Asher Witty

Biography

Asher Witty
Asher Witty is an associate in Weil’s Real Estate practice and is based in New York. Asher participates in the representation of Firm clients with respect to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for real estate related companies.

Asher has been part of the teams advising:

  • Churchill Capital Corp IV, a SPAC sponsored by Churchill Capital Group, in its $11.75 billion take-public merger with Lucid Motors
  • 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide Inc. and its debtor-affiliates in their chapter 11 cases involving approximately $1.4 billion of funded debt and the lease negotiations of the majority of its locations. At the time of filing, 24 Hour Fitness was operating approximately 450 clubs across the U.S.
  • Marquee Raine Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of The Raine Group LLC and Marquee Sports Holdings SPAC I, LLC, in its $1.2 billion business combination with Enjoy Technology, Inc.
  • Monarch Alternative Capital in its $360 million acquisition of ten full-service hotels located in California, Connecticut, Colorado and Florida from Eagle Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust, via a 363 asset sale in a chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding
  • Guggenheim Partners, as junior mezzanine lender, together with Starwood Capital, as lender, in aggregate $309 million mortgage and senior and junior mezzanine loans for Nolan Reynolds International (f/k/a NP International) and 54 Madison Partners to finance the construction of Gables Station
  • Belmond Ltd. in its sale of the Charleston Place Hotel to Beemok Hospitality Group (a portfolio company of Beemok Capital)
  • Goldman Sachs in its acquisition of NextCapital Group, Inc.
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, as investor, in the formation of Tamarack Timberlands, LLC and Tamarack Timberlands' subsequent acquisition of 870 thousand acres of United States Timberlands

Asher joined Weil as a summer associate in 2019.

Asher received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his BTS from Beth Medrash Govoha. While at Penn Law, he served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Peter G. Sheridan of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, served as an Associate Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law and received a Certificate of Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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