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1506 Silver Trail
Napa Valley, California, 94558
United States

Phone: 707 258-0800


Don Winter ISHC, NSA
The Winter Company

Industry Specialty

business valuation
litigation support - expert witness
investment analysis
forensic analysis


conference centre / convention centres
convention hotels
destination resorts
full service hotels
independent hotels
institutional food and beverage
limited / select service hotels
private clubs
resort mixed use developments
restaurants (full, quick and limited service)

Speaker Topics

alternative dispute resolution
asset management
bed and breakfast inns
hospitality appraisals valuation
legal considerations for the hospitality industry
management and leadership
management contracts
sales and marketing
workouts and turnarounds

Geographic Areas

United States, Canada, Mexico


Litigation Strategy, Management Contracts & Leases, Investment Analysis, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development

Past Experience

Partner, Laventhol & Horwath, San Francisco, CA, Numerous Training positions in Hotels & Restaurants, Assistant to the Editor, World Convention Dates Magazine


B.S., Hotel Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 40+ Hours of Continuing Education per year

Professional Memberships


Representative List of Clients

I represent Owners, Operators, Lessors, Lessees, Governmental Agencies, Lenders, for both the Hotel and Restaurant Industries. Clients will be disclosed on a case by case basis. I have completed more than 1,000 engagements during my career, including 400+ dispute resolution assignments

Articles and Publications

Mr. Winter is a frequent speaker and M.C. for hotel, real estate, and financial institution events throughout the United States