Hotels Expert Witnesses
Hotels 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 hotels. The hotels expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Architecture, Construction, Premises Liability, Security, Slip Trip & Fall, and Travel & Tourism.
Alan Someck Keystone Hospitality Solutions
Hotel & Restaurant, Food - Restaurant Operations, Dram Shop and Alcohol Service, Income and Profit Evaluations, Restaurant Training, Slip and Falls, Restaurant Wages and Tips, Food Safety, Customer and Employee Safety, Restaurant Harassment, Restaurant Business Damages, Restaurant Feasibility Studies
Alan has had over 42 years experience in the food industry as an owner, operator, consultant and teacher. For the past 10 years, he has been a full time instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education and an Adjunct Professor of Hospitality Management at the New York Institute of Technology. Alan has had 25 years of extensive management experience in fine dining and fast casual operations. Through his 2 companies, Keystone Hospitality Solutions and Food Startup Help, he has been a consultant to help develop a wide variety of restaurant concepts as well as projects to turn around struggling operations and a consultant to those looking to develop and bring food products to market. He has also been awarded 7 grants from the Federal Government and New York State to work on sustainability issues within the hospitality industry. Alan has organized workshops, conferences and training programs for the New York State Restaurant Association and has been a speaker and author of hospi...
Elisa MulaWestport, Connecticut
Security, Premises Liability - schools, school safety, foreseeability, facial recognition, alarms, access control, surveillance, parking lots, bars, hotels, concerts, sporting events, apartments, retail, guards, lighting, risk assessments, security adequacy
Security consultant and expert witness. Masters degree in protection management, physical security. Diverse experience with security technology such as access control, facial recognition, and video surveillance. Significant teaching/training experience. Special experience in school security.
Michael F Stone Gestation, Inc.FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida
Travel & Tourism - Tour Operating, Tour Operations, Travel Agencies, Travel Agent Duty of Care, Travel Industry Standard of Conduct, Travel Contracts, Travel Suppliers, Cruise Lines, Air, Airlines, Hotels, Tours, Attractions, Terms and Conditions, Online Travel, Technology, and Insurance
Michael Stone has extensive hands-on operating experience in travel agency, tour operating, cruise, transportation, tourism, and hospitality operations. He is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Hospitality and Tourism Management. He is a Certified Travel Industry Executive (CTIE) and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) in insurance and risk management. His industry experience includes the successful ownership and operation of a large multi-location travel and cruise agency business; CEO and President of one of the largest tour operating businesses in the US; involvement with international tour operating; hotel sales, management and marketing experience with several major hotel brands; and the successful creation of two travel industry software development companies focused on travel management, tour operating, travel agency management, hotel operations and reservations and online booking. Michael Stone is currently VP of New Marke...
Kevin F. Gotham, Ph.D., CPP Investigative Criminology Security Consulting (ICSC), LLCNew Orleans, Louisiana
Premises Liability, Security - Crime Foreseeability, Standards of Care, Proximate Causation Analysis, Negligent Hiring and Retention and Training, Police and Corrections Practices, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Conviction, CPTED, Environmental Criminology, Security - Apartments, Parking, Hotels, Shopping Malls, Bars/Taverns
Security, Premises Liability - Knowledge, Skill, Experience, Training, Education: • Ph.D. in Sociology (1997, University of Kansas) • Board Certified in Security Management (Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) International • Over 20 years of university teaching experience • Over 10 years of experience in information security/asset protection via member of Tulane University Social-Behavioral Institutional Review Board (IRB) • Author of over 100 peer-reviewed academic publications and book chapters • Author of five books including Practicing Forensic Criminology (Academic Press, 2019) • Former National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Officer (2006-2008) • Recipient of $2 million in NSF funding to support research activities
William N. Bernstein, AIA, NCARB, [email protected] Empire Projects, Inc. / Bernstein & Associates, ArchitectsNew York, New York
Architecture, Construction - ADA, Apartments, Architect, Architectural Design, Architecture, Banks, Building, Condos, Construction, Coops, Doctors’ Offices, Errors & Omissions, Healthcare, Hospitals, Hotels, Laboratories, Medical Offices, Offices, Rehab, Long Term Care, Premises Liability, Residential, Restaurants, Townhouses
Mr. Bernstein is a Yale-trained and registered architect, LEED accredited, with over 35 years of experience in the industry. He is the Founder/President of an architecture firm (Bernstein & Associates, Architects, www.bernarch.com, 1990-present) and a project management firm (Empire Projects, Inc., www.empireprojects.com, 2003-present). Mr. Bernstein offers multi-faceted expertise in the areas of architecture, design and construction. He is a member of the American Institute of Architect, Construction Specifications Institute, and Project Management Institute. He is the author of two books on architecture and has written or had written about him over (50) articles on architecture and construction. He has provided expert witness services on (21) cases plus he is currently (January 2023) working on (3) new cases. These cases have been located across the United States as well as internationally. Mr. Bernstein is an intelligent, articulate, and well-spoken professional. His professional...
Ken Wheatley, MA, CPP Royal Security Group LLCAsheville, North Carolina
Premises Liability, Security - Security Procedures, Guard Force Management & Performance, Event Security, Malls, Hotels, Casinos, Apartment Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Parking, Foreseeability, Assaults, Battery, Rapes
Mr. Wheatley is the founder of Royal Security Group LLC, an independent security and business management consulting practice serving clients in the U.S. and internationally. He also provides expert opinions and testifies in plaintiff and defense cases involving premises liability and negligence issues in a variety of settings. Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer (retired) for Sony Electronics' global operations. He and his department investigated over 800 civil and criminal cases per year, domestically and internationally. Former FBI Special Agent with experience leading investigations in a variety of areas including: white collar crime, drugs, kidnapping, bank robbery, espionage, and violent criminal apprehension. Current member of the Senior Advisory Group with the FBI's Domestic Security Alliance Council. Former member of the Board of Directors for the FBI affiliated InfraGard San Diego/Imperial Counties chapter. Sector Chief Co-Coordinator. Served on the Citize...
James Rappoport, AIA-NCARB Daroff DesignPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Architecture, Slip Trip & Fall - Architecture,Site Planning,Zoning, Codes,Development,Standard of Care,Liability,ADA Accessibility,Construction,Copyright,Facility Programming, Feasibility,Furniture,Finishes & Equipment,Hotels,Restaurants, Resort, Interior Design & Planning,Slip-Trip-Falls,Owner-Architect & Consultant Disputes.
James Rappoport is Principal at Daroff Design, a full service Planning, Architectural & Interior Design practice founded in 1973. The firm specializes in ground-up, renovation, and historic adaptive reuse projects for office facilities, hotels, resorts, retail and shopping facilities, restaurants, meeting, conference and training facilities, aviation terminals and entertainment projects throughout the USA and Internationally. Mr. Rappoport has provided technical consultation analysis, expert witness reports, opinions, affidavits, certificates of merit, depositions, mediation and alternative dispute resolution presentations, testimony and pre-trial support in more than 250 legal cases, for both defendants’ and plaintiffs’ legal teams. Each of the matters Mr. Rappoport has collaborated on have settled before trial. Mr. Rappoport is the author of several professional text books and trade journal articles. He has been awarded multiple copy rights and is an active member of the Amer...