Alan Someck

Restaurant Expert Witness

Providing Professional Expert Witness Services

For the Hospitality Industry

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   About Alan Someck 

        Alan Someck's 36 years experience in the food industry as an owner, operator, consultant and teacher has given him the in depth knowledge to provide highly professional and thorough expert witness reports, depositions and testimony. 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 Safety 

  • Restaurant Wages and Tips Issues 

  • Food Safety 

  • Alcohol Service Liabilities 

  • Hospitality Harassment and Discrimination

  • Restaurant Training 

  • Business Damages and Restaurant Feasibility Studies


       For the past 11 years, Alan has been a full time instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City and an Adjunct Professor of Hospitality Management at the New York Institute of Technology.   Alan has had 25 years of extensive experience as an operator in fine dining and fast casual restaurants.  Through his 2 companies, Keystone Hospitality Solutions and Food Startup Help, he has been a consultant to help develop and turn around a wide variety of restaurant concepts as well as consulting to bring new food products to market.  Alan has also been awarded 7 grants from the Federal Government and New York State to work on sustainability issues within the hospitality industry.   Alan has organized workshops, conferences and training programs for the New York State Restaurant Association and has been a speaker and author of hospitality related business articles on management strategies, food service operations and franchising.  He has been featured in a variety of business media publications such as, Full Service Restaurant Magazine and Franchise KnowHow.  In addition, Alan has ownership interest in a highly successful chain of San Diego based Natural Food Markets. Alan is a Nationally Certified Trainer in ServSafe Food Safety and ServSafe Alcohol.



Guiding Work Principles

We've come to understand the highly pressurized environment of attorneys in the hospitality industry and work diligently to provide you with superior 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

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                                        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

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