Ms Alison Ashford > Seyfarth Shaw LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
620 8TH AVENUE
32ND FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10018-1405
NEW YORK
United States

Work Department

Construction; Public-Private Partnerships; Energy Infrastructure and Project Development

Position

Partner

Career

Alison Ashford is a partner in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw and is co-chair of the firm’s national construction practice.

Ms. Ashford has acted for the full spectrum of stakeholders in large scale public and private infrastructure, and energy, resources and mining projects in the United States and around the world.

She has solid experience in the representation of clients involved in the procurement of public projects, including via public-private partnership, in the sectors of economic infrastructure (rail, aviation, transportation, waste water and desalination projects) and social infrastructure (education, housing and health projects). Key recent achievements include the representation of the design-build joint venture member of the private consortium selected to redevelop the LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal Building in New York and the representation of the design-build joint venture member of the private consortium appointed to develop the James A. Farley Building in New York into the new Moynihan Station.

Ms. Ashford also regularly represents developers (including REITs and joint ventures) and contractors in the drafting and negotiation of project agreements for private commercial, retail, high-rise residential and industrial buildings and facilities. An important recent achievement includes the representation of a large United States-based REIT in the drafting and negotiation of project agreements for the redevelopment of hotel and lodging properties located across the United States and around the globe.

Ms. Ashford represents developers and large contractors within the energy, resources and mining sectors, including on iron ore, gas, methanol, fertilizer, civil and earthworks, manufacturing and pipeline projects. Ms. Ashford also advises investors and developers on renewable energy projects in the United States. A key recent engagement includes representation of the engineering, procurement and construction contractor in the development of the largest fertilizer plant in the United States.

Ms. Ashford is a regular speaker at industry conferences and events in the field of private and public project procurement and has prepared numerous papers and presentations for domestic and international industry publications.

Memberships

American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; Women’s Infrastructure Network; Northeast Women in Public Finance; Professional Women in Construction; American Australian Association

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University of Melbourne (2000); Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne (2000)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation)

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Alison AshfordSeyfarth Shaw LLP

A very strong firm that delivers top talent‘, Seyfarth Shaw LLP fields a construction practice recognized as a major player in the market, regularly engaged on some of the most significant, critical infrastructure and development projects in the United States and abroad. The team maintains strong local presence too, with hub offices across the country. Alison Ashford leads the New York construction practice and co-chairs of the national group. Her primary focus is on structuring complex infrastructure and development projects, drafting and negotiation of a broad range of project agreements. Michael McKeeman is a fellow co-chair and the firm’s key figure in California, handling disputes for owners, prime contractors, and subcontractors on private as well as public construction projects. Another name to note for contentious matters is David Blake, praised for his ‘ease in communicating‘, and alongside him in Washington DC is experienced practitioner Bennett Greenberg whose current workload includes a number of the most notable PPP projects in the country. Further lawyers with client recommendation include ‘excellent litigatorJason Smith, the ‘very knowledgeable and incredibly detailedSara Beiro Farabow, and her ‘communicative, clear and concise‘ associate Michael Wagner .