Shareholder Ashby R. Scott*

Ashby Scott understands that her clients’ needs change with the ebb and flow of economic times and she works to assist in all of their commercial real estate projects. She assists in various types of real estate transactions and is effective at representing her clients at all stages of their commercial real estate projects, from negotiating favorable documents on the front end that will protect her clients’ positions and needs, to addressing any and all unexpected issues that may arise with her clients’ real estate projects along the way.

Ms. Scott primarily focuses her practice in commercial real estate. She acts on behalf of her clients in all aspects of acquiring, developing, constructing, leasing, managing, and financing commercial real estate developments for national, regional, and local property owners, developers as well as financial institutions.

She advises her clients in several types of commercial real estate transactions including but not limited those involving:

  • Negotiation of office and retail leases as well as ground leases
  • Financing the purchase and development of projects
  • The purchase and sale of vacant and improved commercial real property

She has been involved in the negotiation of leases for national headquarters for several businesses, the development of mixed use communities in various locations throughout Tennessee, and the structuring and negotiation of multimillion-dollar loans for the development of a variety of commercial projects.

Ms. Scott was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2024 in the field of Real Estate Law for the fifth year. She is a member of the Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations.

Best Lawyers Award Badge

  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, University of Memphis Law Review
  • Pupil Member, Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court
  • Recipient, Amy Ragsdale Memorial Law Scholarship
  • Recipient, Dean's Award for Academic Excellence and the CALI
  • Excellence for the Future Award in Civil Procedure I and Trial Advocacy
  • Recipient, Best Appellate Brief in Moot Court Competition
  • Recipient, Best Appellate Brief in Legal Methods
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Member, Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society
  • Member, Chi Omega Fraternity
  • Member, Order of Omega
  • Member, Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2024 in the field of Real Estate Law
  • "The Tennessee Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act- A Hodge-Podge of Statutory Exclusions", 34 U. Mem. L. Rev. 903
  • Allah v Al-Hafeez: Section 1997e(e) of the Prison Litigation Reform Act: A Recovery Limitation on Frivolous or Legitimate Claims, 32 U. Mem. L. Rev. 1031


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