Stacey M. Ashby


Stacey Ashby is a Partner at MSF in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Groups. Ms. Ashby’s broad practice includes various types of business disputes, including contracts, real estate, valuation, partnership/shareholder, dissolutions, lender liability and other business torts. She regularly represents clients in multi-million dollar lawsuits in both state and federal courts.

In her real estate litigation practice, Ms. Ashby represents clients in a wide range of complex areas, including workouts, intercreditor disputes, bankruptcy proceedings affecting real estate, appraisal proceedings, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, and brokers’ claims. Ms. Ashby also has extensive knowledge concerning New York City rent regulations. She has experience in litigation concerning affordable housing laws and has represented clients in Article 78 proceedings against various New York City and State agencies.

Ms. Ashby also represents clients in disputes involving civil torts, such as harassment, assault & battery, emotional distress and conversion claims and has worked to help resolve crisis management concerns that minimizes her client’s future financial, legal and reputational harm. Stacey handles trial and appellate work, as well as alternative dispute resolution proceedings for all such matters.


JD, Fordham University School of Law

BA, Pace University, cum laude


New York

Southern District of New York

Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Prior Experience

Stacey Ashby started with MSF as a Summer Associate in 2002 and got a wide range of experience, having worked in the litigation, corporate and real estate departments. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Ashby worked in the insurance industry.

Representative Matters

Represented real estate developer in New York State and Federal Courts in a precedential case holding that former Mitchell-Lama projects that received J-51 tax abatements do not become subject to the rent stabilization laws.

Represented one of the country’s largest special servicers in an intercreditor contract dispute in the Delaware Court of Chancery