Preparing for “Action”


Short of having Shakespeare’s wish to “kill all the lawyers” finally come true, club-related lawsuits are now an unfortunate part of the business that managers should be prepared to deal with.

USA Today: Trump Nominates Club Members for Government Posts

By | November 7, 2017

President Donald Trump has installed at least five people who have been members of his clubs to senior roles in his administration, with Robin Bernstein, a founding member of Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., the latest to be nominated for a role. “You can appoint your personal valet (to an ambassadorship) if you like,” said […]

USA Today Probes Connections to Trump Through Club Memberships

By | September 7, 2017

The national newspaper published results of an extensive investigation through which it “found the names of 4,500 members [of Trump Organization clubs] by reviewing social media, news stories and a public website that golfers use to track their handicaps.” It then drew connections with those names and “at least 50 executives whose companies hold federal contracts, and 21 lobbyists and trade group officials.”

Trump Files New Challenge to Jupiter, Fla. Club’s Assessment

By | July 17, 2017

Each year since 2014, Jupiter Golf Club, LLC, which is owned by The Trump Organization, has sued to try to lower the assessment for a property that has been valued at $18 million by Palm Beach County. The organization has succeeded in getting tax liabilities reduced for many of its 12 U.S. club properties.

Virginia County Weighs Ban on New Rural Golf Courses, Athletic Facilities

By | July 10, 2017

Albemarle County, which includes Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, is considering a change in its zoning ordinance that would eliminate swim and tennis clubs, golf course and similar recreational facilities as acceptable land uses for special-use permits in rural areas. The ban could jeopardize plans for possible future development of a new Trump National Golf Club near an existing Trump Winery.