Ashley E. May



Ashley May is an associate and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she is a member of the firm’s Taxation Practice. Her practice focuses on the U.S. federal income tax consequences of mergers and acquisitions, financings, and investment management transactions.

Prior to joining Foley, Ms. May served as an associate in the Tax Department of a major law firm in New York. She also served as an extern to Judge Gary Allen Feess in the United States District Courts, as well as the United States Attorney’s Office, both for the Central District of California.


Ms. May earned her law degree from the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law (J.D., 2015), and successfully completed the business law certification program. She graduated with a high honors grade in corporate taxation and honors grades in classes such as taxation, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, and insurance. Ms. May received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from USC (B.A., magna cum laude, 2011).


Ms. May is admitted to practice in California and New York.

Selected Publications

  • Co-author, “How Proposed Tax Reform May Impact Private Equity,” Bloomberg Tax Management Memorandum (January 2018)



How Proposed Tax Reform Will Impact Private Equity
27 November 2017
Legal News: Finance & Financial Institutions
Impact of Tax Reform on Private Equity Funds
01 March 2018