Dallas Addison is a Founding Principal of Ethos Club & Leisure and a shareholder of Addison Law with extensive experience in golf, hospitality and recreational real estate projects. Mr. Addison has provided advice and counsel regarding the acquisition, sale, development, management, financing and operation of golf, hospitality and recreational real estate projects throughout the country. This experience includes the negotiation, structuring and preparation of purchase and sale agreements, development agreements, joint venture agreements, financing documentation, management agreements and membership documentation along with the documentation required for planned community and other real estate projects, including fractional ownership. The national magazine “Boardroom Magazine” has named Addison Law as “Law Firm of the Year” in the Golf Industry for the past nineteen years. In a survey and peer study conducted by Golf, Inc., a national publication, Addison Law was named the most experienced and recommended law firm nationwide for golf course owners, developers and private club boards.
Prior to joining Addison Law, Mr. Addison was an attorney with the international law firm of Jones Day, where he worked on numerous commercial real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions and capital formation transactions, including private placements, debt offerings and initial public offerings.
Through affiliated entities, Dallas Addison has been a principal in the creation and operation of several conservation and recreation oriented communities and concepts. These projects include Cross Pines Ranch and Bosque Canyon Ranch, both conservation-based sporting ranches located near Dallas, Texas. He has also worked on similar projects on the Big Island of Hawaii and near Kalispell, Montana, above Flathead Lake.
Mr. Addison received his law degree, cum laude, from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he served on the Southern Methodist University Law Review Association and was a founding member of NAFTA: Law Review of the Americas. Mr. Addison received a Plan II honors degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Addison is a member of the Recreational Development Council of the Urban Land Institute and is a member of the State Bar of Texas (Real Property and Entertainment and Sports Law Sections), and the Business Council for the Arts. He has lectured and moderated frequently on golf and hospitality topics throughout the United States.