Ashley Tse

Partner

  • location icon Houston, TX
    24 Greenway Plaza
    Suite 1400
    Houston, TX 77046

Ashley Tse is a partner in the Houston office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Corporate Practice. Her practice focuses on business formation and dissolution, business governance and operation, commercial transactions, contracts, commercial real estate, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and outside general counsel services.

Not always a transactional attorney, Ms. Tse started her legal career practicing white-collar criminal defense. She has experience defending directors and officers accused of money laundering, RICO, fraud, and other related causes of action. Ms. Tse has also held roles defending corporate clients against various complex commercial claims. Due to strong client demand, Ms. Tse expanded her practice to encompass all aspects of corporate transactional law. Ms. Tse’s background in litigation provides her with a unique insight when crafting contracts aimed to avoid commercial disputes before they happen. A majority of Ms. Tse’s practice focuses on guiding businesses through M&A transactions, real estate development acquisitions or sales, and general corporate governance.

With a broad understanding of multiple faceted areas of law and business, Ms. Tse has an interdisciplinary practice focused on assisting clients from a practical business perspective.

Certifications

Mediation

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

  • Director, Charity Angels Pharmacy
  • Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA)

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Texas
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Admissions

Texas

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Education

South Texas College of Law

Juris Doctor, 2009

University of Texas

Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing, 2006

Representative Matters

  • Part of a team that represented a hospital system in a hybrid merger and asset sale valued at over $650 million.
  • Part of team that represented integrated telecommunications companies in its merger with a private equity firm.
  • Part of a team that represented a transportation business in an asset sale valued at over $28 million.
  • Represented a Texas limited partnership in its phased divestment of its commercial real estate portfolio for over $186 million.
  • Represented a Texas company in the acquisition and subsequent sale of its real estate portfolio for over $150 million.
  • Represented hospitality and leisure groups in various development, acquisition, and sale of hotel, restaurant, quick service restaurant, bar, liquor, spirits, and resort assets. Typical deals ranged from $1.2 million to $78 million.
  • Represented retail groups through, merger or purchase, and divestment of assets across diverse industries, including, but not limited to automotive, aviation, rent to own, education, technology, manufacturing, and construction.
  • Represented companies through development and sale of industrial warehouses and condos. Typical deals ranged from $12 million to $100 million per transaction.
  • Represented a national student housing apartment company in its development, acquisitions, and divestments. Typical deals ranged from $5 million to $15 million per transaction.
  • Represented companies acquiring and selling self-storage facilities. Typical deals ranged from $5 million to $10 million per transaction.
  • Represented REITS in development of commercial buildings for lease.
  • Represented numerous parties in 1031 exchanges.
  • Represented oil and gas operators in acquisition and sale of assets.
  • Represented MSOs in acquisition of healthcare assets.
  • Represented investment funds in its private offerings. Typical offerings ranged from $5 million to $35 million.
  • Routinely served as outside general counsel for companies across various industries.
  • Part of a team that represented numerous healthcare providers and hospital systems in significant ERISA lawsuits against insurance companies and commercial payors. Amounts in controversy totaled over $120 million per lawsuit.
  • Part of a team that represented the head of a financial institution accused of money laundering and running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme.
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