Firm Overview

SKIP STEARNS                                                                          STRATHAM, NH

Associate Offices in Arizona, Florida, Louisiana,
Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Recognizing the increasing number of attorneys in need of a hotel expert to guide
them through hotel and hospitality industry standards and practices, career-long
hotel executives Steve and Skip Stearns formed THE HOTEL EXPERTS, LLC (THE)
in 2002.  Today, Skip Stearns leads a collaborative of highly experienced hotel and
hospitality professionals.  Their varied backgrounds and collective expertise afford
inquiring attorneys a broader knowledge base than the typical sole practitioner
serving as a hotel expert, litigation consultant or expert witness.  

Building on the advantages of offering more than one hotel expert to the specialized
needs of each lawsuit, THE HOTEL EXPERTS, LLC practice has grown to include
specialized experts in Boston, New Orleans, Phoenix, Portsmouth (NH), Portland (ME)
and Tampa.  In addition to the basics of day-to-day standards and practices in hotel
operations, THE’s associates offer professional experience in restaurants, bars, food
and beverage services including catering and alcohol sales, hiring, termination,
supervision and human resources management, premises liability, safety, security,
emergency procedures, accounting, taxation and valuation, professional training,
teaching and cultural diversity, standards development and inspection for
compliance, corporate behavior, brand management and franchising.  THE HOTEL
EXPERTS, LLC works with attorneys to determine who is most knowledgeable and
location appropriate to deliver effective support in each case.    

THE HOTEL EXPERTS, LLC has been disclosed in over 100 cases covering 35
states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  THE has
appeared both for and against hotel properties, owners, operators, franchisors and
individual litigants.   

THE HOTEL EXPERTS, LLC is skilled at research and developing recommendations
for discovery and deposition questioning.  As litigation consultants, THE can provide
strategic direction.  As testifying expert witnesses, THE associates deliver unbiased
opinions and reports as well as impartial testimony at deposition and trial.

THE HOTEL EXPERTS, LLC maintains a library of North American hotel company
operating standards manuals, university level textbooks used to train aspiring hotel,
restaurant and hospitality executives and relevant industry articles published in the
most visible hotel industry trade publications.

Hourly fees may be obtained by contacting Skip Stearns.  Retention of THE HOTEL
EXPERTS, LLC is only effective upon receipt of retainer.  Minimums, retainer
amounts and other applicable terms and conditions may be disclosed and agreed
upon prior to retention.
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(603) 778-0110


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