James M. Ash

Mr. Ash leads Husch Blackwell’s Food & Agribusiness industry team. His legal knowledge has guided some of the world’s most visible food and agriculture companies, along with their investors and financers. Jim’s first exposure to agribusiness came during his formative years growing up in a California farming community. He also worked as a plant manager for the citrus cooperative Sunkist, where he accumulated additional perspective on the food industry.

Jim’s engagements in the agribusiness industry cover a range of issues, including mergers, international expansion, governance, securities and various general corporate matters. He twice was asked to serve as interim general counsel to a Fortune 1000 company and understands his clients’ operations with an insider’s perspective.


Missouri, 1981


J.D., University of California-Los Angeles School of Law, 1981

  • Order of the Coif
  • UCLA Law Review
  • UCLA-Alaska Law Review, Editor

B.A., University of California-Los Angeles, 1978, summa cum laude

Contact James M. Ash

Contact James M. Ash

Husch Blackwell LLP
4801 Main Street
Suite 1000
Kansas City, Missouri  64112
Phone: (816) 983-8137
Fax: (816) 983-8080


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