Leon Gottlieb

USA-International Franchise, Restaurant & Hotel Consultants

4601 Sendero Place
Tarzana CA, 91356

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EW #260 has over 45 years of hands-on experience in all phases of the restaurant, hotel and franchising industries.
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Established 1969, EW #260 & Associates offers specialized consultation and expert witness expertise to clients in the USA and internationally.

Formerly, Owner-operator, 210 seat, full service restaurant
Partner, Vice-President, National Restaurant & Operations & Franchising Director of International House of Pancakes, IHOP
President, Copper Penny Family Restaurant Chain (24 hour concept)

EW #260'sexpertise and responsibilities enabled IHOP to go public, be traded on the NYSE and expand multi-nationally. His direct involvement included unique restaurant operational systems, customer standards of care, franchisor - franchisee relations, training, manuals, site selection, equipment, advertising and promotions... incorporated into the 22-division conglomerate; volume in excess of $150 million, employing thousands and licensing of over 1,200 franchisees.

He has served as a Director and officer of foodservice, hotel and franchise corporations;
Instructor at UCLA & LA Community Colleges (27 years);
Editor - Publisher "Bottom Line" newsletter (11 years);
Monthly columnist, Restaurant Business Magazine, NY (20 years);
Author: three trade/textbooks: Seminar Speaker... continuing to present as Consultant and Expert Witness in all types of restaraunts, hotels and franchises.

Expert testimony: all types of restaurants, hotels, retail, commissaries, food products, brokerage, deli/frozen foods, manufacturing, distribution, site selection, shopping malls/food courts, safety, security, manuals, multi-level marketing, damage assessment, appraisal , profit & loss, standard operating procedures, controls, systems in all types of fast food and restaurant operations, franchisor-franchisee relations and license agreements.

Hehas held positions in the following organizations:
International House of Pancakes
Pioneer Take Out Corporation
Numero Uno Franchise Corporation
Accountant's Overload, Inc.
Bobby McGee's Conglomeration
Kaboby-Mexican Dan's, Inc.
China Grove Restaurants, Inc.
Royal Inns of America, Inc.

Graduate, Sawyer Business College (Los Angeles)
Instructor: UCLA and Los Angeles Community Colleges
Action Committee, National Restaurant Association
California restaurant Association Past president: Frozen Food Council of California Who's Who in America Volunteer Executive: International Executive Service Corps and Citizens for Democracy Corps serving in: Egypt, Latvia, Mexico, Poland
Certified ServSafe, National Restaurant Association Food Safety Program
Past President Frozen Food Council of California

American Arbitration Association (since 1972)
Superior Municipal Courts of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, San Fernando Valley, CA
The California State Bar (attorney-client fee dispute resolution)
The Center for International Commercial Arbitration
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration/Mediation, Geneva, Switzerland

National Restaurant Association
California Restaurant Association
The American Hotel/Motel Association

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Expert Designation Fee: $1,000
Retainer Policy: 1,500
Non-Testimonial: $400.00 per hour
Testimonial: Testimonial Advance Deposit $1,500 ; $400.00 per hour
Travel Policy: at cost
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