Kenneth C. Free, MBA, RRP, CMHS Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Straightline Hospitality, Inc.
  • Phone: (805) 373-6840
  • Cell: (805) 906-6945
  • Fax: (888) 473-6510
  • Website: www.hotelexpertwitnesses.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Hotel & Restaurant and Real Estate

Specialty Focus: Hotels, Resorts, Timesharing, Franchising, Casinos, Lost Profits, Real Estate Development, Lost Income, Standard of Care,Business Interruption Damages, Slip & Falls, Wrongful Death

Education: MBA, University of Missouri, Kansas City; BS, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Registered Resort Professional, American Resort Development Assoc.; Certified Master Hotel Supplier, American Hotel & Lodging Assoc.

Years in Practice: 43

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 9


Additional Information

Typical assignments for this expert involve Financial Feasibility, Economic Damages, Lost Profits, Management and Franchise Agreements, Brand Affiliation Issues, and Standards of Care in Operations. 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.