Ashley

Aten

Shareholder
500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

Overview

Ashley Aten focuses her practice on helping clients navigate diverse and complex real estate transactions and real estate financing transactions. She represents clients on a wide variety of deals, with an emphasis on commercial real estate development, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and commercial lending.

Ashley frequently works with clients on the acquisition, development, ownership and disposition of retail, multifamily, office and industrial properties in Texas and throughout the United States. Her clients include landowners, public companies, investors, operators, developers, equity partners and retailers. Ashley also offers significant experience in reviewing, drafting and negotiating financing documents; purchase and sale agreements; joint ventures and subleases, as well as all other aspects of transactional real estate work.

By partnering with her clients, Ashley carefully counsels developers through every stage of the development process, including title and survey review; plat review; negotiations with local governments and utility companies; land-use agreements; and construction and consulting agreements. Clients value her focused, practical and efficient approach to their development projects.

Ashley is regularly involved in structuring, preparing and negotiating leases on behalf of both landlords and tenants. Her experience encompasses most types of real estate assets, such as leases for retail locations, shopping centers and industrial properties, as well as office ground leases, spaces leases and subleases.

In addition, she interacts with and assists developers, equity partners and real estate industry professionals in structuring, negotiating and forming limited partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations and joint ventures with an interest in owning and investing in real estate assets.

Today, Ashley serves as a member of the Firm's Diversity Committee, and she is active in the Dallas Women Lawyers Association and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.

Education

Admission

Achievements

  • Woodward/White, Inc– Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Real Estate Law (2021)
  • Memberships

    • State Bar of Texas
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association
    • Dallas Women Lawyers Association
    • Dallas Women Lawyers Mentor Program
    • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2014 Leadership Class)
    • International Council of Shopping Centers
    • Mustang Bar Association
    • North Texas Exes Alumni Association
    • The Real Estate Council (Young Guns Member)
    • UNT Real Estate Alumni Association
  • Clerkships

    • The Honorable Jorge Solis at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • The Honorable Eric Moyé at the Dallas County Civil Court, 14th District

Overview

Ashley Aten focuses her practice on helping clients navigate diverse and complex real estate transactions and real estate financing transactions. She represents clients on a wide variety of deals, with an emphasis on commercial real estate development, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and commercial lending.

Ashley frequently works with clients on the acquisition, development, ownership and disposition of retail, multifamily, office and industrial properties in Texas and throughout the United States. Her clients include landowners, public companies, investors, operators, developers, equity partners and retailers. Ashley also offers significant experience in reviewing, drafting and negotiating financing documents; purchase and sale agreements; joint ventures and subleases, as well as all other aspects of transactional real estate work.

By partnering with her clients, Ashley carefully counsels developers through every stage of the development process, including title and survey review; plat review; negotiations with local governments and utility companies; land-use agreements; and construction and consulting agreements. Clients value her focused, practical and efficient approach to their development projects.

Ashley is regularly involved in structuring, preparing and negotiating leases on behalf of both landlords and tenants. Her experience encompasses most types of real estate assets, such as leases for retail locations, shopping centers and industrial properties, as well as office ground leases, spaces leases and subleases.

In addition, she interacts with and assists developers, equity partners and real estate industry professionals in structuring, negotiating and forming limited partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations and joint ventures with an interest in owning and investing in real estate assets.

Today, Ashley serves as a member of the Firm's Diversity Committee, and she is active in the Dallas Women Lawyers Association and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.

Experience

  • Retail Lease Negotiations

    Represented a Fortune 500 tenant in the negotiation of multiple leases, each involving more than 80,000+ square feet of retail space.

  • Student Housing Project

    Represented a client in the negotiation, acquisition and financing of a $30 MM student-housing development in Sunderland, Massachusetts.

  • Negotiation, Acquisition + Financing

    Represented a client in the negotiation, acquisition and financing of a $56 MM assemblage of six different properties in

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