Franchise Contracts Expert Witness PA 536012

Expertise Description

With more than 35 years in the financial industry, my expertise is in credit risk/management. I specialize in both commercial lending and equipment leasing for franchises and small businesses. I am skilled in credit/risk/financial analysis, documentation and funding and portfolio management, underwriting, and reviewing complex corporate structures. I have a special interest in franchises with recent experience working with the EB-5 "Investor Visa" program, reviewing Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars, and helping these businesses with expert advice on managing, purchasing, credit scoring, loan preparation and packaging, and business valuation. I have spent over a decade offering consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a franchise contracts expert witness.

Appraisal Expert Witness Phoenix 535880

Expertise Description

I am an experienced business appraisal expert witness. I have spent more than 35 years working with business entities and estate assets held in limited partnership and LLC entities, royalty and working interests held in family businesses and separately, oil and gas working and royalty interests, and mineral appraisal. I have additional expertise in franchises in the automobile dealerships and farm equipment, cola bottling, and fast food franchise development industries, distribution entities, convenience stores, manufacturing companies, investment banking and finance companies, oil and gas producing and service companies, power generation partnerships, biotech research companies, ranching, and hotel companies. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony for over three decades as a business appraisal expert witness.

Retail Expert 507930 NY

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience in retail with a focus in store design concepts, display design, showroom design, marketing, licensing and branding, franchising, and trade show concepts. I have offered consultations and deposition for more than 5 years as a retail expert witness.

Economics Expert 530547 OH

Expertise Description

With over 25 years experience in the field of economics, my areas of focus include entrepreneurship and innovation management; university spin-offs and technology transfer; business format franchising; angel investing; and technology strategy and entrepreneurship. I have offered my services for more than 15 years as an economics expert witness with deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony.

Business Ethics Expert 522172 NJ

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience in Legal Studies and Business Ethics. My expertise includes the business of professional sports leagues and franchises, the business of intercollegiate athletics, impact of globalization on the sports industry, digital media in sports, regulation and business of the sports agent industry, the business impact of title ix, application of antitrust and labor laws to the sport industry, valuation of professional sports franchises, contraction in professional sports, vertical and horizontal integration in sports, hazing in interscholastic, intercollegiate and professional sports, racial, gender and ethnic issues in sport, sport and urban revitalization. I have spent more than 10 years as a legal studies and business ethics expert witness.

Automotive Dealership Accounting Expert 525106 MD

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in public accounting, including five years as a CFO/Comptroller for two large automotive dealership groups. My expertise includes the areas of tax and accounting, technology consulting, litigation support, business valuation, lost profits, wrongful employee discharge, and franchise rights. I have spent more than 15 years providing numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as an automotive dealership accounting expert witness.

Economics Expert 166015 TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the field of economics with expertise in business administration. I have experience with a variety of litigation matters, including: economic analysis and valuation for current and proposed intellectual property and patent infringement cases; analysis and calculation of damages in commercial litigation cases; and calculation of business valuations. I focus on the hospitality, distribution, financial and franchise industries. Some primary activities are financial advisory services regarding capital formation, reorganization, and restructuring. I have spent over 10 years providing courtroom testimony, deposition, and consultations as an economics expert witness.

Franchising Expert 518081 AL

Expertise Description

I have more than 5 years of providing franchise expert witness and litigation services to attorneys and their clients, and have over 35 years of comprehensive franchise experience. My opinions are valued by attorneys, clients, and triers of facts because of my work exclusively in the franchise, license, and affiliate distribution network industries. I have the unique ability to communicate and present our positions in a fashion that attorneys, clients, insurance companies, judges, and juries can understand.

Oil Energy Industry Expert 435828

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the mid and downstream energy business working for major oil companies. I started my career in refinery process engineering and progressed to financial analysis and strategic planning for the downstream businesses. I led commercial trading and distribution operations, directing regional crude oil supply and distribution for a 150 million barrel per year network in the distribution of gasoline, jet, and diesel fuels. As President and CEO for small petrochemical business, I led the construction start-up and operation of a $215 Million plant in the United States with an International Joint Venture partner. As President of a large fuel retail business, I had responsibility for domestic franchise and company gas station and C-Store operations as well as an International C-Store Franchise consisting of 700 franchisees, 3000 convenience stores, and $3 billion in annual revenue. Currently, through my company, I provide consulting services in the Petroleum Refining and Marketing business. I have been called upon as a consultant and expert witness for franchise business disputes, gas Station-C Store Facilities’ Standard of Care, Insurance fraud, wrongful terminations, fuel pricing, business valuation, and franchising. My work as an energy industry expert witness for over 5 years includes providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Foodservice Franchise Development Expert 504467 BC

Expertise Description

(Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – I have more than 25 years experience in the field of Foodservice Management with expertise in franchise development. I have experience with the development of concepts, facility requirements, location criteria, menus, pricing structures, operating policies and procedures, training programs, and control systems and other similar concerns. I have done operational reviews of food and beverage facilities and retail operations in order to evaluate management capabilities, reduce prime and operation costs and develop effective operation policies and procedures. I have done master planning of foodservice operations for multi-use facilities including, but not limited to: ski resorts, entertainment facilities, amusement parks, professional sports stadiums, museums, hospitals, and municipal facilities. I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Franchise Expert 56431 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years specializing in franchise management. My expertise includes: custom and practice in the franchise industry; standards of care; franchise disclosure documents; franchise agreements; license agreements; franchise liability; franchise operations manuals; franchise training programs; franchise operations; franchise marketing funds; field support programs, owning and operating a franchise; trademarks; and copyrights and intellectual property in franchising. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Business Management Expert 51253 NY

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience in business-related issues, including management; marketing strategy; product development; new product program development and implementation; intellectual property; and sales distribution networks. I also have experience in business-to-business marketing; business statistics; market research; product distribution; franchising; distributor management; distributor and dealer evaluation; new product pricing and entry strategy; existing business revitalization; and independent sales options. My expertise includes economic loss, distribution issues, marketing research, trade secrets, trademarks, patents, and copyrights. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Franchise Expert 42686 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years experience in the field of Franchising with expertise in feasibility studies and development of franchise programs. I have experience with problem solving for existing franchisors, due diligence, breach of covenants, evaluation of franchisee relations, and expansion strategies. I have additional knowledge of encroachment, vicarious liability, good faith and fair dealing, terminations, non-performance, definition of a franchise, sub-franchising, damage scenarios, advertising programs, misrepresentation, restrictive covenants, and multiple brand franchisors. I have prior expert witness experience.

Law Expert 437880 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Franchise Law with expertise in purchase, financing, and operations of businesses; franchise development; practical hands-on administration with a regional food service chain; review and preparation of domestic and international franchise disclosure documents (FDD); franchise registration; structuring of franchisors, franchisees, management teams, and affiliated companies; and international franchise expansion programs. I have prior expert witness experience.