Thomas Morone

1800 Century Park East, Suite 600 Los Angeles, CA 90067

About the Expert

I am a hotel and resort expert with 40 years experience in real estate and brokerage, management contracts, franchising, operations, asset management and business valuation. I have considerable experience as a consulting and testifying expert.

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Matters
  • Hotel and Hospitality

Personal Achievements


  • Florida International University, Miami, FL, Bachelor of Science In Hotel Administration


  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of California Since 1995
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of Arizona Since 1999

Special Training

  • CCIM Institute: Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Institute for Conflict Management: Certified Mediator, Arbitrator, Issue Review Board (Conflict Resolution)
  • Los Angeles Community College Teaching Certificate, State of California


  • International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), Chairman Emeritus
  • National Association of Realtors
  • South Bay Association of Realtors


  • “CapEx 2007 Report,” a study of capital expenditures in the hotel industry; Coauthor of report published by International Society of Hospitality Consultants • April 30, 2007
  • “Management Company Land Mines”; Article published in Hotel & Motel Management • February 7, 2005
  • “Promises… Promises: Hotels Need to Keep Promises - Regardless of Who Made Them”; Article published in Hotel & Motel Management • September 16, 2002
  • “Size Matters in the Spa Business” • April 1, 2002
  • "Reality Check: Owners Should Improve Operation Before Selling Hotels; Article published in Hotel & Motel Management", June 4, 2001

Prior assignments

  • Bickel & Brewer, Expert witness for defense relative to corporate procurement practices of a major chain
  • Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks & Lincenberg, P.C., Expert witness for defense regarding potential liability relative to removal of proprietary documents upon employee termination
  • Downey Brand LLP, Expert opinion relative to hotel operating standards and lease obligations
  • Fennemore Craig, P.C., Testifying witness regarding management practices and income and expense allocation for a pooled rental management program at a major resort
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Expert witness on damages for termination of management contracts for four world-class resorts
  • Scandaglia & Ryan, Expert for wrongful termination lawsuit and real estate contract dispute lawsuits
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Expert for wrongful termination/lost income lawsuit regarding partnership interests
  • SNR Denton US LLP, Expert witness relative to damages by virtue of a dissolved real estate partnership
  • Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Placer, Receiver for Highlands Hotel Company, LLC, owner of the 170-room Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe in Truckee, California
  • Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles, Central District, Interim Trustee for Lloyd E. Rigler Revocable Trust, owner of the 40-room Royal Tahitien Hotel in Pirae, Tahiti
  • Thompson Hine LLP, Expert for lost income/damages lawsuit on a branded timeshare project

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