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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


Recognition & Leadership

  • 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


  • J.D., Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, Advanced Legal Writing, Research and Drafting, 2012
    • Certificate, Advanced Legal Writing, Research and Drafting
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Florida State University, 2009
    • 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
  • Florida
  • Georgia