Hotel & Restaurant Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of hotel & restaurant expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on hotel & restaurant and related issues. Hotel & restaurant expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these hotel & restaurant expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Food Safety , Management, Safety, Lost Profits, Resorts, Risk Management, Slip Trip & Fall, Standard Of Care, Wrongful Death, Alcohol, Bar, Business Interruption, Crime Foreseeability, Dram Shop, and Franchises/Franchising.

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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...

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.

Gary R. Coburn Restaurant Concept Innovations

San Juan Capistrano, California
Hotel & Restaurant, Business Operations - slip, trip & fall, burning, choking, food safety, dram shop, alcohol, negligent security, employee safety, commercial kitchen, customer injuries, operations, management, franchise, ownership, permitting, training, investing, accounting, premises liability, OSHA, ADA, construction, equipment design
Award-winning restaurant executive. Helped create, open, run, and advise hundreds of full service restaurants, limited service, quick-service, bars and nightclubs. Additional expertise in restaurant franchising and commercial kitchen design/build from remodels to ground up including conceptual development, viability and business interruption. Over 40 years in the restaurant industry as owner, operator, franchisor, consultant, President, Chief Operating Officer, and General Manager of numerous restaurant and food service establishments. Experienced restaurant investor and developer. Active consulting business developing restaurant concepts and turning around existing establishments. Concepts worked on include: Cask ‘n Cleaver, Lord Charlie’s, El Gato Gordo, Pizza Pronto, Safari Bar Restaurant, Shark Club, Bull Dog Grill, Stronghouse, Pangea , The Ballroom, Juarez Grill, Dickerson’s Club 29, Yucatan Liquor Stand, Zepp’s Atomic Tex Mex, Cabo Grill, Angel Stadium, In Cahoots, The ...

Dennis Gemberling Perry Group International

San Francisco, California
Hotel & Restaurant, Real Estate - Hospitality Industry, Management, Operations, Maintenance, Upkeep, Safety, Security, Employment, Wages, Harassment, Discrimination, Income and Economic Impact, Business Interruption Issues, Alcohol Service Handling, Food Safety, Construction, Equipment, Standard of Care, Customs and Trade Practices
– Over 35 years experience managing, operating and consulting on full-service, limited-service, extended-stay, all-suite, branded and franchised, condo and timeshare hotels and resorts, casual, fine-dining and quick-service restaurants, bars and nightclubs, catering and special event facilities, casinos, and mixed-use real estate. Held prior positions for different owners, operators and chains as Senior Vice President, General Manager, Director of Food & Beverage and Restaurant Unit Manager. – Retained over 400 projects including brands, franchises and independents across the United States, Mexico and Canada. - Earned Certificates in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University and Receiverships Administration, Procedures, and Law from Loyola Law School – Member of Foodservice Consultants Society International, Forensic Expert Witness Association, and Turnaround Management Association. - Over 10 years as A.M. Best’s “Recommended Expert Services Prov...

Maurice Robinson Maurice Robinson & Associates LLC

Manhattan Beach, California
Hotel & Restaurant, Real Estate - Economic Damages, Business Interruption and Lost Profits, Appraisals, financial & investment analysis, National Parks, Hospitality, Resorts, Timeshare, Gaming, Spas, Golf, Ground Leases, Public-Private Partnerships, Finance, Development Planning, Acquisition due diligence, franchises
30-year hotel and real estate development consultant, author, speaker, appraiser, arbitrator, mediator, expert witness, economic & investment analysis, deal structuring, historic renovations, development feasibility, acquisitions, concession, management agreements, franchise contracts, branding & repositioning, complex leases, loan documents, underwriting criteria

Mark Withrow, CFC, CFLC, CMI, CHPP Golden State Security Consulting

Pleasanton, California
Premises Liability, Hotel & Restaurant - Premises Liability, Safety, Hotel and Restaurant, Crime Foreseeability, Negligence & Liability, Use of Force, Security Best Practices, Emergency Preparedness, Risk Management, Wrongful Death, Property Management
Over 30 years law enforcement and Security Management Experienced in complex trial preparation, report writing, and legal research Exceptional case management and communication skills Qualified expert in Alameda and San Joaquin counties. Diligent at conducting safety-security audits and vulnerability assessments Frequently evaluate Negligence and Liability, Standards of Care, Use of Force, Crime Foreseeability, and Vulnerability Risk Assessments A detail-oriented critical and analytical thinker who understands the discovery process and stages of litigation Have attained the CFLC designation (Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant)

George Fischer Hospitality Details

Lone Tree, Colorado
Hotel & Restaurant - Resort, Condo Resort, Condo Hotel, Hotel Operations, Asset Management, Marketing, Renovation, Sales & Marketing
A 40-year veteran of the Hotel/Resort industry, Fischer's hospitality career includes work in full service resorts, condo resorts and hotels, to include positions at the world-famous Greenbrier and Broadmoor Hotels. Additionally, he has experience in multi unit management of branded and non-branded assets. He is well balanced with strong business acumen in financials, guest service, renovations, sales & marketing, team building, and developing culture.

Kenneth C Free, MBA, RRP, CMHS Straightline Hospitality, Inc.

Greenwich, Connecticut
Hotel & Restaurant, Real Estate - Hotels, Resorts, Timesharing, Hospitality Franchising, 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 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.

Juelene S. Beck Juelene Beck & Associates, L.L.C.

Miami, Florida
Hotel & Restaurant, Food - Restaurant Operations, Food Safety, Chain Restaurant Management, Restaurant Products, Coffee, Hot Beverages / Burns, Fast Food, Restaurant Suppliers, Franchisee/Franchisor Issues, Restaurant Supply Chain, Food/Restaurant Allergies, Restaurant Packaging, Restaurant and Hotel Slip and Falls
Thought leader in the areas of restaurant and Chain Restaurant operations including slip and fall, burns, and food safety. Former executive for Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts, Sara Lee and Procter & Gamble. Has worked with over 40 of the Top 100 Chain Restaurants. Deep understanding of franchisee/franchisor, branding, and supply chain issues. Former CEO of North American Association of Subway Franchisees which represented the owners of 20,000 Subway Restaurants. BA, in Chemistry. MS in Food Science. Post Graduate Research Associate at MIT. Extensive expert witness experience including federal cases, Rule 26 reports, depositions and jury trials.

Joel Feigenheimer, Ph.D. Expert Restaurant Witness

Hollywood, Florida
Dram Shop & Alcohol Services, Hotel & Restaurant - slip, trip and fall, employee/employer issues, landlord/tenant issues, contract concerns, vendor issues
Dr. Joel Feigenheimer has worked over 35 years in the restaurant industry. He has consulted for international restaurant and hotel corporations, theme parks, theater operations and local restaurant operators around the country. In addition, he has spoken to government, industry and corporate organizations from Europe and Asia to North and South America. As the founder of realEats Consulting, his company offers operational and strategic consulting to hotel and food-service organizations wishing to upgrade their sustainable positions within the industry. The website, www.realeats.org specializes in highlighting third party certified vendors offering “green” or sustainable food and non-food solutions for the hospitality industry. This free resource site has served the industry since 2009 and offers thousands of innovative and sustainable product options to operators. In addition, Dr. Feigenheimer owns www.expertrestaurantwitness.com. This site outlines restaurant expert witness serv...

Edward M Walls, MPA Walls Hospitality Advisors LLC

Florida
Hotel & Restaurant, Business Operations - Safety, security, financials, hotel and resort marketing, sales, unions, service, reputation management, market share, pricing, Labor, Cost, and Expense management,Renovation Guidance and Management,Hotel Opening /Transition Management,leadership and management assessment,
Ed has over 40 years of experience with independent resorts and major brands. Among these are: Westin, Sheraton, Hilton, Marriott, Curio by Hilton, Preferred Hotels, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, Radisson and Doubletree. Ed’s track record of outstanding strategic thinking and execution has earned him many community awards in the industry. He brings a balanced approach to all phases of hotel operations, with a focus on boosting brand and real estate value for owners. Expertise in all aspects of hotel and restaurant operations make him a highly effective witness. Expertise in Sales & Marketing Solutions • Sales and Marketing Strategic Planning • Task Force Assistance • Pricing and Segment Strategies • Digital/Social Media Management • Paid Media Strategy • Reputation Management • eCommerce Management • Revenue Management Asset Management & Owner Advisory Services • Enhance Operating Performance • Financial Analysis and Support • Renovation Guidance and Management • Hotel Opening /...

Brad Bonnell Hotel Security Group, LLC

Duluth, Georgia
Security, Hotel & Restaurant - Hotel Safety and Security, Inadequate/Negligent Security, Risk Management, Fraud Risk Management, Crisis Management,
Brad Bonnell possess 28 years of experience with progressive responsibilities in the field of hospitality safety and security. He also possess 15 years of law enforcement experience as a criminal investigator. As VP of Loss Prevention for Extended Stay America Hotels Brad served for a period of 7 years as an executive director responsible for the strategic development of a comprehensive security function for 600 company owned and manage properties. As the Global Director of Security for the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Brad was for 19 years responsible for protecting the Group's business strategy, brand reputation and assets from security breaches and associated threats through the development and implementation of operational security, safety and counter fraud programs supporting 4,700 IHG branded hotels operating in 100 countries. During his law enforcement career, Brad served as: Chief of Staff, Georgia State Patrol Internal Affairs Investigator, Georgia State Patro...

Edward M Walls, MPA Walls Hospitality Advisors LLC

Braselton, Georgia
Hotel & Restaurant, Business Operations - Safety, security, financials, hotel and resort marketing, sales, unions, service, reputation management, market share, pricing, Labor, Cost, and Expense management,Renovation Guidance and Management,Hotel Opening /Transition Management,leadership and management assessment,
Ed has over 40 years of experience with independent resorts and major brands. Among these are: Westin, Sheraton, Hilton, Marriott, Curio by Hilton, Preferred Hotels, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, Radisson and Doubletree. Ed’s track record of outstanding strategic thinking and execution has earned him many community awards in the industry. He brings a balanced approach to all phases of hotel operations, with a focus on boosting brand and real estate value for owners. Expertise in all aspects of hotel and restaurant operations make him a highly effective witness. Expertise in Sales & Marketing Solutions • Sales and Marketing Strategic Planning • Task Force Assistance • Pricing and Segment Strategies • Digital/Social Media Management • Paid Media Strategy • Reputation Management • eCommerce Management • Revenue Management Asset Management & Owner Advisory Services • Enhance Operating Performance • Financial Analysis and Support • Renovation Guidance and Management • Hotel Opening /...

John M Keeling, CRE, MAI, CHIA The Keeling Consultancy, LLC

Louisiana
Hotel & Restaurant, Real Estate Appraiser - Ad Valorem Tax, Arbitration, Bankruptcy, Business Interruption, Business Value, Condemnation, Damages, Economic Impact, Enterprise Value, Lost Profits, Management Agreement, Management Contract, Property Tax, Reorganization
PROFESSIONAL HISTORY The Keeling Consultancy, LLC – Principal Valencia Hotel Group - Executive Vice President Prior: PKF Consulting – Senior Vice President & Shareholder Laventhol & Horwath – Regional Managing Partner LICENSES Louisiana Certified General Real Estate Appraiser Texas Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Texas Certified General Real Estate Appraiser Texas Real Estate Broker PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS The Appraisal Institute (MAI) The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) Certified Hotel Industry Analyst (CHIA) American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (retired member) PUBLICATIONS Real Estate Market Analysis: Methods and Case Studies, The Urban Land Institute, 2009 (Contributing Author) Downtown Development Handbook, The Urban Land Institute, 1992 (Contributing Author) EDUCATION Completed the Appraisal Institute course “Fundamentals of Separating Real Property, Personal Property and Intangible Business Assets” Completed all course work for a Certificate of Completio...

John Corliss JM Corliss & Associates, LLC

Lynn, Massachusetts
Mechanical Engineering, Hotel & Restaurant - combustion, foodservice equipment, heat transfer, home appliances, reliability, residential heating, water heating, food preparation, manufacturing, restaurant equipment, appliances
Experienced mechanical engineer with over 40 years of experience in product design and manufacturing for commercial foodservice equipment, combustion equipment, heating and cooling and energy applications. Trained to the black belt level in lean six sigma. Expert witness services include patent infringement, product liability,and personal injury cases. I have provided services to attorneys for both the defense and plaintiff in a variety of cases. My experience and capabilities provide litigation support in the commercial appliance industry, restaurants and foodservice, residential appliances, residential heating and cooling equipment, combustion equipment and similar industries. My training in mechanical engineering and my experience with manufacturing commercial products provides the background for my expertise in thermodynamics and heat transfer, and combustion and burner systems. My expertise in these areas is applied to commercial and residential appliances, HVAC equip...

Preston Rideout Rideout Nightclub and Bar Consulting

Greenwood, Mississippi
Dram Shop & Alcohol Services, Hotel & Restaurant - Nightclub, Bar, Alcohol, Bartender Training, Mechanical Bull, Intoxication, Dram Shop, Liquor Liability,
Preston Rideout is the CEO of Rideout Hospitality. He is a Nightclub and Bar Consultant with 25 years of experience and 75 alcohol safety certifications. While in Las Vegas, Preston operated multiple world-class nightclubs with a combined income of between 50 and 100 million annually In 2010, Preston launched Rideout Hospitality Consulting. His client list exceeds over 100 Hotels, Resorts, Restaurants, Nightclubs, Bars, Architects, and Attorneys. Preston's areas of expertise include alcohol awareness, alcoholic beverages, alcohol service, alcohol training, alcohol policies, alcohol procedures, bar operations, bar management, bartender training, bartender policies, bartender policies, customer intoxication identification, customer intoxication intervention, customer intoxication policies, customer intoxication procedures, industry-standard operations, mechanical bull operations, management training, management policies, management procedures, management oversight, nightclub manageme...

Skip Stearns THE HOTEL EXPERTS, LLC

Stratham, New Hampshire
Hotel & Restaurant, Premises Liability - Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Hospitality, Food, Franchising, Gaming, Gambling, Casino Hotels, Hotel & Restaurant, Restaurants, Alcohol Service, Hotel Operations, Hotel Premises Liability, Safety, Hotel Security, Hotels/Hospitality, Lodging, Management, Risk Management, Slip, Trip & Fall, Wrongful Death
Safety, Security, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Slip, Trip & Fall, Scalding, Drowning, Other Personal Injuries, Franchise and Management Contract Disputes, Industry Operating Standards & Product Standards, Safety & Security Standards, Emergency Procedures, Integrity Standards, Human Resources, Employee Qualifications & Hiring Practices, Standards for Employee, Wrongful Termination, Training, Sales & Marketing Practices, Casino & Gaming Operations, Food & Beverage Service, Alcohol Service

Alan Someck Keystone Hospitality Solutions

Great Neck, New York
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...

John M Keeling, CRE, MAI, CHIA The Keeling Consultancy, LLC

Houston, Texas
Hotel & Restaurant, Real Estate Appraiser - Ad Valorem Tax, Arbitration, Bankruptcy, Business Interruption, Business Value, Condemnation, Damages, Economic Impact, Enterprise Value, Lost Profits, Management Agreement, Management Contract, Property Tax, Reorganization
PROFESSIONAL HISTORY The Keeling Consultancy, LLC – Principal Valencia Hotel Group - Executive Vice President Prior: PKF Consulting – Senior Vice President & Shareholder Laventhol & Horwath – Regional Managing Partner LICENSES Louisiana Certified General Real Estate Appraiser Texas Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Texas Certified General Real Estate Appraiser Texas Real Estate Broker PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS The Appraisal Institute (MAI) The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) Certified Hotel Industry Analyst (CHIA) American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (retired member) PUBLICATIONS Real Estate Market Analysis: Methods and Case Studies, The Urban Land Institute, 2009 (Contributing Author) Downtown Development Handbook, The Urban Land Institute, 1992 (Contributing Author) EDUCATION Completed the Appraisal Institute course “Fundamentals of Separating Real Property, Personal Property and Intangible Business Assets” Completed all course work for a Certificate of Completio...

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.

Vince Vittatoe, CPP, CSC, CPTED Vittatoe Consulting, LLC

McKinney, Texas
Security, Hotel & Restaurant - Inadequate/Negligent Security, Hotel/Motel, Safety/Security, Security Procedures, commercial buildings, Crime Foreseeability, Assaults, Battery, Rape, Robbery, Murder, Parking Lot, Apartments, Violent Crime, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Death, OSHA, emergency/crisis, premises security liability
Vince Vittatoe, CPP, CSC, CPTED, is the Principal/CEO at Vittatoe Consulting, LLC, independent security management and forensic consulting practice focused on providing clients security and loss prevention expertise to help protect their employees and customers. With over 30 years of combined law enforcement and corporate safety, security, and loss prevention experience, we offer our clients direction and advice from our experience in both the public and private sectors. After college, Vince worked for State Farm Insurance as an accounting supervisor before joining the Dallas Police Department in 1988, serving as a police officer and divisional defensive tactics instructor. Upon returning to the private sector, Vince entered the hospitality industry and gained experience as an Area Manager for Motel 6, responsible for twelve motels. Next, Vince moved to the corporate office of Accor North America as the Director-Safety & Security. Vince held safety, security, and loss preventio...
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