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I enjoy getting to know my clients, their businesses and the issues that they are facing.  When my clients come to me for advice, I enjoy putting my years of experience and perspective together with the information I know about them to solve their issues in a practical, cost effective manner.

My Approach

Traditionally, lawyers were taught to “counsel” or provide sound advice to their clients.  I strive not only to provide counsel and “sound advice” but strive to understand my clients business and the situation that they are facing so that the advice that I give to them is not only sound advice, but practical advice that is tailored to the business, industry and individual situation that they are facing.  My clients value our relationship and appreciate not getting a 20 page memo that doesn't answer the question they need answered.

More About Me

I was born and raised in Nebraska.  Yes, I'm a Husker Fan (which is harder now than it was when I attended) having completed both my undergraduate studies and law degree at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, graduating with distinction from both in 1983 and 1986 respectively.  I'm licensed to practice in Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado.

After graduating from law school I moved to Des Moines and joined BrownWinick.  While at BrownWinick I've served multiple terms on the firm's Executive Committee as well as the chair of its Corporate Practice Group. 

When I'm away from the office I enjoy traveling, biking and golf.  Over the years I've been involved with a number of civic, non-profit and charitable organizations.

My Specialties

  • Business and Corporate
  • Finance
  • Secured Transactions
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Banking

Regulators Close Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank: Here's What You Need to Know

03-13-2023 Last weekend was a wild ride for the banking industry and depositors everywhere. Silicon Valley Bank experienced an old fashioned “run on the bank” that forced the FDIC to close it on mid-day Friday. Remember Jimmy Stewart in “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Over the weekend another bank, Signature Bank, was also closed by regulators. Both of these banks...
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BrownWinick Law Firm and Eight Attorneys Listed in Chambers USA® 2012 - America's Leading Lawyers for Business

06-8-2012 BrownWinick has been ranked as a "leading law firm" in Chambers USA® 2012 - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the areas of Corporate/M&A, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial and Real Estate. Eight attorneys from BrownWinick were selected for inclusion in Chambers USA® 2012 as "leaders in Iowa" in the following areas: Doug...
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Ashley Wing



University of Nebraska

B.S., with distinction, 1983


University of Nebraska College of Law

J.D., with distinction, 1986


Iowa, 1986;

Colorado, 1987;

Nebraska, 1989

Memberships & Associations

  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    Member; Business Law Section
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Colorado State Bar Association
  • Iowa Bankers Association
  • Order of the CoifBeta Gamma Sigma
  • Nebraska Law Review, 1984-1986; Executive Editor, 1985