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Ashley A. Smith named Top 40 Under 40 Black Lawyers in Wisconsin

August 31, 2020

MILWAUEE (Aug. 31, 2020) – Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is pleased to announce that Ashley A. Smith has been selected for inclusion into National Black Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 Black Lawyers in Wisconsin.

Smith is an attorney in both the Corporate and Startups & Venture Capital Practice Groups at Godfrey & Kahn. She works with closely held businesses and start-ups handling a variety of legal matters pertaining to mergers and acquisitions, commercial financing, and corporate governance. She also helps early-stage companies and founders navigate the common pitfalls of entrepreneurship. Smith graduated with her Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School in 2018.

The selection process for this honor is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third party research. The result of the selection process is a credible list of top black lawyers chosen to represent their state.


Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. was founded in 1957 and has more than 170 attorneys located in six offices throughout Wisconsin and in Washington, D.C. As a leading Wisconsin business law firm, Godfrey & Kahn provides a wide range of legal services to businesses and their owners, including guidance on corporate, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, data privacy, digital business, tax and estate planning matters. Visit or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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