Kenneth C Free, MBA, RRP, CMHS

Greenwich, Connecticut

General Specialty

Business Damages
Hotel and Restaurant
Real Estate
Real Estate Development

Specialty Focus

Business Interruption Damages
Casino and Gaming Industry
Construction Lending
Cruise Lines
Hotel Security
Lost Income
Lost Profits
Premises Liability
Property Management
Real Estate Development
Slip & Falls
Standard of Care
Wrongful Death

Primary Areas of Expertise

Hotel & Hospitality

Real Estate Damages

Real Estate Finance

Typical assignments for this expert involve Economic Damages, Lost Profits, Management Agreements, and Standards of Care in Operations (Personal Injuries, Wrongful Deaths). Kenneth Free is a highly credible resource who carries broad and deep knowledge of the hotel business. His perspectives derive from authentic experiences, tempered by an appreciation for the academic and legal concepts pertinent to expert witness assignments. Prior to opening his own firm in 1992, Mr. Free worked in senior positions with three major hotel companies in real estate development, finance, and operations. His last corporate position was as Director of Real Estate Administration for Hilton Worldwide, where he was responsible for review and approval of all acquisition and development projects worldwide and for negotiating certain transactions of key strategic importance to the corporation.

Types of cases served as a Hospitality Expert Witness:

  • Hotel & resort real estate development & financing disputes
  • Hotel & hospitality standard of care (duty of care) issues
  • Hotel and resort architectural, design, and project management issues
  • Hospitality breach of fiduciary duties cases
  • Hotel valuation or damages calculations
  • Hotel lost profits or business interruption damages cases
  • Hotel franchise & licensing disputes
  • Hotel wrongful death
  • Hotel premises liability cases
  • Hotel management disputes
  • Hotel economics and business viability issues
  • Hospitality class actions
  • Developer & project management compensation disputes
  • Timeshare law violations or breach of fiduciary duty by timeshare developer
  • Timeshare deceptive sales practices


  • MBA, University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • BS, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Registered Resort Professional, American Resort Development Assoc.
  • Certified Master Hotel Supplier, American Hotel & Lodging Assoc.

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