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Michael H. Seid, CFE, CPA MSA Worldwide

West Hartford, Connecticut
Franchising Expert Witness, Intellectual Property Expert Witness - Franchise Joint Employer Franchise Vicarious Liability Franchise IP Franchise Standards/Control Franchise Damages Inadvertent Franchise Franchise Termination Franchise Sales Franchise Structure Franchise Support Franchise Relationship Franchise Expansion Franchise M&A Franchise Training
MSA, the firm I founded in 1987 is considered "the leading strategic and tactical advisory firm in franchising" according to the International Franchise Association (IFA). Board Member IFA, Author numerous articles, Author Franchising for Dummies, Franchise Expert, Past Chairman IFA's Supplier Forum, Social Franchisor in East Africa, Appointed to Connecticut Low Wage Employer Advisory Board, Member of GS Chambers Street Executive Network, Board Member Rosenberg Intl Center of Franchising Univ. NH, Hall of Fame Award Franchise Media Publications. Qualified as an expert in franchising in Federal and State courts and in Canada. Have testified 57 times since 1999 in cases involving franchising, vicarious liability, joint employer, franchise relations, definition of franchise, malpractice, damages expert for restaurants, retailing, manufacturers, service companies for franchisors and franchisees. Past Chair IFA Supplier Forum, IFA Board and EC (1997 and 1998), IFA Board 2002...
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Russ Ritenour Ritwell Consulting, LLC

Ponte Vedra, Florida
Business Operations Expert Witness, Oil and Gas Expert Witness - 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...
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Kenneth C. Free, MBA, RRP, CMHS Straightline Hospitality, Inc.

Las Vegas, Nevada
Hotel & Restaurant Expert Witness, Real Estate Expert Witness - Hotels, Resorts, Timesharing, Franchising, Casinos, 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 and Franchise 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.
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