Kronick's Golf Law group is tailored to client needs in the golf course, resort and private club industry. The firm provides a multidisciplinary approach to solving our clients' legal issues, counseling on matters related to real estate transactions, land use, water, corporate governance, membership issues, labor and employment, and litigation. 

We offer unsurpassed expertise in water rights and water resources law. Our accomplished team of attorneys assists both public and private entities in obtaining, developing and protecting their rights to quality, reliable water supplies. Golf course operators faced with conservation mandates and ever-changing regulatory regimes can turn to Kronick for help navigating "water hazards" within the marketplace.

Our passion for delivering valuable client service matches your passion for the game. We pride ourselves on delivering industry-specific advice related to golf courses, clubs, hotels and restaurants, resorts, and timeshare/fractional ownership properties. With a comprehensive offering of services, we can help you with planning and development, acquisition and disposition of properties, financing, identifying and addressing environmental issues, structuring membership programs, and transfer and turnover of equity clubs. Partner with Kronick for both day-to-day operational issues as well as your most difficult legal challenges – our expertise will keep you on target.


Scope of Legal Services

Real Estate & Land Use

  • Purchase and sale of vacant and improved land
  • Property development (CC&Rs, joint ventures and construction contracts)
  • Conditional use, permits, variances and airport land use compliance, Open Space Easements
  • Property financing including taxable and tax-exempt securities

Water & Natural Resources

  • Water rights – acquiring and defending water rights and entitlements
  • Water transfers – negotiating and drafting contracts for water transfer and water management
  • CEQA and NEPA – advising agencies on preparation of adequate environmental documents for proposed water projects
  • Endangered Species Act – development of Habitat Conservation Plans and incidental take permits, both federal and state law requirements

Business & Corporate

  • Business formation – corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and joint ventures
  • Corporate governance for board of directors, officers' duties, and members' rights
  • Buy-sell agreements; commercial contracts; contract drafting
  • Federal and State taxation issues

Labor & Employment

  • Compliance with state and federal laws governing employment
  • Employee handbook analysis; Personnel policies and procedures
  • Benefits, wage, and salary issues
  • Litigation and class action defense involving discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, whistle-blowing and wrongful termination