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We deliver reliable, comprehensive solutions to optimize operating capabilities and provide strategic advisory to clients in the retail, restaurant, and hospitality sectors.

Our experts work diligently with clients to improve facility locations, mitigate business interruptions, and advance technology to deliver superior products and offerings. We have significant experience assisting clients ranging from small local restaurants to multinational hotel chains in matters involving health and safety, premise liability, dram shop and social host liability, construction, equipment, compliance, risk mitigation, forensic investigations, restructuring, receivership, and legal disputes. We also support retail organizations in matters related to design/manufacturing defects, warnings/labeling, exposure assessments, and product contamination.

Forensic Accountants &
Economists
Construction Consultants, Engineers & Materials Scientists
Toxicologists, Industrial Hygienists & EH&S Experts
Product Liability &
Safety Experts
EXPERTS IN FORENSIC
INVESTIGATIONS
Forensic Accountants &
Economists
Construction Consultants, Engineers & Materials Scientists
Toxicologists, Industrial Hygienists & EH&S Experts
Product Liability &
Safety Experts
EXPERTS IN FORENSIC
INVESTIGATIONS

Specialized Expertise for the Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Industry:

Our experts advise restaurants and bars, hotels, casinos, developers, insurance companies, investors, legal counsel, lenders, risk managers, and operators throughout the hospitality industry.

We also deliver specialized expertise to retailers, consumer brands, grocery stores, processing companies, convenience stores/gas stations, distributors, manufacturers, merchandisers, packaging facilities, suppliers, service providers, and wholesalers across the globe.

Our highly trained and experienced team of chemists, toxicologists, industrial hygienists, materials scientists, product liability and safety experts, intellectual property strategists, brand experts, forensic accountants, economists, construction consultants, engineers, and contents and inventory damages experts develop and implement strategies that address our clients’ needs.

Learn more about the expertise we deliver to clients in the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries below.

Financial Expertise

Financing / Investment Transactions
  • Independent Strategic, Market, Commercial & Technical Due Diligence
  • Project Financing, Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Securitizing Transactions Through Complex Insurance Products
Forensic Accounting & Economics
  • Asset, Portfolio & Business Valuations
  • Calculating Business Interruption & Economic Damages
  • Commercial, Labor & Employment Disputes
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Cyber Damages
  • ESOP Valuation & Consulting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fraud & Financial Crime Investigations
  • Intellectual Property Damages
  • Inventory, Recall & Spoiled Goods Valuations
  • Labor & Employment Disputes & Transactional Data Analysis
  • Lost Inventory / Stock & Profits
  • Quantification of Product Liability Damages
  • Tangible & Intangible Asset Valuations
Loan / Investment Workouts & Restructuring
  • Construction Cost, Schedule, Finance & EPC Assurance
  • Proactive Pre-Default or Reactive Post-Default
  • Project & Corporate Loan Workout Economics
Portfolio Strategy
  • Market Balance for Securitized Risk, Insurance & Complex Claims
  • Portfolio & Capital Model Optimization
  • Portfolio Strategic Review
  • Regulatory Compliance & Asset Review
Restructuring, Turnaround & Receivership
  • Brand Valuations
  • Enhancing Cash Flow
  • Ensuring Operational Efficiencies
  • Enterprise & Intellectual Property Valuations
  • Interim Management
  • Maximizing Ultimate Recovery for Businesses in Distress
  • Stabilizing & Optimizing Financial & Operational Performance
  • Store Closings

Risk & Advisory Expertise

Investigative Services
  • Business Intelligence
  • Compliance & Regulatory Consulting
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Cyber Security Consulting & Digital Investigation
  • Digital Forensics
  • eDiscovery
  • Financial Statement Misstatements / Auditor Conduct Investigations
  • Forensic Data Analytics
  • Fraud Investigations
  • Global Sanctions Compliance
  • Information Governance & Data Privacy Consulting
  • Integrity Monitoring
  • Investigative Due Diligence
  • Security Risk Management
  • Solvency Evaluations
  • Supply Chain Integrity
Regulatory Advisory
  • Certificates of Public Convenience Assistance
  • Environmental Mandate Strategy
  • Expert Testimony
  • Integrated Resource Planning Support
  • Rate Case Strategy, Preparation & Training
Strategic Advisory
  • Alternatives Identification & Evaluations
  • Business Case Development & Communication
  • Competition, Market & Regulatory Assessments
  • Complex Insurance Claims & Risk Engineering Solutions
  • Government Relations Advisory
  • Risk Management & Contingency Planning
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Sustainability & ESG Services
Transactional Advisory
  • Asset, Portfolio & Business Valuations
  • Investment Banking
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Patent Transactions
  • Technical, Economic & Financial Due Diligence

Technical & Scientific Expertise

Construction
  • Construction Claims Services
  • Construction Defect Investigations
  • Due Diligence & Facility Condition Assessments
  • Exposure & Vulnerability Assessments
  • Project Support Services for New Construction, Expansions & Remediation
  • Property Damage Assessments
  • Third-Party Scheduling Services
Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Asbestos & Lead Assessments, Protocols & Monitoring
  • Cannabis
  • Consumer Product Liability & Safety
  • Contamination & Exposure Liability
  • Contamination & Off-Spec Analysis
  • Corrective Action & Compliance Support
  • Dram Shop & Liquor Liability
  • Emergency Response
  • Environmental / Natural Resources Impact Assessment & Permitting
  • Environmental Assessments & Remediation Protocols
  • Environmental Due Diligence Assessments (Phase I & Phase II)
  • Environmental Remediation
  • ESG & EHS Digital Solutions
  • Fate & Transport of Chemicals
  • Foodborne Illness or Foreign Objects, Toxicology & Epidemiology
  • Grow House Damage Assessments
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Industrial Hygiene (Assessments, Testing & Mitigation)
    • Mold, Asbestos, Lead-Based Paint, Water Quality (Drinking Water) & Indoor Air Quality
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Legionella
  • Mold Assessments & Remediation Protocols
  • Product Stewardship
  • Safety Plans & Training, Corrective Action & Regulatory Compliance Support
  • Sustainability & ESG Services
  • Waterborne Illnesses
Equipment Consulting
  • Comparable Replacement Equipment Analysis, Identification of Upgrades
  • Contents & Inventory Evaluations
  • Design, Building Code & Industrial Standards (NFPA, UL, Etc.) Analysis
  • Desk Reviews
  • Equipment & Systems Damage Assessments
  • Equipment Inventory / Configuration Determination
  • Equipment Remediation Protocols & Solutions
  • Forensic Cause of Loss / Failure Analysis
  • Machinery & Equipment Breakdown
  • Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) Engineering Services
  • Quantifying Contamination Levels to Equipment / Systems
  • RCV & ACV Pricing / Evaluate Repair Proposals
  • Repair Versus Replacement Analysis
  • Solutions for Re-Establishing Production Capabilities (Minimize / Mitigate BI)
  • System Contamination Level Analysis
Forensic Engineering & Specialized Investigations
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Biomechanical Investigations
  • Building Envelope Assessments
  • Civil & Structural Engineering
  • Code Upgrade & Compliance
  • Design & Defects Analysis
  • Failure & Collapse Analysis
  • Fire & Explosion Investigations
  • Geology / Geophysics
  • Human Factors Analysis
  • Materials Testing & Failure Analysis
  • Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) Assessments
  • Moisture Intrusion & Ventilation Investigations
  • Premises Liability & ADA
  • Product Liability Investigations
  • Roof Inspections & Determination of Damage
  • Seismic Evaluations
  • Slip / Trip / Fall
  • Standard of Care
  • Structural Condition Assessments
  • Visualization Services
 
A Selection of Our Experts’ Experience
     
 
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