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August 28, 2019

Employee Manuals and Mandatory Arbitration

Employee Manuals and Mandatory Arbitration[1] Recent court and administrative decisions require consideration of modifying employee manuals which incorporate mandatory arbitration of employee disputes. These pronouncements include […]
January 11, 2019

When Does Unaccompanied Nonmember use of Private Club Facilities Risk Loss of Private Status?[1]

          Allowing the unaccompanied (by a member) use of a private club’s golf course by non-members is an encroachment upon the club’s private status and tax […]
June 5, 2019

Electronic Balloting for Limited Liability Companies and Cooperatives

Electronic Balloting for Limited Liability Companies and Cooperatives[1]   In a recent blog, we observed “A growing trend for nonprofit and for profit organizations is to […]
October 27, 2019

Archiving Historical Documents for Private Associations

Archiving Historical Documents for Associations and Private Clubs[1]  By Fred L. Somers, Jr., P.C.[2]   We are often asked to assist with or recommend the revision […]
November 2, 2018

When may I stop paying club dues?

When may I stop paying club dues?1 The answer to this question may likely depend upon what you agreed to when you joined the club. Some […]
December 29, 2017

Private Status Remains Alive and Well

Private Status Remains Alive and Well1   On June 1, 2017, Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV of the U.S. District Court (Mass.) entered judgment for the […]
December 4, 2017

Should a Country Club allow Model Aircraft Drones?

By Fred L. Somers, Jr., P.C.1 on November 26, 2017 Recently, when attending a wedding rehearsal dinner at a Charlotte, N.C. country club, we withdrew to […]