NAPA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The wildfires that raged in Northern California this past fall displaced thousands of people and resulted in billions of dollars in property damage — and several well-known wineries were in the path of the destruction. SunPoint Public Adjusters has worked with many wineries and was recently complemented by the General Counsel of Duckhorn Portfolio, Sean Sullivan. Founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has been crafting classic Napa Valley wines for 40 years. Duckhorn Vineyards has been named one of the “Top 100 Wineries” in the world seven times by Wine & Spirits, and the 2014 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot Three Palms Vineyard was named the “2017 Wine of the Year,” by Wine Spectator. To respond to the new challenges, Sean Sullivan, Esq., assumed the role of crisis manager in addition to his regular responsibilities since joining the Duckhorn Portfolio in early 2019 as its first general counsel and chief administrative officer.
Sullivan’s skills in crisis management were tested early. Shortly after joining Duckhorn, an event triggered Sullivan to retain specialized experts to help with a complicated insurance claim. He chose SunPoint Public Adjusters Inc., which specializes in advocating for policyholders on large complex first-party commercial claims.
SunPoint Public Adjusters Inc.'s Masood Khan led a team that worked directly with Sullivan to help marshall a myriad of intricate issues. “Sean has a keen ability to maintain a profound understanding of sophisticated facts and legal matters from the 60,000-feet perspective while commanding the nuances from the weeds,” says Masood Khan. “It was an inspiration to see the respect Sean has garnered from his colleagues and counterparts and we are honored to have been an intricate part of Sean’s go-to team of insurance experts.” Sean Sullivan has been recognized as a rising star for his insights as Duckhorn’s Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel and in this article from Vanguard Law Magazine.
SunPoint Public Adjusters Inc. and its seasoned experts have been working with wineries for many years. It is an industry that has needed the help of professionals at SunPoint Public Adjusters for advice with insurance claims.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to help wineries with their insurance claim needs,” said Masood Khan, Executive Vice President, at SunPoint Public Adjusters, Inc. “Claims involving wineries require years of experience and industry know-how. Our team understands the nuances of the wine industry so that we can best advocate for our valued clients no matter where they are or what disaster befalls them.” Masood Khan stated that SunPoint Public Adjusters Inc. is recognized by its clients for “providing a level of expertise that goes toe-to-toe with the insurance company to advocate not only for our client’s bottom-line but more importantly so the Executive C-Suite Decision Makers can focus on their company, brand label, and minimize suspension of operations in the face of calamity.”
Experts from SunPoint Public Adjusters, Inc. exclusively advocate for businesses or homeowners who are affected or sustain damage to their property by disasters or other covered circumstances. Masood Khan advised that their “deep bench of seasoned experts collaborate with captains of industries and business owners to represent their best interests with their insurance companies. We evaluate the coverages, prepare a comprehensive claim, and work with our clients to achieve favorable recoveries according to a broad range of options available according to an insurance policy’s terms.” Masood Khan stated that SunPoint Public Adjusters Inc. always has the client’s interest in mind to “properly avoid any land mines through a complicated claim and negotiation process.” At SunPoint Public Adjusters Inc.“our job first and foremost is to protect the business owner’s interest and make sure they are treated fairly during a challenging time to avoid suspension of operations and expeditiously work with insurers to resolve their financial losses,” added Masood Khan.
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About SunPoint Public Adjusters, Inc.: SunPoint Public Adjusters, Inc. are professional loss consultants, commonly known as Public Adjusters. We are licensed in over 30 states to represent the interest of policyholders after a disaster. Our team consists of industry-expert Licensed Public Adjusters, construction experts and estimators, inventory specialists, Certified Forensic Accountants, equipment, and machinery experts. Our role is to prepare, present, and favorably negotiate the claim with only our client’s best interest at heart. Unlike insurance companies, we are advocates only for the insured. Our team ensures you are properly represented and get the recovery necessary to make you whole after a loss. We focus on your insurance claim so you can focus on rebuilding your home, your business, and your life.
About Masood Khan: Masood brings decades of insurance, legal and claims expertise to the clients at SunPoint Public Adjusters, Inc. At SunPoint Public Adjusters, Inc., Masood Khan shares his passion for advocating on behalf of commercial professionals and homeowners who have suffered catastrophic losses and need a professional and dedicated advocate on their side to level the playing field. Masood’s attention to detail, industry expertise and unwavering commitment to adding a personal touch to every insurance claim has created a legacy of gratitude and praise by the previous clients who have become lifetime friends.