Introducing:

Leon Gottlieb

USA-International Franchise, Restaurant & Hotel Consultants

4601 Sendero Place
Tarzana CA, 91356
US

Short Description:
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.

HANDS-ON-EXPERIENCE
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 WITNESS EXPERIENCE
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.

EDUCATION, HONORS, ASSOCIATIONS & VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
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

ARBITRATION:
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

MEMBERSHIPS
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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