Mr. Maurice Robinson

Maurice Robinson & Associates LLC
28 Dover Place
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Web Site
Phone: (310) 640-9656
Fax: (310) 640-9276

• Hotel and real estate industry business issues expert with 30 years consulting experience
resolving disputes between owner-operator, borrower-lender, tenant-landlord and franchisee-franchisor.
• CRE, ASA, ISHC, certified appraiser, trained arbitrator & mediator.
• Recipient of top award for real estate consultants and appraisers for valuing the Grand
Canyon National Park.
• Fluent in ground & building leases; management contracts; franchise agreements; partnership & JV agreements; concession contracts; development agreements and loan docs.
• Expert witness testimony; litigation strategy, consultation and support; damage calculations; lost profits analysis; real estate appraisals; deal structuring; workouts; bankruptcy; new development planning; market demand assessment; acquisition due diligence; and economic, market, financial & investment analysis.
• Can estimate damages and appraise property values under multiple scenarios.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: BA, Economics, Macalester College; Masters of Public Administration, municipal finance & Private/public partnerships, University of Southern California; State-Certified General Real Property Appraiser in CA; FINRA Arbitrator.

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC); Counselors of Real Estate (CRE); American Society of Appraisers (ASA); Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA).

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Annual Guest Lecturer to MBA Real Estate Investment Analysis class at Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Over 25 speaking engagements at Hotel and Real Estate Industry Conferences and seminars; topics include Greening of the Hotel Industry; Hotel Development; Public-Private Partnerships; International Hotel Opportunities; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Litigation Support Services; Arbitration Opportunities; and How to Value Improvements in a National Park.

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Over 50 times.

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Hotel and Real Estate business issues, including market, economic and financial feasibility; valuation/appraisal; bankruptcy; workouts; new development; hotel operations; management and marketing; franchising; ground leases; and concession contracts.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: About 50%.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: The other 50%.

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Over 40.

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Within the last year.

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: At least fifteen.

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 7 Superior/State Court jury trials; 3 bench trials; 2 US bankruptcy court appearances; 7 arbitrations; and 3 mediations.

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: At least twenty.

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert witness testimony; litigation strategy, consultation and support; damage calculations; lost profits analysis; real estate appraisals; deal structuring; workouts; new development; strategic planning; market demand assessment; acquisition due diligence; and economic, financial and investment analysis.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $500 to $600 per hour.

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $500 to $600 per hour.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $500 to $600 per hour.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $500 to $600 per hour.

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses, report production, purchase of data, and postage and delivery charges.

References

References for R. Maurice Robinson, ISHC, CRE, ASA

Eric Rowen; Greenberg Traurig, Los Angeles; Tel: 310-586-3855

Bob Feldman, Quinn, Emanuel, Redwood City, CA: Tel: 650-801-5069

Dennis Daley; Daley & Heft, Solana Beach, CA; Tel. 858-755-5666

DJ Williams; Stoel Rives LLP, Salt Lake City, UT; Tel: 801-578-6963

Dan Rasmussen; Payne & Fears LLP, Irvine, CA; Tel: 949-797-1255

Lars Hanslin; U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC; Tel: 301-654-0030

Gerald Smith; Lewis & Roca, Phoenix, AZ; Tel. 602-262-5348

Mike Piscitelli; Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Tel: 954-728-1270

Mike Plati, Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, Phoenix, AZ; Tel: 602-285-5094

George Berger, Allen Matkins LLP, San Diego, CA; Tel: 619-233-1155

Irv Grant; Monterey County Counsel, Salinas, CA; Tel. 831-755-5045

Ed Szczepkowski, Brown, Winfield & Canzoneri, Los Angeles; Tel: 213-687-2152

Tom Nunziato, Nunziato Buckley Weber, LLP, Los Angeles, CA; Tel: 310-444-3201

Don Wall, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Phoenix, AZ; Tel: 602-528-4005

Eric Landau; McDermott, Will & Emery, Irvine, CA; Tel. 949-757-7162

John Shimada; Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, Los Angeles, CA; Tel. 213-680-5058

Leslie Jordon; Hersh, Mannis & Bogen, LLP, Beverly Hills, CA; Tel. 310-786-1910

Alisa Morganthal Lever; Christiansen, Miller, Los Angeles, CA. Tel: 310-282-6287

Bruce Beach; Best, Best & Krieger, San Diego, CA Tel: 619-525-1335

Mohammed Ghods, Ross, Dixon & Bell LLP, Irvine, CA; Tel: 949-622-2700

James Bickerton; Bickerton, Saunders, Dang & Sullivan, Honolulu, Hawaii; Tel: 808-599-3811