The International Network of Hospitality Consulting Professionals

Cayuga Members offer years of experience as hospitality expert witnesses and legal counsel in a wide variety of cases. These include:

  • Ownership/management disputes
  • Franchisor/franchisee disputes brand defense disputes
  • Disputes involving market feasibility
  • Economic impact analyses
  • Appraisals
  • Valuations
  • Security issues resulting in theft
  • Personal injury and/or wrongful death
  • Contract interpretation and negotiation disputes
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Eminent domain takings
  • Bankruptcy and/or foreclosure issues
  • Real estate tax appeals and zoning issues
  • And more

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Management Expert Witness Consulting

In the hospitality industry it is nearly impossible to avoid legal disputes. This is especially the case for a developer, owner, operator, investor or other senior level executive. These industries include hotel, resort, restaurant, bar and nightclub, gaming and special events

Cayuga Hospitality expert witnesses have wide-ranging experience in areas likely to become sources of litigation such as:

  • Acquisition and Disposition
  • Valuation and Feasibility
  • Lost Income
  • Contract Disputes
  • Operations and Management
  • Maintenance and Facility Upkeep
  • Construction
  • Safety and Security
  • Alcoholic Beverage and Food Safety
  • Labor Issues
  • Employee Wage, Training, Supervision
  • And more

Hotel Legal Expert Consulting

Cayuga’s Hospitality Expert Witnesses are available to be engaged by defendants as well as plaintiffs. They have a depth of experience and knowledge of all areas of the hotel, resort and foodservice industries. Our Hospitality Expert Witnesses are excellent resources for developing policies and procedures. They are also able to establish training programs that can and will protect you when an instance of litigation arises. These protections can help to limit liability, or even result in case dismissals.

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Our Hospitality Expert Witness Consultants

Bill Carroll

Actively engaged with hotel ownership groups, intermediaries and start-ups in the areas of revenue, pricing, and marketing management.

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Thomas Cleary

I provide commercial business insurance and risk management to hospitality and real estate businesses. I make insurance simple.

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Dr. Chekitan Dev

Internationally renowned scholar and thought leader on marketing and branding in the hospitality, travel, and tourism industries. As an expert witness, he has testified in numerous cases involving hotel owner–brand relationships and the online travel industry.

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Robert Gary Dodds

Decades of experience as a VP Human Resources, and 50 years working with global and regional brands in luxury to full-service Hotels in the Asia Pacific, The Americas, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa regions, as well as the Caribbean and Latin America.

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Kevin Doyle

Hospitality fraud investigator (recovering millions) and internal control/compliance consultant specializing in developing and assessing fraud prevention and internal controls for hotels.

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Juliette Gust

Ethics and Compliance, Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption, and Global Internal Investigations program development and implementation specialist.

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Chuck Kelley

An expert in hotel operations, optimizing financial performance, strategic positioning and brand management, from select service to the luxury tier.

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Stephen Lipinski

Restaurant Business Specialist with Comprehensive Understanding of Operations and Business Success from Experiential and Academic Perspectives. "Management From Measurement"

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Jim Lopolito

Jim is a veteran in the hospitality industry managing restaurants, country clubs, city clubs, catering, and theater and stage production offering expert consulting assistance in improving operational performance, cost accounting, developing extraordinary teams, and molding profitable businesses. Jim is also the author of his book, Focusing on Expense Loss.

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Stacy Moore

Foodservice expert specializing in airports and other non-traditional venues, Stacy assists clients with performance analysis and strategy development.

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Walter O'Connell

Valuation and Cost Segregation Professional – Providing Accredited Real & Personal Property Valuations and Quality Tax Saving Cost Segregation Services to the Hospitality Industry.

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Timothy O'Mara

Food and beverage consultant specializing in Request for Proposal (RFP), master planning, proforma development, and operational consulting for Higher Ed and Employee Dining.

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Preston Rideout

I'm a Nightclub and Bar Consultant with 24 years of experience. Resorts, Hotels, Casinos, Restaurants, Nightclubs, and Bars retain my services because I am a Nightclub and Bar Expert

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Greg Riehle

A multi-faceted leader with extensive chief executive and legal experience in hospitality operations and risk management/insurance, expert witness, mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution.

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Gus Sader

Hospitality management executive with extensive experience in full-service luxury Hotels, Clubs, Castles, & Assisted Living offering asset management, turnaround, strategic marketing to maximize guest experience & profitability.

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Perry Smith

Restaurant & Nightclub Founder & Operator; Areas of expertise include Operations Strategies, Communications, PR, Branding, Leadership Development & Growth Modeling.

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Alan Someck

An expert witness for the hospitality industry, providing consulting and testimony drawing from 32 years as a successful restaurant operator, full service consultant, food product developer & trainer.

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Simon Turner

Hospitality management and investment executive with experience in litigation support/expert witness, buyer/investor/lender/developer advisory services, and asset management.

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Romulo Vallejo

Multicultural Hospitality Operations Specialist, Task Force General Manager, and Expert Witness. 25+ years’ experience in the U.S. and Caribbean-Latin American leading select, extended, and full-service hotels.

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Dan Voellm

Asia-Pacific hospitality real estate expert - advising clients on critical decisions throughout the asset life-cycle. Combining a macro perspective with an attention for detail, strong analytical skills and strategic thinking.

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