Retail Expert Witnesses

Retail 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 retail. The retail expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Accounting, Architecture, Business Damages, Business Operations, Construction, Dram Shop & Alcohol Services, Gaming & Gambling, Hotel & Restaurant, Oil and Gas, Premises Liability, Property Management, Real Estate, and Security.

David J. Brotman, FAIA Sunset Consultants

Scottsdale, Arizona
Architecture, Construction - Standard of Care, Construction Document, Real Estate, Slip, Trip & Fall, Delay, Defect, Change Order, Building, Design, Coordination, Code Compliance, Contract Document, Management, Contract Administration, Architectural Detailing, Commercial, Retail, Hotel, Office, Institutional, Construction
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, with over fifty years of experience. Twenty-five years with RTKL Associates Inc., one of the World’s largest Architect and Engineering Firms, and served as its Vice-Chairman. Past Planning Commissioner on the City of Malibu Planning Commission. Skills include all facets of Architectural Practice. Worldwide, multi-million dollar project experience includes retail, office, hotel, institutional, and mixed-use. Recently, qualified and served as Standard of Care, Coordination, and Delay Expert in a case involving a major retail project. This included deposition and trial testimony.

Steven D. Epcar, CPM S.D. Epcar & Associates

GRANITE BAY, California
Real Estate, Property Management - Expert in real estate and property management issues, including residential, commercial, retail, HOA, hotel, mixed-use properties. Litigation support includes standard of care, partnership conflict, brokerage/leasing, landlord/tenant, valuation, premises, rent control, life/safety and environmental.
Mr. Epcar is experienced in real estate management organizational/profitability assessments. His extensive background includes the successful development and operation of "best in class" real estate management and consulting organizations. He has extensive experience in multi-family, commercial, retail, condominiums, hotels, mixed-use asset operations, renovations and marketing. In addition he has provided project management, investment feasibility and due diligence services as well as marketing/branding for business development and expansion. His background also includes significant real estate development services, commercial leasing and Tenants-In-Common/1031 exchange investments. Mr. Epcar is a Certified Property Manager (CPM), a licensed California real estate broker and a licensed Managing Broker in the State of Washington. He is also a member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA). His expert witness/litigation support activities over the past 18+ years incl...

Thomas M. Neches, CPA, ABV, CVA, CFE, CFF Thomas Neches & Co., LLP

Los Angeles, California
Business Damages, Accounting - CPA expert witness, forensic accounting, damages, business valuation, lost profits, reasonable royalty, alter ego, intellectual property, wrongful termination, wrongful death, breach of contract, lender liability,banking, entertainment, insurance, manufacturing, retail, securities, wholesale.
Thomas Neches, managing partner of Thomas Neches & Company LLP, provides accounting, financial, business valuation and statistical analyses to assist attorneys involved in litigation. Mr. Neches has testified as an expert in state and federal courts in Arizona, California, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, New York and Oregon. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation, a Certified Valuation Analyst, a Certified Fraud Examiner and is Certified in Financial Forensics. He received his BA in Mathematics and Literature from UC San Diego and his MS in Operations Research from UCLA. Mr. Neches has testified to juries on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust, breach of contract, fraud, intellectual property, lender liability, personal injury and wrongful termination cases. Examples of the litigation issues he has addressed include lost profits, lost business value, determining a reasonable royalty and piercing the corporate veil. Representativ...

Rick Rivera CBM1, Inc.

Los Angeles, California
Real Estate, Property Management - Commercial real estate, retail, shopping centers, property/asset management, brokerage, sales/leasing transactions. Litigation support: standard of care, Landlord/tenant disputes, agent/broker, agent/landlord, dual agency, evictions, investors, partnerships, escrow, finance, maintenance, security.
Shopping center property/asset management and leasing/sales brokerage expert in Southern California region for over 30 years. President and CEO of Centers Business Management (CBM) overseeing 11 million square feet, thousands of tenants, several hundred landlord clients, dozens of property managers and leasing agents. Broker of record for more than 300 leasing and sales transactions annually for 25 years plus. Supervised daily operations and directed a team of dozens responsible for managing and leasing 600 plus shopping centers and retail specific properties. Clients included private and institutional investors. Founder and principal of commercial brokerage firm (CBM1) specializing in leasing and sales of commercial properties. Personally represented sellers and buyers in the sales of over $300 million in retail properties. Acted as court appointed receiver.

Patrick Maroney Maroney Consulting Services LLC

Platteville , Colorado
Dram Shop & Alcohol Services - Liquor, Alcohol, Liability, Compliance, Dram Shop, Accidents, Injury, Retail, Accident, Investigations
Patrick Maroney is the President of Maroney Consulting Services LLC, which provides expert witness testimony related to dram shop cases. He provides training and consultation for Colorado liquor laws and rules; trade practices laws and rules; retail, wholesale and supplier compliance and licensing in Colorado and is certified as a Colorado Responsible Vendor Trainer. He has over 33 years of law enforcement experience and was the Chief of Investigations and the Director of the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division. Mr. Maroney's experience includes working for the Larimer County Sheriff's Office (Fort Collins, Colorado), Arapahoe County (Colorado) Coroner's Office, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Patrick instructed numerous training classes on Colorado liquor laws and rules and provided official interpretations of Colorado liquor laws and rules to liquor stakeholders, legislators and licensees. He testified before the Colorado Legislature on numerous occasions as an e...

Elisa Mula

Westport, 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 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.

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...

Sean A Ahrens, M.A, CPP, CSC, FSyl, BSCP Ahrens Security, LLC

Chicago, Illinois
Security, Premises Liability - Premises liability, workplace violence, armed assailant "active shooter", training, operations, alarm, surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, locking, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), lighting, apartments, hospitality, parking, commercial, retail and many others.
Mr. Sean A. Ahrens is a well-known security/resilience leader who has been providing security consulting for over 22+ years. He has been instrumental in the assessment/analysis, design, implementation of security programs for a wide array of commercial, hospitality businesses and a myriad of other entities. He is well versed in best practices and has documented thousands of vulnerabilities to organizational assets. He has deposition and case experience, and leverages visualizations and data to make powerful impressions regarding foreseeability. He holds a number of certifications. He is a former Crisis Prevention Instructor, Board Certified in security management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), a Board Member with the International Association of Professional Security Consultants and holds their Certified Security Consultant (CSC) designation. He is also a Fellow with the Security Institute and former Building Certified Security Professional. **He has conducted hu...

Derk Boss, CFE, CPP, CSP DJ Boss Assoc

Las Vegas, Nevada
Gaming & Gambling, Security - Surveillance, Gaming, Casinos, Internal Theft & Fraud, Gaming Regulatory Compliance, Loss Prevention, Investigations, Premises Liability, Security, Risk Management, Retail, Restaurant, Hotel, Bars/Lounges/Nightclubs, Safety/Slip, Trip & Fall.
Derk is an independent consultant with over 36 years of gaming surveillance, security and loss prevention experience. He has served in executive positions in security, surveillance and compliance capacities for both commercial and tribal gaming. Derk is Board Certified as a security professional and possesses knowledge and proficiency in security principles and practices, business principles and practices, legal aspects of security, personnel security, physical security, information security, crisis management and investigation. He has earned professional certification as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and as a Certified Surveillance Professional (CSP). He is currently the President of the International Association of Certified Surveillance Professionals (IACSP) and is one of its founding members.

Alan W. Zajic, CPP, CSP

Zephyr Cove, Nevada
Gaming & Gambling, Dram Shop & Alcohol Services - Gaming, casinos, surveillance, nightclubs, bars, retail, parking, dram shop, security guard, multi unit housing.
Independant Security Consultant specializing primarily in gaming security and surveillance along with security premises liability. Board certified in security and surveillance, instructor in Gaming Management Program at University of Nevada at Reno and at the International Gaming Institute at UNLV. An experienced based expert with over 40 years of practical experience, Certified Protection Professional from ASIS International, Certifed Surveillance Professional with International Association of Certified Surveillance Professionals. International Crime Prevention Specialist.

Bentley Nettles

College Station, Texas
Dram Shop & Alcohol Services, Hotel & Restaurant - Liquor Liability, Intoxication, Investigations, liability, Alcohol Seller/Server training, Liquor delivery driver training, Alcohol Regulatory Compliance, Injury, Retail, Nightclub, Bar, Restaurant, Drunk Driving,
Chief executive of state agency tasked with regulating alcoholic beverage sales throughout Texas. The TABC has 635 full time employees, distributed across 41 locations and a biennial budget of 96 million dollars. Supervised and directed the nearly 200 auditors and sworn peace officers who helped enforce the laws and regulations dealing with underage serving, serving while intoxicated, over-serving, etc. Responsible for the prosecution, evaluation and settlement of thousands of alleged violations of public safety standards regarding alcohol. Assisted in the development and implementation of the Targeted Responsibility for Alcohol Connected Emergencies (TRACE) procedure. TRACE is used after an alcohol related emergency (such as an impaired person injury someone in a motor vehicle accident) as an investigation technique to track back to a permitted location and determine if the driver was over served or impaired at the time of his last drink purchase.