Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Hotels, Hotel, Hotel Management, Receiverships, Time Share Management, Franchise Operations, Certified Hotel Administrator, Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed Community Association Manager, Real Estate Broker, Community Association Manager, Hotel Business, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Management, Real Estate Consulting, Resort Management, Resort, Real Estate Sales, Operations Hotel Procedures, Open Air restaurant protocols
1998-2000, Oklahoma City University, J.D. with high honors, Merit Scholar, Phi Delta Phi
1996, Florida State University, Certified Community Association Manager. (Florida Dept. of Business and Professional Regulations)
1987, University Of Michigan, Certified Hotel Administrator (American Hotel and Motel Assn.)
1982-1983, University Of Chicago, M.A. Program in Social Sciences, emphasis in Social Psychology and Political Economics
1980-1981, Seinan Gakuin University (Fukuoka, Japan), Diploma in Japanese Studies
1980, University Of Oklahoma, Various graduate courses in BioPsychology
1978-1980, Oklahoma Baptist University, B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Psychology and Sociology
2000-present, Law Firm in Oklahoma, managing member, full-service law firm with a general trial practice emphasis, representing clients in all areas of commercial and civil litigation. Licensed in all state and federal courts in Oklahoma, with a total staff of 25 attorneys and support staff.
1992-present, Law firm in Minnesota, Managing member
1997-present, hotel and real estate development firm in Oklahoma, Managing member, Chief Executive Officer and 50% shareholder of a hotel / real estate development and management firm with up to 600 employees, annual revenues in excess of $50,000,000 and offices/properties in 18 states. This is operated with a sister company with similar revenues in addition to these. This firm has had two primary areas of emphasis, commercial hotel management and resort vacation rental management. As recently as 1997, an arm of HG CORP, Reservations International, was the country’s largest manager of resort condominium and private homes for rent.
1988-1994, Property company, Arkansas, Chief Executive Officer and 100% shareholder of a hotel/real estate management firm doing both owned property management and third party management. While developing and owning such hotel properties as the National Park Hilton Hotel and the Jonesboro Ramada Inn, did significant work for banks on taking over foreclosed properties and preparing them for liquidation. Major clients included Worthen National Bank, Chrysler First Business Credit Corporation, and others. While staffing varied widely, it frequently was more than 1500 employees. In one year, more than 5000 individual employees were managed. As well, Center Properties, Inc. owned travel agencies, florists, maintenance companies, car rental agencies and more.
1985-1989, Management company and resort development corporation, Arkansas, Vice-president/General Manager. Chief Operating Officer for a real estate development company with more than 500 full-time employees and operations, including hotels, retirement communities, real estate companies, commercial shopping centers and other investments. While there, developed a 20,000 square foot health club which grew to more than 4500 local members. Managed a timeshare receivables portfolio with more than $30 million in assets.
1983-1985, Ing And Ing, Inc, Oklahoma, Controller/General Manager. Chief financial officer recruited to work out this financially troubled organization. Primarily a restaurant operating company; opened very visible restaurants in central Oklahoma, including The Sand Plum (Guthrie) and Calla, a restaurant (Oklahoma City). Managed and attempted to purchase Shangri-La Resort, site of the 1982 National Governor’s Conference, a resort with annual revenues of about $20,000,000. Catered annually the Oklahoma Statehood Ball. Sponsored a concert series involving some entertainers as Henry Mancini, Victor Borge, Peter Nero, and others. While here, imported for direct use some international products includes wines from southern France, sparkling cider from Normandy, France and bottled water from Austria.
Certified Hotel Administrator, American Hotel and Motel Association
Licensed Real Estate Broker, Arkansas, Florida, Oklahoma
Licensed Community Association Manager, Florida
Oklahoma Bar License, Washington D.C. license pending
Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Oklahoma, U.S. District Court in Western & Eastern Districts of Texas, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. 10th Cir. Court of Appeals
Board and Committee Positions
Oklahoma Bar Association’s Committees, Professionalism, Law Schools
Oklahoma City University Law School, Executive Board, Alumni Association, Co-chair, Annual Gala Committee
University of Central Oklahoma, Business Advisory Council
Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission, Chairman
Arkansas Tourism Development Foundation
Park Inns International Marketing Association
Arkansas Hospitality Association
Garland County Hospitality Association
Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
Arkansas Lodging Association
Diamond Lake Travel Association
Garland County Boy Scouts
Court Appointed Receiverships
Chancery, Craighead County, Arkansas
Chancery, Garland County, Arkansas
Circuit, Garland County, Arkansas
Chancery, Garland County, Arkansas
District, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
District, Washoe County, Nevada
Real Estate Development
Hotel in Oklahoma, developed a 120 room hotel on property owned by the Oklahoma City Airport Trust, This luxury property has a 70 year exclusive land lease on a 10,000 acre airport facility
Real Estate Development Corporation in Arkansas, Vice President of Operations of a major regional resort, timeshare and shopping center developer. Owned and operated more than 600,000 square feet of retail shopping space
Estates in Arkansas, Managed the project from concept to financing to sales and marketing for this 300 lot development, $1.2 million of lot sales in first 5 weeks, $5,000,000 in 120 days
Inn in Florida, worked on the planning and development of this high-rise luxury condominium on the Gulf Coast beach of Florida, this elite property sold out at an average price in excess of $250 per square foot
Athletic Club in Arkansas, created, designed, equipped and constructed 25,000 square foot health club on 5 acre recreational development
Development in Arkansas, 25 acre middle income retirement community developed and sold on behalf of various investors
Real Estate Management and Consulting
Condominiums in Arkansas, 42 unit timeshare condominium founded in 1981 by a joint venture involving a local savings bank. Tremendously successful, the project sold out in 3 years and continues to operate as a financially stable condominium with over 2000 individual property owners.
Resort and Beach Club in Arkansas, Expert 1643 served as Vice President / General Manager for several individual properties consisting of 3 property owner associations with more than 6000 individual property owners, 2 hotels, multiple restaurants and lounges, a major health club and various other real estate properties, serviced by nearly 350 employees. Founded and operated since 1985, this resort continues to enjoy tremendous profits and reputation.
Management Company in Arkansas, Expert 1643 served as Vice President / General Manager of this management company responsible for operating several of the listed real estate and resort properties.
Tennis Club and Hotel in Texas, owned and developed by Metro Hotels, provided consulting services organizing their timeshare development and operations.
Resorts in Iowa, owned and developed by Long Lines Communications a large telephone and telemarketing company. Providing marketing and consulting services.
Resort and Yacht Club in Arkansas, supervised the foreclosure of the unsold timeshare inventory and organized the receivership of the resort.
Development Corporation in Arkansas, A 2000 acre community on Lake Catherine. Provided consulting and organizational services.
Resort and Golf Club in Oklahoma, A 1500 unit resort with 18 food and beverage outlets, and annual sales exceeding $20,000,000. As director of operations, Expert 1643 was responsible for the daily activities of more than 900 employees, 2 championship golf courses, major health facilities, and more.
Resort and Beach Club in Arkansas, An umbrella for several individual properties consisting of 3 property owner associations with more than 6000 individual property owners, 2 hotels, multiple restaurants and lounges, a major health club and various other real estate properties, serviced by nearly 350 employees. Founded and operated since 1985, resort continues to enjoy tremendous profits and reputation.
Resort in Arkansas, A 62 room resort with lake/beach frontage. Bought from a local savings bank and developed into a full service resort.
Resort in Arkansas, A membership trout fishing resort on the White River in northern Arkansas.
Hotel in Oklahoma, a 120 room and suite luxury business hotel, a state of the industry facility with a first-class restaurant and extensive meeting facilities, the highest ranking hotel by this brand in guest satisfaction in 1998.
Hotel in Arkansas, a 200 room hotel purchased from Bank of America. Originally built in 1986 for $20 million. Increased occupancy and income by 50% over a three year period. Sold the property to an investor group.
Inn in Arkansas, a 205 room hotel owned by a local bank. Managed and sold the hotel out of foreclosure.
Inn in Arkansas, a 75 room motel foreclosed upon by a local bank. Managed and sold the hotel out of foreclosure.
Inn in Arkansas, a 30 room motel foreclosed upon by a local bank. Managed and converted to condominiums. Sold out in 60 days.
Hotel in Arkansas, a 60 room motel foreclosed upon by a local bank. Managed the property through the foreclosure until it sold.
Hotel in Arkansas, a 135 room full service hotel foreclosed upon by a major national lender. Originally appointed receiver for the property, later hired to manage it by the lender, while ultimately purchasing the property.
Hotel in Utah, a 160 room full service motel acquired from corporate Holiday Inn. This property experienced a major renovation and continues to run at a high occupancy.
Hotel in Iowa, a 145 room full service motel leased from a trust partnership. Currently undergoing a major renovation.
Hotel in Wyoming, this unique historic hotel has hosted virtually every president during the first half of this century. Many of its units have recently undergone a major conversion to whirlpool suites.
Hotel in Utah, this property owned in partnership with others has been largely utilized for accommodating our contract accounts. Its occupancy routinely exceeds 130%.
Hotel in South Dakota, this motel is located at the entrance of this significant gaming community, anchored by a new major celebrity resort.
Two hotels in Oklahoma, this 100 room motel was operated under a management contract after foreclosure, with Frontier State Bank.
Motel in Oklahoma, this 26 room motel was operated under a management contract after foreclosure, with Frontier State Bank.
Motel in Oklahoma, this 46 room motel was operated under a management contract after foreclosure, with Frontier State Bank.
Motel and Casino in Nevada, this 75 room motel was operating during both Receivership and after foreclosure under contract with C.I.T. Small Business Lending.
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