Randy Addison has represented parties involved in the ownership, operation, and development of equity and nonequity private clubs, public golf facilities, resort projects, and residential/golf course development for over 38 years. Mr. Addison, founding member of the Addison Law and founding principal of Ethos Club & Leisure, has been involved in acquisition, development, and operational matters in more than 1,500 private and public golf, club, and resort projects throughout the United States and numerous foreign countries, including Desert Mountain Club, Cordillera Clubs, Amelia Island Equity Club, The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, Firestone Country Club, The Homestead, Mission Hills Country Club, Barton Creek Resort, Dallas National Golf Club and The Vaquero Club. Mr. Addison’s experience includes the acquisition of existing facilities, equity conversions, turnovers and the development and structuring of the private clubs, public facilities, and resort facilities. These projects include extensive due diligence programs designated for golf, club, or resort facilities which address organizational matters, membership matters, club documentation, and the various agreements between third parties, developers and the club or the resort owner.
Mr. Addison has represented golf course owners, club owners, resort owners, residential developers, not-for-profit member-owned clubs, and club managers from the initial creation and development of the facility through the various operational issues, including development issues, membership programs, member issues, real estate issues, water, sewer, and effluent agreements, licenses, and other areas. In addition, Mr. Addison has structured equity conversion programs to sell club facilities to its members and represented members in the acquisition of club facilities as well as the sale of club and resort facilities to third parties. Addison Law has been awarded “Law Firm of the Year” in the Golf Industry by the national publication, Boardroom Magazine, each of the last nineteen (19) years.
Through affiliated entities, Mr. 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 has been a speaker and lecturer at numerous educational seminars and continuing education program for developers, club and resort owners, club managers, and attorneys. The programs include presentations at the International Hospitality Conference, Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association, Golf Expos, Recreational Developers Seminars, Golf Inc. Expositions, Club Managers Association of America, Texas Lone Star Chapter of the CMAA, the ALI-ABA Resort/Club Seminar, Golf Course Development Seminars, and various regional seminars. Mr. Addison has been recognized and admitted as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, limited to the top one percent of the lawyers in the ABA.
Mr. Addison received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas (Austin) and law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He has been admitted to practice in the Federal Courts of the Northern Texas District Court, and is a member of the Corporate and Real Estate Section of the State Bar of Texas and American Bar Association and the Select Hospitality Committee of the American Bar Association.