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Let’s Talk About: Judges, Mediators and Settlement Planning

Judges and mediators play important, but distinctive, roles in settlement planning. So it may have surprised some attendees that a recent Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) 2021 Annual Conference virtual presentation advertised as the “Judiciary Panel: Planning from the Court’s Perspective” featured two mediators (one a retired judge) and focused on mediation not judicial issues. Skillfully moderated...

Let’s Talk About: Structuring Attorney Fees

Plaintiff attorneys are continuing to gain an understanding of the benefits of structuring their attorney fees, a unique tool, solely available to their profession, that offers an exclusive and excellent way to enhance financial security, both now and in the future. Structured attorney fees, which can defer taxes on contingency fees, allow plaintiff attorneys to...

Free Download: Attorney Fee Checklist

Plaintiff attorneys, this blog post is for you. You take care of your clients, but who’s taking care of your business? Believe it or not, a structured settlement can actually help both you and your client. Attorneys may think of structured settlements as an outdated or unfamiliar settlement technique and most plaintiffs’ frame of reference...

5 Things Every Attorney Should Know About Structuring Attorney Fees

Most plaintiff attorneys have a fundamental understanding about structured settlements and the benefits structured settlements can provide to their clients. Many plaintiff attorneys, however, are less familiar with potential advantages structured fees can offer for their own financial and retirement planning. Here are five things every attorney should know about structuring his or her attorney fees – recognizing that the following discussion...