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; landlord and tenant issues; eminent domain takings, bankruptcy and/or foreclosure issues; real estate tax appeals and zoning issues; and more.
As a developer, owner, operator, investor or other senior level executive in the hotel, resort, restaurant, bar and night club, gaming and special event industries, it is nearly impossible to avoid legal disputes. 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
• Safety and Security
• Alcoholic Beverage and Food Safety
• Labor Issues
• Employee Wage, Training, Supervision
Cayuga’s Hospitality Expert Witnesses are available to be engaged by defendants as well as plaintiffs. In addition, with their depth of experience and knowledge of all areas of the hotel, resort and foodservice industries, our Hospitality Expert Witnesses are also excellent resources for developing policies and procedures, and establishing 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.
Prior to litigation, Cayuga Hospitality experts are able to conduct Hospitality Mediation and Arbitration services. Cayuga’s hospitality industry authorities who are also attorneys and/or Supreme Court Certified hospitality mediators and arbitration experts, are an excellent resource when seeking to resolve a dispute before escalating to litigation, or prior to trial.
Learn more about how the Cayuga Members can use their experience as hospitality expert witnesses and in hospitality mediation to help you with your issues.
Our Hospitality Expert Witness Consultants
Senior advisor for multi-use projects for International brands, independent owners/developers on hospitality operations,
Our team of Israeli and American security experts can provide the extra-protective security layer needed for today's growing terrorism threats to the hospitality industry.
Hospitality tax executive advising clients on strategic tax planning initiatives, M&A, joint ventures, restructurings, and establishment of international operations.
Actively engaged with hotel ownership groups, intermediaries and start-ups in the areas of revenue, pricing, and marketing management.
A leading authority on strategic marketing and brand management, customer loyalty, e-commerce, and Professor at The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
Hospitality fraud investigator (recovering millions) and compliance consultant specializing in developing and assessing fraud prevention and internal controls for hotels.
Deep experience in workouts, asset management, lender and litigation support, and deal structuring, providing candid advice to lawyers, developers, lenders and owners.
An expert in hotel operations, optimizing financial performance, strategic positioning and brand management, from select service to the luxury tier.
Foodservice expert specializing in airports and other non-traditional venues, Stacy assists clients with performance analysis and strategy development.
My name is Preston Rideout. I'm a nightclub and bar consultant and expert witness with twenty-two years experience opening and operating venues across the United States, Bahamas, and Mexico.
Maximizing Real Estate Value through thoughtful project planning, operational efficiency, resource conservation, and strategic use of capital.
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.
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.
Fully bilingual, multicultural Hospitality Operations Specialist. Over 20 years U.S. and Caribbean-Latin American experience leading select, extended, and full-service hotels.
Specialist in the development, execution and measurement of marketing communications programs for travel, hospitality and lifestyle businesses.