Atlanta, GA:

Fred L. Somers, Jr., P.C.

  • Atlanta, GA
  • 5579-B Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30338
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About our Atlanta, GA: office

Private Clubs, Trade Associations, Business and Employment Practices Attorneys

Our distinctive focus ensures quality responsiveness and efficiency advantages to our clients, while avoiding the management problems associated with excessive staffing. Large staffing may also result in clients funding the training of young lawyers. We encourage clients to use experienced in-house or local counsel to assist on projects not requiring our expertise, to eliminate costly "learning curves" and to telescope closing dates.

Having in excess of 40 years of experience representing businesses, nonprofit entities, and real estate clients, we have garnered a reputation for offering careful documentation and effective results. Fred L. Somers, Jr. holds Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV rating. In 2006, he received the American Bar Association Business Law Section's Vanguard Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of nonprofit law. In 2011, he received the National Club Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his services on behalf of NCA and the private club industry.

The Firm concentrates on golf course, resort, semi-private, daily fee and private social and recreational club legal matters on a local and national level. Matters customarily addressed include property management, acquisition, development, membership plan design, documentation and implementation, including bylaws, rules, policies and member admission procedures and documentation. We also advise owners and managers on the entire range of club and golf course related legal issues, such as tax avoidance and non-recognition, equity conversions, employment contracts issues and advising owners and directors on governance, privacy and tax exemption issues.

Other areas of concentration include corporate, corporate finance and nonprofit, trade association matters, accompanied by substantial experience in transactional work.

The Firm advises business and professional clients regarding organizational and operational legal issues. The client base includes recreational clubs and developers, professional engineers, golf management companies, trade associations and consultants. Work performed includes drafting and negotiating turnover agreements, ground leases, management agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, distributorship and independent marketing agreements, limited liability company operating agreements and corporate organizational and real estate related transactional documentation.

The Firm and its predecessors date back to 1970.

Office Details

Contact Information:
770-394-7200  Phone
770-648-0652  Phone
770-454-0138  Fax
Mailing Address:
5579-B Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30338
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  • Fixed Fees Available
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: American Tombow, Inc.; Atlanta Retailers Cooperative Association; Dunwoody Country Club; Country Club of Roswell; International Light Transportation Vehicle Association; Marietta Country Club; National Alliance of Trade Associations; St. Ives Country Club; Trademark Golf Management Company.

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Office Hours:
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Areas of Practice (7)

Specific Areas of Practice for our Atlanta office:

  • Private Club Law
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Golf Course Development
  • Country Club Law
  • Trade Association Law
  • Non Profit Organizations Law

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Private Club Law, Trade Association Law, Limited Liability Company Law, Golf Course Development, Country Club Law, Tax E ...

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