The International Network of Hospitality Consulting Professionals

Hospitality Expert Witness

Cayuga Members offer years of experience as hospitality expert witnesses and legal counsel in a wide variety of cases, including: ownership/management disputes; franchisor/franchisee disputes; brand defense disputes; disputes involving market feasibility studies, economic impact analyses, appraisals; valuations; security issues resulting in theft, personal injury and/or wrongful death; contract interpretation and negotiation disputes; eminent domain takings, bankruptcy and/or foreclosure issues; real estate tax appeals and zoning issues; and more.

Learn more about how the Cayuga Members can use their experience as hospitality expert witnesses to help you with your issues.

Our Hospitality Expert Witness Consultants

Scott Brush

Scott has focused on the Florida hotel industry since 1978 and is an Adjunct Profession at Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management.

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Bill Carroll

Bill Carroll, Ph. D.

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

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Chekitan Dev

Chekitan Dev

A leading authority on strategic marketing and brand management, customer loyalty, e-commerce, and Professor at The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

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Jim Gieselman

Expert energy analysis generating practical solutions designed to enhance your sustainable practices and reduce your hotel’s energy consumption.

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Chuck Kelley

Chuck Kelley

Overall responsibility for a portfolio of over 50 hotels. An expert in hotel operations 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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Richard Manzolina

Richard Manzolina

Property Operations and Maintenance Consultant, CEOE

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Art Marshall

Art provides valuation work and exceptional business consulting services to his hospitality clients, focusing on transaction analysis, operational assessments, and budgeting.

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Ralph Miller

Providing integrated consulting solutions and management services to Hospitality industry businesses.

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Stacy Moore

Foodservice Performance Analysis and Strategy Development.

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John Mulrey

Expert in F&B and Operational turnaround performance.

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Albert Pucciarelli

Experienced lawyer in the area of hotel and resort development and operations. Perfect for mediation, expert determination and arbitration of hotel-related issues.

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Preston Rideout

Preston Rideout

My name is Preston Rideout. I'm a nightclub and bar consultant with twenty-two years experience opening and operating venues across the United States, Bahamas, and Mexico.

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Thomas Riegelman

Maximizing Real Estate Value through thoughtful project planning, operational efficiency, resource conservation, and strategic use of capital.

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Stephen Sherf

Expert in assessing the feasibility of hotel projects based on an understanding of competitive factors, the life cycle of hotels, and the realities of hotel financing.

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Romulo Vallejo

Fully bilingual, multicultural Hospitality Operations Specialist. Over 20 years U.S. and Caribbean-Latin American experience leading select, extended, and full-service hotels.

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Peter Yesawich

Specialist in the development, execution and measurement of marketing communications programs for travel, hospitality and lifestyle businesses.

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