Community Economic Development and Public Finance Attorney Ashley L. Anderson Joins Sands Anderson

Durham, NC (January 16, 2024) – Sands Anderson PC today announced Ashley L. Anderson has joined the firm as Counsel in Durham, North Carolina. Anderson works with local governments across North Carolina, focusing her practice on community economic development and public finance.

Anderson helps clients navigate the legal and practical issues related to project finance, downtown revitalization, development incentives, local government representation, public-private partnerships, contract negotiation, and zoning and land use. She will be a key member of Sands Anderson’s Government Group in North Carolina.

“Ashley’s legal background, coupled with her personal experience working with government to protect her seventh-generation family farm from development in North Carolina, uniquely positions her to help local governments of any size navigate the complexities and nuances of development,” said Firm President Margaret Hardy. “She will be instrumental in providing tailored solutions to our municipal clients in North Carolina, and we are delighted to welcome her to Sands Anderson.”

Anderson’s extensive experience includes serving as bond counsel, where she frequently collaborates with first-time and infrequent governmental borrowers. She is known for assisting localities obtain the funding necessary for public infrastructure, economic development projects, and capital improvement initiatives.

Anderson received her juris doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Meredith College. She can be reached at

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