Leonard J. Backer
has over 28 years of extensive and successful Seating, Tables and Furniture Industry
experience in all key areas. Mr. Backer has been directly involved in the design and development of 250+ seating and table collections. He specializes in Private Label Manufacturing, Sourcing, and Product Development
Mr. Backer provides aggressive Expert Witness and Litigation Support services to attorneys, insurers and businesses for Plaintiff or Defense. He performs site inspections, detailed product reviews and incident analyses. He has worked with law firms and insurance companies to develop and coordinate strategies for various types of legal actions and lawsuits. Very strong hospitality background.
Mr. Backer has extensive experience with hotel, restaurant, cruise ship, retail store and senior living incidents. Personal Injury and Product Liability Cases. He provides detailed analyses, written opinions, and expert witness reports for clients throughout the U.S. Strong proven deposition and court testimony.
Areas of Expertise
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- Furniture Based Disputes, Claims, or Legal Actions
- Chair Failures
- Seating Product Liability
- Personal Injury
- Purchasing Disputes
- Seating Product Design / Performance Issues
- Design Knockoffs
|Sales Rep. Commission DisputesDesigner RoyaltiesExclusive Distribution AgreementsProduct EvaluationWarranty IssuesProduct Launch FailuresPrivate Label Development AgreementsEvaluation of Management Performance|
Many restaurants, independent hotels and timeshare resorts have much tighter budgets these days when it comes to purchasing seating for their properties. At the same time, there seem to be many “attractive” options available for their chairs, barstools and benches...
Having worked with attorneys in over 40 injury cases related to chairs (wood, metal, fully upholstered, plastic, aluminum, swivel, fixed mounted, outdoor), dining tables, occasional tables, bar stools, booths and banquettes; I felt the need to try and "clear the air" and save substantial time and resources for both plaintiff and defense sides moving forward.
Basic but very important points which could help minimize owners' liability and financial exposure to accident and personal injury claims on their premises.