Paul E. Breene, a member of the Procor Risk Colloquium and Partner at Reed Smith LLP shares his firm’s 2017 California Wildfires Relief Resources Guide authored by: David E. Weiss, Cristina M. Shea, and Whitney D. Ross.

Paul is a partner in the Insurance Recovery Group. He has been recognized by Chambers USA through 2017: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for being able to “appreciate the important issues and knows how to organize a case accordingly” and “able to properly communicate the issues to the judge and his adversaries. ”Paul currently represents clients seeking insurance coverage under various types of policies against their insurance companies that have disclaimed or delayed providing such coverage. Paul has both extensive trial and appellate experience in the area of insurance coverage.

The guide is an important resource for families and individuals impacted by this season’s wildfires in California, who will generally have claims for fire, smoke and/or ash damage to their homes, property within their homes, and automobiles. The guide covers the below topics and more.  The full PDF  can be downloaded here>.

  • First Steps After a Wildfire
  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Auto Insurance
  • FEMA Disaster Assistance
  • Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Disaster Loan
  • Assistance with Landlord or Tenant Issues
  • Immediate Foreclosure Relief
  • Mortgage Insurance for Destroyed/Damaged Homes
  • Replacing Original Documents
  • Tips on Hiring a Contractor
  • Finding a Lawyer and Legal Assistance
  • Unemployment Assistance