Restaurant Hotel Franchise Consultant Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Restaurant, Hotel, Resort & Franchise Consultant, Fast Food, Bars, Liquor Liability, Mini Marts, Food Courts, Management, Profit, Standard Operating Procedures, Safety, Security, Advertising, Marketing, Distribution, Disputes, Site Selection, Appraisals, Damages, Restaurant Hotel Franchise Consultant,

Expert Witness No.1045


Area of Expertise

Management & Profit Effectiveness: All type restaurants, fast food, hotels, franchises, shopping malls/food courts, bars, retail, commissaries, liquor liability, convenience marts, standard operating procedure, profit & loss, safety, security, research, advertising, multi-level marketing, deli/frozen foods, frozen foods manufacturing, food products, systems in all types of fast food and restaurant operations, brokerage, manufacturing, manuals, distribution, controls, franchisor-franchisee disputes, franchisor-franchisee relations and license agreements, site selection, evaluations, appraisals, damages, damage assessment, expert witness testimony

Since 1969, has offered specialized expert and consultation services to clients in the USA and internationally.

Hands on Expertise

Owner-operator, 210 seat, full service restaurant.

Partner, Vice-President, National Franchise & Restaurant Operations IHOP,

Responsibilities included: Director, Sites, Construction & Equipment

International House of Pancakes, IHOP

President, Copper Penny Family Restaurant Chain 24 hour concept

Sales Manager, Kermin Frozen Foods Company…1951-1959

Advertising Sales, Los Angeles Times…1949-1951

Advertising & Production: L.A. Reporter & Guest Informant Hotel Mag.

U.S. Navy Ship’s Cook, World War II…1945-1946

His expertise and responsibilities enabled IHOP to go public on the N.Y. Stock Exchange. His direct involvement in the 22-division franchise conglomerate included franchise/fee agreements, restaurant, bars, hotel & franchise standard operating procedure, training, manuals, liquor liability, personal injury, safety, security, site selection, advertising, profit and loss evaluations, restaurant appraisals…with volume in excess of $150 million employing thousands, licensing over 1,200 franchisees worldwide…and continuing as an industry consultant since 1969 to date.

Memberships & Research Sources

National Restaurant Association

California Restaurant Association

The American Hotel/Motel Association

Certified ServSafe-National Restaurant Association’s Food Safety Program

Officer, Directory and Stockholder

Has held positions of authority, responsibility, ownership, officer and/or directorships with such diverse organizations as: (Available upon Request)

Education, Honors, Professional Organizations, Volunteer Activities

Graduate, Sawyer Business College (Certificate), 1949, L.A. CA

Instructor: Restaurant Operations, Franchising, Advertising/Promotions –    UCLA and Los Angeles Community Colleges (26 years)

Action & Truth in Menu Committees, National & California Restaurant Association

President, Frozen Food Council of California; Who’s Who in America

Certified: ServSafe National Restaurant Assn Food Safety Program

Volunteer Executive: Int’l Executive Service Corps (IESC) and Citizens for Democracy Corps (CDC) serving in Egypt, Latvia, Mexico, Poland


Available upon request

Consultant, Lecturer and other Clientele

Available upon request


American Arbitration Assn (since 1972)

Superior/Municipal Courts, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, CA

The California State Bar – Fee Dispute Resolution)

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland

Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, Seoul, Korea