Since 1992, Stanley Turkel has provided expert witness services to attorneys specializing in hotel-related litigation. He has served as an expert consultant and/or witness in more than 40 cases.
His extensive hotel operating experience makes him highly regarded by attorneys who are litigating cases that involve:
- Hurricane damage and/or business interruption cases
- Franchisee/franchisor disputes
- Management contract disagreements
- Wrongful deaths
- Fire and other catastrophes
- Slip and fall accidents
- Hotel security issues
- Dram shop requirements
Unlike other industries, the hotel world has a unique set of business relationships such as outright ownership, franchise agreements, management contracts and time share arrangements, all of which need to be understood in the event of litigation.
Since more than 65% of hotels are franchised, a hotel expert should be thoroughly familiar with franchise license agreements and franchise disclosure documents. Mr. Turkel is one of the most widely-published hotel consultants in the United States with more than half of his 275 published articles dealing with franchising.
A knowledgeable hotel expert can provide an attorney with a thorough understanding of hotel industry standards and practices. Turkel provides thorough research, expert report writing, thoughtful testimony and indispensable litigation support assistance.