and clear solutions to complex problems by thinking creatively and analytically about her clients' specific needs. Ashley has experience at every stage of the life cycle of a business and can help clients navigate the challenges of starting a new business or selling one. Whether a client is looking to grow its business by entering into strategic, new relationships, acquiring a new product line, or raising capital, Ashley can help every step of the way.
Prior to beginning her private practice, Ashley gained valuable experience serving as a law clerk to Hennepin County District Judge Patrick Robben, where she learned how a court analyzes contracts and business transactions. Her background working with a judge informs her business-oriented approach to advising clients. Throughout law school, Ashley clerked at the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office, where she gained hands-on experience working directly with city departments and employees.
Ashley earned her law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, graduating in the top 10% of her class. Her final thesis, which includes interviews and perspectives from local business owners and attorneys, focused on the servant leadership demonstrated by the hospitality industry at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. She completed her bachelor's degree magna cum laude at the University of Minnesota, majoring in English with a minor in management. While completing her bachelor’s degree, Ashley studied abroad at Lancaster University in England, taking both literature and law courses.
- Successfully performed all required due diligence, including drafting disclosure schedules and ancillary documents, for a completed asset sale by four closely owned companies serving as online annuities and life insurance broker Quotacy, an insurtech leader. The acquisition by Highland Capital Brokerage, Inc., provided for an earn-out and divestment bonus for the seller clients.