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Ashley, a Santa Barbara native, has practiced in the area of estate planning and administration for several years. Prior to joining Clark & DeHahn she worked with Okura & Associates, a boutique trusts and estates firm in Hawaii. Ashley holds a JD from Santa Clara University, where she was a member of the Arbitration Team and a volunteer with the Community Law Center. She holds a BA in Philosophy from UC Santa Cruz. Ashley is admitted to the California and Hawaii Bars.
Ashley’s practice encompasses many aspects of trust and estate law: preparation of estate planning documents including revocable and irrevocable trusts (e.g. special needs trusts); handling of probates and trust administrations from start to finish including drafting of various petitions, fiduciary accountings and subtrust funding; representation of probate and mental health conservators in obtaining conservatorships and fulfilling their duties; strategizing with clients and their advisors to preserve assets and minimize estate, income and property taxes. Ashley is experienced in areas that often intersect with estate planning such as real estate and business entities, and she frequently negotiates contracts and advises on transactional matters.
Ashley takes great satisfaction in informing and empowering her clients, helping them to achieve their personal, family and charitable goals, and protecting and promoting their interests. She is a member of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, the Trusts and Estates Section of the California Lawyers Association, and the National LGBT Bar Association. Ashley serves on the Board of Trustees of The Santa Ynez Valley Family School.