Overview

George J. Gregores is a partner in Holland & Knight's Portland office. He represents clients on business, real estate, financing and commercial matters, including the operation, management, and structure of their business, mergers, acquisitions and divestiture opportunities. His practice has a niche focus on golf course operations, acquisition, development and finance, the negotiation and documentation of professional golf tournament agreements, golf course design and management agreements, hotel use and access agreements, and private club membership plans.

Before entering private practice in 1978, he was a Staff Attorney with the Federal Trade Commission in the Los Angeles Regional Office from 1973-75 and the San Francisco Regional Office from 1975-1978. His professional activities include memberships in the American Bar Association; Multnomah County Bar Association; and the Oregon State Bar Association.

Representative Golf Transactions

Golf Course Management – Related Transactions
Drafted, negotiated, and documented management and consulting agreements for the following golf course facilities: 

Winchester Golf Club, Auburn, Calif.
Roddy Ranch Club, Antioch, Calif.
Ironwood Golf Club, Palm Desert, Calif.
WeKoPa Golf Club, Phoenix, Ariz.
Seville Golf Club, Phoenix, Ariz.
Laguna del Mar Golf Club, Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico
The Oasis Golf Club, Mesquite, Nev.
Tuscany Golf Club, Henderson, Nev.
Somerby Golf Club, Rochester, Minn.
The Duke at Rancho El Dorado, Phoenix, Ariz.
The Longbow Golf Club, Phoenix, Ariz.
Three Crowns Golf Course, Casper, Wyo.
Langdon Farms Golf Club, Portland, Ore.
Angel Park Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev.
Legacy Golf Club, Henderson, Nev.
Aliante Golf Club, North Las Vegas, Nev.
Ladera Golf Club, Indio, Calif.
Centennial Golf Club, Medford, Ore.
Dalhousie Golf Club, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells, Calif.
The Farm Golf Club, Carenco, La.
Hunters Point Golf Club, Nampa, Idaho
The Club at Pradera, Parker, Colo.
Terravita Country Club, Phoenix, Ariz.
Pasadera Country Club, Monterey, Calif.
Malibu Country Club, Malibu, Calif.
Sandia Golf Club, Albuquerque, N.M.
Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Lincoln Hills, Calif.
Tamiment Golf Course, Lehman, Pa.
Phantom Links Golf Club, Missoula, Mont.
Plumas Lake Golf Club, Yuba City, Calif.
Arrowhead Golf Club, San Bernardino, Calif.
Turlock Golf Club, Turlock, Calif.
Las Palomas Golf Club, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
Pradera Golf Club, Parker, Colo.
Lodestone Golf Club, McHenry, Md.
Talking Rock Golf Club, Prescott, Ariz.
Horseshoe Bend Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga.
Packsaddle Country Club, Kingsville, Texas
Stone Canyon Golf Club, Independence, Mo.
Sandpines Golf Club, Florence, Ore.
Revere at Anthem, Henderson, Nev. 
Sedgefield Golf Club, Greensboro, N.C.
Merced Golf & Country Club, Merced, Calif.
San Joaquin Country Club, San Joaquin, Calif.
Fox Hill Country Club, Boulder, Co.
Colorado National Golf Club, Erie, Co.
Stallion Mountain Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev.
Silver Creek Valley Country Club, San Jose, Calif.
The Golf Club at Chaparral Pines, Payson, Ariz.
Palm Valley Golf Club, Phoenix, Ariz.
Monarch Bay Golf Links, Laguna Beach, Calif.
Painted Desert Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev.
Arrowhead Golf Course, Davie, Fla.
Gearhart Golf Links, Gearhart, Ore.
Bonaventure Country Club, Weston, Fla.
Aguila Golf Course, Phoenix, Ariz.
Cave Creek Golf Course, Phoenix, Ariz.
Encanto Golf Course, Phoenix, Ariz.
Maryvale Golf Course, Phoenix, Ariz.
Palo Verde Golf Course, Phoenix, Ariz.
Randolph North Golf Course, Tucson, Ariz.
Randolph Del Urich Golf Course, Tucson, Ariz.
El Rio Golf Course, Tucson, Ariz.
Silverbell Golf Course, Tucson, Ariz.
Fred Enke Golf Course, Tucson, Ariz.
Vista Verde Golf Club, Rio Verde, Ariz.
Arizona National Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.
Stone Canyon Club, Oro Valley, Ariz.
The Golf Club at Moffett Field, Moffett Field, Calif.
The Golf Club at Vistoso, Tucson, Ariz.
Sandpines Golf Links, Florence, Ore.
Crystal Lake Golf Club, Pompano, Fla.
Vanderbilt Legends Club, Franklin, Ten.
Sunland Springs Village Golf Club, Mesa, Ariz.
Mill Creek Country Club, Mill Creek, Wash.
Point O’Woods Golf & Country Club, Benton Harbor, Mich.
Mojave Resort Golf Club, Mojave, Ariz.
Huukan Golf Club, Mojave, Ariz.
Baha Mar Golf Resort, The Bahamas

Membership Plan Documentation

Prepared membership plan for: 

Oasis Golf Club in Mesquite, Nev.
Somerby Golf Club in Rochester, Minn.
Le Paradis Golf Club in St. Lucia, West Indies
Royal Island Golf Club, Royal Island, Bahamas
Tetherow Golf Club in Bend, Ore.
Broken Top Golf Club in Bend, Ore.
The Club at Wine Valley in Walla Walla, Wash.
Hunter's Point Golf Club in Boise, Idaho
Gamble Golf Club in Brewster, Wash.

Experience

  • Golf Transactions: represented membership group in negotiations with owner of May River Golf Club in Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina
  • Golf Transactions:  represented equity partners in the sale of their equity interest in Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Portland, Ore. to Escalante Golf.
  • Golf Course Lease Agreement: represented the tenant in the negotiation and documentation of the golf facilities lease for Bonaventure Golf Club in Westin, Fla.
  • Golf Club Membership Plan: prepared membership plan documentation for golf clubs throughout the United States, the Caribbean and the West Indies
  • Golf Course - Design Representation: represented John Fought Design and Johnny Miller Design, Ltd. in the drafting and negotiation of the golf course design agreement for Playa Grande in the Dominican Republic
  • Golf Course Financing: represented Metropolitan Mortgage in connection with a $25 million financing of the Teton Springs Golf & Casting Club in Driggs, Idaho, a $22 million financing of the Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club in Flagstaff, Ariz., and a $14.5 million credit facility for Marshall’s Vista Golf Course Development in Austin, Texas
  • Golf Course Management: represented the owner in the negotiation of the development services and operating management agreement for the Le Paradis Golf Club in St. Lucia, West Indies with Troon Golf
  • Golf Course - Design Representation: represented John Fought Design in the drafting and negotiation of the golf course revision agreement with Wayzata Country Club in Minneapolis, Minn., the golf course renovation agreement with Sunriver Resort Limited Partnership for the Meadows Course at Sunriver, Ore., and the golf course design agreement with The Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Ariz.
  • Golf Agreements: represented Jeff Sanders Promotions (JSP) in the negotiation and documentation of professional golf tournament agreements with the USGA, PGA Tour, Ben Hogan Tour, Nike Tour and Nationwide Tour (1996 US Amateur, 1997 U.S. Women’s Open, Boise Open, Northwest Open); negotiated course rental agreements with a number of golf course facilities that have staged events marketed and produced by JSP
  • Golf Transactions: negotiated the acquisition of the Langdon Farms Golf Club; organized and represented the entity that developed, owned and operated the golf course facility, a $10.5 million project, until its sale in December 2000; currently representing new owner
  • Golf Course - Design Representation: represented John Fought Design and Tom Lehman Design Associates in connection with the golf course design agreement with DMB Whitetank, LLC in Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Golf Transactions: involved in the original assembly of the land upon which The Reserve Golf Club facility was created; represented the management company in negotiating and documenting the golf course construction consulting, technical services and management agreement; drafted the initial membership plan
  • Golf Course - Design Representation: represented Staubach Retail and Cypress Equities in the negotiation of the golf course agreement for Royal Island Golf Club in Royal Island, Bahamas with Nicklaus Design
  • Golf Transactions: coordinated all legal matters relating to the development and construction of the Washington National Golf Club facility; negotiated and closed the $9 million credit facility for the project with Textron Financial Corporation; prepared and submitted the liquor license application to the state of Washington; drafted and negotiated the golf course access agreement with the University of Washington
  • Golf Transactions: negotiated and documented the acquisition of the Trophy Lake Golf Club property from the previous owner, Tallamach, LLC; coordinated the legal issues related to the development and construction of the $10 million golf course facility; negotiated and closed the financing of a $4.5 million credit facility with Textron Financial Corporation; prepared and submitted liquor license application to the state of Washington
  • Golf Course - Design Representation: represented Silo Ridge Country Club in the negotiation of the golf course design agreement for Silo Ridge Country Club in Amenia, N.Y. with Ernie Els Design
  • Golf Transactions: represented the purchaser of the Revere Golf Club in Henderson, Nev., from Troon Revere Holdings in a $28 million acquisition
  • Golf Course - Hotel Access Agreements: represented Royal Island Golf Club in the use and access agreement with Montage Hotels involving Royal Island Golf Club
  • Golf Course Management: represented the owner in the negotiation of the golf course management agreement at Quarry Hills Golf Club in Boston, Mass.
  • Golf Course - Hotel Access Agreements: represented Intercontinental Hotels in the negotiation of the use and access rights to the Golf Club at Cayo Largo, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • Golf Course - Design Representation: represented Clive Clark Design, Ltd. in the drafting and negotiation of the design agreement with the city of Indian Wells for the Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, Calif.
  • Golf Transactions: involved in the negotiation and acquisition of the real property for the Cimarron Golf Club in Cathedral City, Calif., from its owner, Royal Mirage Partners, LP; drafted and negotiated the development agreement for the $20 million golf course project and the license agreement providing golf course access to the timeshare purchasers; negotiated and closed a $9 million credit facility for the project with Textron Financial Corporation; prepared and submitted the facility liquor license application to the state of California; represented the owner in its sale of the single-purpose entity that owned the golf course property to Mega Financial Corporation in September 2002
  • Golf Course - Design Representation: represented Cupp Design in the negotiation and documentation of the golf course design agreement for Crosswater Golf Club at Sunriver, Ore.
  • Golf Club Tax Appeal: represented Columbia Edgewater Country Club in its property tax appeal to Multnomah County, resulting in a reduction of fair market value of the golf course facility from $6.5 million to $2.8 million
  • Golf Course Lease Agreement: represented the tenant in the drafting and negotiation of the golf facilities lease for Hunter's Creek Golf Course in Orlando, Fla.
  • Golf Club Membership Plan: advised Boca Lago Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla., regarding membership plan documents
  • Golf Course Management: drafted, negotiated, and documented management and consulting agreements for golf course facilities throughout the United States
  • Golf Course Lease Agreement: represented the tenant in the negotiation and documentation of the long term lease of the 45-hole Chuck Corica Golf Course Complex in Alameda, Calif.
  • Golf Course - Design Representation: represented FM Developments in the negotiation of the Nicklaus Signature design agreement for Cape Verde/Salamansa
  • Golf Course - Design Representation: represented FM Developments in the negotiation of the golf course design agreement for the Hampstead Golf Club in Dominica with Greg Norman Golf Course Design
  • Golf Club Membership Plan: revised membership plan documents for Grasslands Golf Club in Lakeland, Fla.
  • Golf Course- Design Representation: represented Fought/Lehman LLC in the documentation of the golf course design agreement with Phoenix Country Club and the golf course design agreement with Golden Tee Development, LLC for Somerby Golf Club in Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Golf Course - Hotel Access Agreements: represented Fairmont Hotels in the negotiation of the use, access and easement agreement with Tamarack, LLC involving the Club at Tamarack in Donnelly, Idaho
  • Golf Course - Design Representation: represented DCG Properties, Ltd. in the negotiation of the golf course design agreement for the Le Paradis Golf Club in St. Lucia with Greg Norman Golf Course Design
  • Golf Club Membership Plan: represented Cypress Equities in the negotiation of the license agreement and club associate program agreement for Royal Island Golf Club with the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club, LLC, the first participating club in the Nicklaus Associate Club Program internationally
  • Golf Course - Hotel Access Agreements: represented Dominicana Corporation in the use and access agreement for the Roco Ki Club in the Dominican Republic
  • Golf Course - Hotel Access Agreements: represented DCG Properties, Ltd. in the negotiation of the easement, access and use agreement with Starwood/Westin for the Le Paradis Golf Club in St. Lucia

Credentials

Education
  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, J.D.
  • University of Oregon, B.S.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Oregon
Memberships
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Leisure and Hospitality Law, Real Estate Law, 2011-2020
  • Best Attorneys in the Golf Industry, Golf Inc., 2011, 2013 
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Publications

News