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Alan Someck

Restaurant Expert Witness

Providing Professional Expert Witness Services

For the Hospitality Industry

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   About Alan Someck 


              Alan Someck’s 42 years of experience in the hospitality industry as an owner, operator, consultant and teacher has given him the in depth practical knowledge to provide highly professional and thorough expert witness reports, depositions and testimony.  For the past 14 years, he has been a full time Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City as well as previously being an Adjunct Professor of Hospitality Management at the New York Institute of Technology.   Alan has had 25 years of experience as a full time operator in fine dining and fast casual restaurants.  Through his active consulting firm, Keystone Hospitality Solutions, he has helped develop a wide variety of restaurant concepts ranging from cafes to full service restaurants as well as being a food service operations analyst for organizations such as the U.S. State Department, U.S. Patent Office and the F.A.A.  Alan has been awarded 7 grants from the Environmental Protection Agency and New York State to work on sustainability issues within the hospitality industry.  He also has ownership interest in Jimbo’s Naturally, a highly successful chain of San Diego based Natural Food Markets.  Alan has organized and presented at workshops, conferences and training programs for the New York State Restaurant Association and has been a national keynote speaker and author of hospitality related business articles on hospitality management strategies, food service operations and franchising.  He has been featured in a variety of industry media publications such as and Full Service Restaurant Magazine.  Alan is a Nationally Certified Trainer in ServSafe Food Safety and ServSafe Alcohol.


            Alan has been a legal expert witness in a wide variety of cases related to the hospitality field including:

  • Restaurant Operations                              

  • Restaurant Income and Profit Analysis

  • Hospitality Slips and Falls and Customer and Employee Safety 

  • Restaurant Wages and Tips Issues 

  • Food Safety 

  • Alcohol Service Liabilities 

  • Hospitality Harassment and Discrimination

  • Restaurant Training 

  • Business Damages and Restaurant Feasibility Studies





Guiding Work Principles

        We've come to understand and respect the highly pressurized environment of attorneys                       dealing with legal issues in the hospitality industry and diligently provide you with                                          superiorexpert witness related work and highly responsive services:

                                                           *Professional and Thorough

                                                           *Prompt and Timely Response and Reporting

                                                           *Respect for Your Investment

                                                           *Accommodating  and Easy to Work With

                                                          Industry Related Feature Articles

                                       Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry: Pervasive and Preventable  

                                        Restaurant and Hotel Safety: Keys to Preventing Accidents and Incidents

                                                The Restaurant Food Safety Challenge: Failure Is Not an Option

                                                  Transformational Leadership in the Restaurant Industry

                                    Call for a complimentary review of your case: 516.448.1504


                     CONTACT US

Alan Someck



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