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.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes matters related to franchising in both federal and state courts.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include providing expertise in the field of Franchising.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes working as the Vice President and Counsel at a Real Estate company, an Expert Witness in Franchise Law, and the Owner of my own Expert Witness company.


BAPolitical ScienceUniversity of Southern California
JDBusiness LawUniversity of Southern California Law School

Licenses Certifications

Certified as a Franchise and Distribution Law Specialist – California

Awards & Affiliation

International Franchise Association (IFA)
American Bar Association
State Bar Franchise Law Committee
State Bar Business Law Section Executive Committee
American Arbitration Association

Primary Affiliation

International Franchise Association (IFA)

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases