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Primary Area of Expertise

Hotels/Resorts

Expert Witness Profile

Mr. Free is a highly credible resource for attorneys seeking an expert with both broad and deep knowledge in the hotel business. Prior to opening his own firm in 1992, Mr. Free worked in senior positions with three major hotel companies in real estate development, finance, and operations. Since then, he has been engaged for scores of assignments by hotel companies and developers for real-world hotel projects, as well as many expert witness assignments. His perspectives derive from authentic experiences, tempered by an appreciation for academic and legal concepts pertinent to expert witness assignments.

Key areas of consulting and expert effectiveness are –
* Development Planning
* Financial Feasibility
* Project Financing
* Management and Operations
* Economic Damages, Lost Profits, and Business Interruption
* Brand/System Affiliation or Conversion Issues; Management Contracts & Franchising
* Management or Marketing Company Dispute Resolution
* Standards of Care

Education & Licenses

MBA, RRP, CMHS - Certified Master Hotel Supplier, CREB