Ms. Ashton M. Bligh

Ms. Ashton M. Bligh: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Associate at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2021 Attorneys)
  • 450 South Orange Avenue, Suite 650, Orlando, FL 32801
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Ashton M. Bligh focuses her practice in the area of public finance, with a particular emphasis on taxable and tax-exempt financings including serving as disclosure counsel, bond counsel, underwriters' counsel, trustee's counsel, purchasers' counsel, lender's counsel and borrower's counsel in connection with publicly and privately offered financings in a wide array of sectors, including general government, higher education, community development districts, and tax allocation districts.

Prior to her practice at GT, Ashton gained public finance experience assisting: public school systems, cities, counties and water and sewer systems in Georgia; higher education systems throughout the US; and health care systems and affordable housing developments in completing projects related to new construction, equipment acquisition and refinancing.


•Tax-exempt and taxable bond financings (Municipal Finance)
•Municipal Securities
•Local Government
•Workout Transactions

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Public Finance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Florida State University, B.S., magna cum laude, Recipient, Graduate of Distinction Award, Annual Trends Conference, Real Estate; Recipient, Billy Teel, Clara J Milligan Teel, and Ann Teel Hatcher Scholarship, Real Estate; Recipient, Appraisal Institute Education Trust Scholarship, 2009
Law School Attended:
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., Certificate, Advanced Legal Writing, Research and Drafting, 2012
Year of First Admission:
2012, Georgia; Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•Atlanta Bar Association
•Member, Women in Public Finance
•Member, Women's Affordable Housing Network
•Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
•Junior League of Greater Orlando

Reported Cases:
Experience: Served as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, trustee's counsel and borrower's counsel in connection with a variety of tax-exempt and taxable bond financings (traditional governmental issues and conduit financings) throughout the country.; Experience in the multifamily housing industry with a variety of financing structures, including Fannie Mae, FHA/Ginnie Mae, USDA credit enhanced tax-exempt and taxable bond issues, unrated, un-credit enhanced bond issues and low income housing tax credits.; Experience in the healthcare industry with tax-exempt and taxable bond financings for assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities and skilled nursing facilities throughout the country.; Bond counsel or underwriter's counsel in connection with bond issues to finance student housing and other university facilities throughout the country.; Experience assisting public school systems, cities, counties, water and sewer systems complete projects involving tax exempt and taxable transactions related to new construction, equipment acquisition and refinancing's related to those original financings.; Experience with commercial real estate lending and securitized financings.

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