Appraisal Reports & Expert Witness

Appraisal Reports & Expert Witness

Chai Consulting is a recognized expert appraiser for IRS donations, insurance (coverage or loss), asset division (divorce), estate valuations and valuation information in advanced of potential sales.

Maureen Downey has provided expert witness reporting and testimony to the Department of Justice in the sentencing of convicted counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan, wine valuation and expert witness testimony on behalf of JJ’s restaurant in Kansas City, Mo, and testified on behalf of Bill Koch in his successful lawsuit against Eric Greenberg.

She works closely with federal and local agencies on wine fraud and wine counterfeiting cases and has consulted on such high profile cases as the Premier Cru bankruptcy and fraud resulting in US$70million in undelivered wine, The French Laundry wine theft and the successful conviction of several other wine fraudsters.

She continues to work with authorities to help bring to justice those who would defraud wine consumers, vendors and producers.

Contact Maureen for expert witness services in areas including:

  • Wine & spirits valuation: present & historical
  • Wine & spirits market trends, present & historical
  • Wine & spirits storage & logistics
  • Wine & spirits fraud & financial related frauds
  • Wine & spirits authentication
  • Wine & spirits production, distribution & packaging

Maureen Downey is internationally recognized as an authority in global wine markets, wine valuation, wine and spirits authentication and fraud.

Maureen Downey is internationally recognized as an authority in global wine markets, wine valuation, and wine authentication and wine fraud.

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