Press Release June 18, 2024

Alston & Bird Represents Whitley Family in Acquisition of Old Edwards Hospitality Group

Alston & Bird represented the Whitley family in the acquisition of Old Edwards Hospitality Group, a collection of upscale hotels, golf courses, and restaurants in Highlands, North Carolina, as well as several residential communities in nearby Cashiers. Alston & Bird has a long history of leading transformative investments in residential resort projects.

Representing the Whitley family was an Alston & Bird team led by partners Charlie Yates and Jeremy Silverman, senior associate Jonathan DiChiara, and associates Walter Goss and Nicholas Mugge (Mergers & Acquisitions); partners Allison Ryan and Jennifer West and senior associate Adriene Lynch (Real Estate); partners Blake MacKay and John Shannon and associate Dakota Sneed (Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation); counsel Daniel Gerst, senior associate Dorian Simmons, and associates John Lesko, Sara Pullen Guercio, and Andrew Rice (Privacy, Cyber & Data Strategy); partner Kerri-Ann Griggs and senior associate Anna Saraie (Labor & Employment); partner Doug Arnold and associate Samantha Van Winter (Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources); partner Stacie Cargill, senior associate Jillian Luby, and associate Jessi Clack (Finance); and partners Clark Calhoun and Scott Harty, and senior associates Andrew Claytor and Josh Labat (Tax).

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Alex Wolfe
Communications Director

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