Randy Addison has advised 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. Addison Law has been awarded “Law Firm of the Year” in the Golf Industry by the national publication, Boardroom Magazine, each of the last sixteen (16) 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.