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.

Intellectual Property Expert 522584 AL

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years of experience in trademark licensing with experience across a wide range of consumer products. My core competencies include market analysis, consumer research, and license development. I specialize in brand extension licensing which includes conducting primary market research, creating business cases, and developing strategic alliances. I have offered my services providing consultations and deposition for more than 15 years as an trademark licensing expert witness.

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.

Automotive Expert 520895 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in the automotive industry with expertise in wholesaling and retailing, running several dealerships and franchises, appraisals, industry standards, dealer fraud, leasing, auto warranty issues, diminished value cases, finance documentation and analyses. I have been providing courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition as an automotive expert witness for more than 30 years.

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.

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.

Restaurant Management Expert 128332 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in analytically focused management consultant, expertise in Restaurant and Hospitality Sectors, Restaurant Economics, Financial Management, Restaurant Industry Research, Corporate Earnings Analysis, Benchmarking, Operations Improvement, Business Plan Creation, Feasibility Studies, Business Management Systems, Project Management, M&A Due Diligence, Special Investigations, Management Consulting, and Business Intelligence. My expertise includes Profit Improvement, Revenue Enhancement, and Cost Control Strategies. I have prior expert witness experience.

Forensic Accounting Expert 57976 TX

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years specializing in Forensic Accounting, with an emphasis on measurement of financial damages related to business interruption, business valuation, commercial litigation, construction claims, delays and defects, consequential damages, contractual disputes, economic damages, first party property claims, fraud and fidelity losses, insurance claims, intellectual property, inventory losses, marital dissolution or divorce, loss of earnings, loss of income or profits, partnership disputes, personal injury, product liability, property damage, shareholder derivative actions, shareholder disputes, subrogation, third party liability claims, unfair business practices, wrongful death and wrongful termination. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Hotel Management Expert 47044 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have experience as a practicing food and hospitality management expert, with expertise in many service industry areas, including: facilities management; industry best practices; critical path development; pre-opening planning; menu engineering; bar / kitchen operations; safety / sanitation training; customer service; food / beverage purchasing; recipe costing / standardization; training and operations; liquor / linen control; shipping / receiving; refrigerated / dry storage; catering; room service operations; and cost containment. I am experienced in all food and hospitality industry topics associated with country clubs, chain restaurants, entertainment studios, hotels, motels, resorts, bakeries, cruise lines, and individual restaurants. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Accounting Expert 56290 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years as a practicing certified Public Accountant, Fraud Examiner, and Forensic Public Accountant. My expertise includes: business assurance, buy / sell due diligence, franchises, internal audits, manufacturing, retail companies, risk / reward modeling, and taxation. I have an additional specialized background in corruption, economic damages, embezzlement, financial fraud, internal control, lost income, professional ethics, and valuation. I have more than 10 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.

Hospitality Industry Expert 48081 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry. My background includes experience in a variety of operations in the lodging and food service industries. My expertise includes the areas of hotel and restaurant litigation services, new development, strategic planning, personal property valuation, marketing, accounting and control systems, and achieving operational efficiency. I have more than 30 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.

Business Broker Expert 33809 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in the field of business brokers with expertise in the listing, sale, and brokerage of small business, small business sales, and business opportunities. I have experience with procuring and structuring business brokerage franchisees, and I have handled a wide variety of transactions across a range of industries and business types. I have prior expert witness experience.

Restaurant And Food Service Expert 28937 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in the restaurant and foodservice industry. My expertise includes evaluation of restaurant concepts and market positioning, site analysis and market research, restaurant business valuations, strategic planning, budgeting and profit forecasting, market studies, break-even analysis and preparation of most likely prospective financial analysis, operational analysis of management controls for profit improvement, accounting and financial planning for franchise restaurants and foodservice outlets, design and implementation of franchise audit programs, as well as development of operations manuals, job descriptions and task procedures. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Hospitality And Hotel Management Expert 9026 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 60 years experience in the field of Hospitality and Hotel. Extensive experience in restaurant and franchise management including hotels, bars, training, retail, commissaries, food products, brokerage, deli/frozen foods, manufacturing, distribution, site, selection, shopping malls/food courts, safety, burns, security, manuals, multi-level marketing, damage assessment, appraisal profit and loss, standard operating procedures, controls, systems in all types of fast food & restaurant operation, franchiser-franchisee relations, and license agreements. I have more than 40 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Economics Expert 500896 FL

Expertise Description

I have more than 45 years experience in the field of economics with expertise in the laws. I have experience with industrial organization and antitrust; transactions cost economics; government and business; public choice; economics of advertising and safety; regulation and cost-benefit analysis; microeconomics; biological evolution and economics; and economics of privacy. I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Franchise Law Expert 500410 FL

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years experience in the field of Franchise Law with expertise in licensing and distribution law. I have experience with representing entrepreneurs, franchisors, franchisees and their companies in corporate, landlord / tenant disputes, securities and real estate matters with a primary emphasis in franchise, licensing and distribution law. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Franchises Expert 325754 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in domestic and international franchising, including both multi-national franchisors and start-ups. My areas of expertise include: Domestic and International Franchising; Franchising Standards and Practices; Differing models of franchise structures and controls; The process involved in determining if a business concept is appropriate for franchising and the steps in “franchising” a business; Identification of various business and/or legal issues that can arise in the franchise context; Evaluation of documents and possible testimony, qualifications of experts and background of mediators and arbitrators. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Information Technology Expert 463976 OH

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in the field of Information Technology and Inventory Management with expertise in complex systems analysis, resolving critical program issues, and application technology upgrades. I have knowledge of global supply chains, product serialization, RFIDs, diagnostics, brands, and public web design.

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.

Chinese Law Expert 438898 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in the field of Chinese Law and International Policies / Business Transactions. My scope of experience includes Chinese trade and investment law; technology licensing contracts; business organizations and corporations; domestic transactions in private equity financing; U.S. business transactions in the People’s Republic of China, including offshore petroleum, exploration, technology licensing, trademark registration and tax planning; joint venture agreements; and other legal issues of investments within involving China. I have working knowledge of Chinese family law and jurisdictional issues. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Hospitality Industry Expert 431656 WA

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in the Hospitality Industry. I have extensive experience in management, marketing, brands, brand management, product development, training and coaching staff, finance and corporate operations, as well as experience with training programs and quality-control systems. My experience further includes consulting with a broad range of foodservice businesses, including independent restaurants, private clubs, hotels, casinos, and multi-unit chains.

Hotel Management Expert 391086 AZ

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the Hotel Management Industry with extensive background in on-property and corporate hotel management. My specific areas of expertise include Hotel Industry Operating Standards, Product Standards, Safety and Security Standards, Emergency Procedures, Employee Qualifications, Hiring and Termination Practices, Contractual Dispute, Standards for Training, Marketing Practices, Franchise Agreements and Management Contracts, Franchise Relations, Restaurant, Food and Beverage Standards, Alcohol Service, Accounting, Taxation, and Valuation. My experience involves hotels, motels, the cruise industry, casinos and other gaming operations, restaurants, bars, and recreation industries. I have over 10 years expert witness experience.

Hotel Operations Expert 321237 NY

Expertise Description

I have many years experience as a hotel consulting expert with asset management, hotel operations, hotel franchising and litigation support services. My expertise includes areas concerning franchise and management agreements, hotel acquisitions and due diligence studies, and operational audits. I have over 20 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.