Ken Leonard, MBA Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Real Estate and Dispute Resolution

Specialty Focus: Shopping Center Management, Mall Safety, Mall Operations, Mall Leasing, Landlord/Tenant/Vendor Disputes, Lease Negotiations, Standards of Care, Wrongful Death, Parking and Traffic Standards, Mall Development and Redevelopment, Shopping Center- Retail Store Valuation, Slips and Falls,

Education: BA, Liberal Arts, University of Chicago; MBA, University of Chicago, Economics and Finance

Years in Practice: 40+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 16

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Unique qualifications include experience as a senior executive with "board room experience" in both Fortune 100 retailers and mall REIT's. Additional unique experiences include responsibility for development of retail properties ranging in size between 1,000 sq. ft. kiosks and inline stores and 250,000 sq. ft. department stores and big box retailers. My qualifications as an Expert Witness include representing Plaintiffs and Defendants in equal measure and numerous accolades for Litigation Support Services from major law firms and clients. Clients in my consulting practice include independent, chain and national retailers as well as shopping center owners, insurance companies and international property management companies. Specialized knowledge includes intimate familiarity with Reciprocal Easement Agreements (REA's),Exclusive Use Clauses, as well as shopping center planning, brokerage, development, valuation, leasing, CAM charges, standards of care, customs and practices. Industry experience includes responsibility for the development or management of over 20,000,000 square feet of warehouse and distribution facilities, headquarter offices, parking structures and direct involvement with and knowledge of over 1,500 malls, shopping centers and retail facilities in 42 states, Asia and Middle East.