FRANCHISE EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-362263
This highly qualified franchising expert has extensive professional experience in franchiser compliance and franchise sales. He received his BA from Texas A&M University and is a certified franchise executive. Formerly, he has served as the vice president of franchise development at the International Center for Entrepreneurial Development and at United Marketing Solutions. Additionally, he has held the role of franchise director at The Dwyer Group, as the vice president ...
Expert Witness: E-168250
This expert has held a number of executive positions at a number of architectural firms across the country, including President and CEO of Ridgway Pioneer Corporation, COO and CFO of RNL Design, and Treasurer of the World Trade Center in Denver. He is currently a Franchisee at a hair salon chain store based in Colorado.
Expert Witness: E-015419
This expert was a financial advisor for seven years and a supervisor of financial advisors for twelve years. As a supervisor he served as a sales manager, office manager, regional sales manager, and complex director. He managed over a thousand different advisors in different capacities over his time at Merrill Lynch. He held series 7, 9, 10, 63, 65 and insurance licenses in his capacity as supervisor. During his career he has testified in courtroom, deposition, ...
Expert Witness: E-037164
This expert's law practice focuses on business transactions, licensing, international business, and franchise law. He helps U.S. and non-U.S. companies establish franchise, distribution and licensing systems. He also acts as general U.S. counsel for foreign companies and he provides outside general counsel services for U.S. companies. For franchisors, he drafts franchise agreements and disclosure documents, obtains state franchise registrations and provides ongoing ...
Expert Witness: E-028249
This expert has 30+ years in the automobile rental industry and most recently held leadership positions in such renowned organizations as Hertz Rent-a-Car. Having working in numerous environments involving foreign jurisdictions and nationals, he is comfortable navigating the regulations and industry best practices relevant to automobile rental services.
Expert Witness: E-011654
This highly qualified gas station expert has 25+ years of industry experience. Currently, he is the founder and owner of a gas station consulting service that specializes in service station construction, conversion of bays to c-stores, and franchise valuation. He served for 20 years as a Mobil Oil retailer with whom he earned the 42nd highest gasoline volume service station ranking as well as numerous awards for excellence and station appearance. This expert is a member ...
Expert Witness: E-014027
This expert specializes in hotel operations, hospitality industry franchising, management company operations, and guest safety issues. He has more than 40 years of experience in the field. He is a certified hotel administrator. He started his career as the youngest general manager of the Holiday Inn chain at the age of 18. He served as President & CEO of The Equity Hotel Corporation which operated approximately 45 hotels in 14 states including economy, mid-tier and ...
Expert Witness: E-009330
This expert specializes in gas station and convenience store operations, management, and safety, with specific focus on site valuations, operating procedures, capital and expense management. He earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and a MBA in Finance from Drexel University. He has 37 years of experience in the downstream petroleum refining and marketing industry with ARCO and BP. As President of BP West Coast Products, LLC and Vice President ...
Expert Witness: E-006885
This expert is currently the Founder/Co-Owner of a privately held restaurant development company which employs more than 3000 people in the state of New York. The fast food component includes 21 fast food restaurants and 46 casual dining restaurants. It is one of the largest franchise groups in the casual dining franchise chain and overall the 81st largest restaurants franchise company in the United States.
Expert Witness: E-006399
This double board certified expert has been practicing for over 12 years. Fellowship trained in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, he has delivered more than 20 international, national, and regional research presentations. He serves as Associate Director of Sports Medicine at a teaching institution in Baltimore, MD, Head Team Orthopedist at a Division I university in Maryland, and Associate Orthopedic Team Physiciain for an NFL franchise.

FRANCHISE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Parent Company Is Accused Of Wrongfully Terminating Franchise FRANCHISE Expert Case

Parent Company Is Accused Of Wrongfully Terminating Franchise

…  is a class action lawsuit involving the termination of a franchise. It was alleged that the parent company terminated the franchise in violation of the California Franchise Act, which states a …

Gang Of Criminals Rapes Gas Station Patron FRANCHISE Expert Case

Gang Of Criminals Rapes Gas Station Patron

This case involves a woman who was raped and severely beaten at a gas station mini-mart. On the day of the incident, 3 men entered the mini-mart and started to harass the clerks. The men attempted to grab cash out of the register. The plaintiff was shoppin …

Franchise Tour Company Accused Of Insufficient Vehicle Maintenance FRANCHISE Expert Case

…  case involves a Hawaiian franchise tour company with a variety of amphibious ‘duck boat’ tour vehicles. …  parent company supplied the vehicle in question to the franchise after refurbishing it for use. It was later discovered that the …  had been acquired by the tour company. The owners of the franchise location were aware of the faulty axial but had not contacted the …

Restaurant expert witness provides insight into restaurant safety policies FRANCHISE Expert Case

A restaurant expert witness advises on safety policies with regards to physical altercations on restaurant premises. This case takes place in Rhode Island and involves a twenty-two-year-old man who entered a restaurant to pick up his take-out order. A figh …

Bank Owes Fiduciary Duty to Third-Party Investor FRANCHISE Expert Case

Bank Owes Fiduciary Duty to Third-Party Investor

…  case involves a man who purchased a private banking franchise in the California through a partnership with two family trusts. The …

Restaurant Expert Witness Discusses Slip and Fall in Fast Food Restaurant FRANCHISE Expert Case

 This case involves a fifty-nine-year-old woman, who was a customer at a fast food restaurant with several relatives. The woman got up from her table to get drinks for her relatives. When she approached the drink dispenser she felt her foot give way under …

Child Suffers Brain Damage in Fall at Fast Food Restaurant FRANCHISE Expert Case

Child Suffers Brain Damage in Fall at Fast Food Restaurant

 This case involves a ten-year-old boy who was playing in the play area of a fast food hamburger restaurant. The boy was playing on the cross bars as though they were “monkey bars.” There were no safety precautions in the play area to keep children f …