Franchising Expert Witness

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Franchising expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on franchising. The franchising expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Business Operations, Hotel & Restaurant, Oil and Gas, and Real Estate.

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Kenneth C Free, MBA, RRP, CMHS Straightline Hospitality, Inc.

Greenwich, Connecticut
Hotel & Restaurant, Real Estate - Hotels, Resorts, Timesharing, Franchising, Lost Profits, Real Estate Development, Lost Income, Standard of Care,Business Interruption Damages, Slip & Falls, Wrongful Death
Typical assignments for this expert involve Economic Damages, Lost Profits, Management Agreements, and Standards of Care in Operations (Personal Injuries, Wrongful Deaths). Kenneth Free is a highly credible resource who carries broad and deep knowledge of the hotel business. His perspectives derive from authentic experiences, tempered by an appreciation for the academic and legal concepts pertinent to expert witness assignments. Prior to opening his own firm in 1992, Mr. Free worked in senior positions with three major hotel companies in real estate development, finance, and operations. His last corporate position was as Director of Real Estate Administration for Hilton Worldwide, where he was responsible for review and approval of all acquisition and development projects worldwide and for negotiating certain transactions of key strategic importance to the corporation.

Russ Ritenour Ritwell Consulting, LLC

Ponte Vedra, Florida
Oil and Gas, Business Operations - Convenience Stores, Retail, Franchising, Mystery Shopping, Retail Gas/Motor Fuel Operations, Customer Service, Contracting, Merchandising, Category Management, Operations Management, Food Safety, Age-restricted
Mr. Ritenour is a veteran of Convenience Store and Retail Petroleum Industry since 1973. Additionally, he is a testifying witness with experience drafting expert reports, research and providing testimony for c-store, franchise and retail petroleum motor fuel litigation. Russ’ knowledge and over forty years of experience effectively managing cross-functional domestic and global teams, programs, and processes at large corporations in both the retail petroleum and convenience retailing industry allow him to create expert reports and work with a litigation team. Russ’ expert experience, comprehensive knowledge and highly diversified career in the convenience store and retail petroleum industry includes corporate operations, management and leadership roles at many levels within the industries. His expertise includes, corporate operational management, franchising and franchise management, category management, food safety, customer and consumer experience management, mystery shopping, sur...