Category Archives: SETTLEMENT CONSULTING

Compliance Strategies for Closing Cases in 2020 and Beyond

Suffering even a moderate personal physical injury can create difficult challenges both financially and emotionally for even the strongest among us. However, what happens when someone suffers a serious or catastrophic personal physical injury? Do they get the proper counsel regarding the form of the settlement to protect their current assets, preserve public benefits, and…

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The Curious Case of a Loudoun County Man: Why you always need a plaintiff settlement planner to assist with a structured settlement

July 7, 2020 By Jason D. Lazarus, J.D., LL.M., MSCC, CSSC In a recent Washington Post article, an egregious story of embezzlement was detailed involving personal injury settlements for children whose parents had died due to medical malpractice.  The settlements stemmed from cases against the federal government who in turn had hired the Pension Company,…

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Today Planning is More Critical than Ever

March 24, 2020 Now, more than ever, proper settlement planning is critical for disabled clients.  Protecting their recovery should be top of mind and a high priority given the turbulence in our global markets.  There are always going to be ups and downs in the financial markets.  The real estate market has crashed.  The tech…

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Representing Clients with Government Benefits

Jason D. Lazarus, J.D., LL.M., CSSC, MSCC If you are confused by the myriad of government benefit programs that many clients receive as a result of being a personal injury victim, don’t worry as you are not alone.  Most times personal injury victims are not sure either about the benefits they receive and can confuse…

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Protecting the Settlements of Undocumented Workers & Claimants

B. Josh Pettingill The feeling can be overwhelming for any claimant who receives a large windfall of settlement money, but more so for an unbanked, undocumented worker who is unfamiliar with common banking laws in the United States. There is a large contingent of undocumented workers living in the US, most notably from Mexico and…

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The Most Common Types of Mass Tort Cases Part 2

In this two-part article, we are discussing the most common types of mass tort cases. By design, mass tort cases help trial attorneys consolidate the best interest of several people (claimants) who suffered damages into a civil action against the entity that caused this occurrence (the defendant). Because this is an extremely tedious and time-consuming…

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Planning for Liquidity is Critical to the Settlement Plan

For catastrophically injured clients, cash requirements which are immediate, as well as those in the future, need to be considered when devising the settlement plan.  This is so because without taking it into account, many settlement plans are devised with insufficient liquid assets to properly address the needs without significant market losses.  Investopedia defines liquidity…

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Cutting Through the Alphabet Soup of Public Benefits

What happens when someone suffers a serious or catastrophic personal physical injury causing permanent disability? Do they get the proper counseling regarding the form of the settlement so as to protect their current assets, preserve public benefits and safeguard the physical injury recovery? Will the recovery be sufficient to pay for all of the victim’s…

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A Day in the Life

By Anthony F. Prieto, Jr., CFP® I consider myself to be a very fortunate person. I have a supportive family and friends. I have a job that allows me to meet, and more importantly help, great people who are in need on a daily basis. I was recently asked what is Synergy and what do…

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The Alphabet Soup of Public Benefits

By Jason D. Lazarus, J.D., LL.M., MSCC, CSSC Attorneys and clients alike get very confused about which governmental benefits are involved in a case as a result of the accident related disability.  The acronyms for the programs are similar and governed by the same or similar government agencies.  For example, a disabled client might get…

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TESTIMONIALS

“Synergy is our guiding light for deferring our contingent legal fees and planning for retirement. The lawyers at Panter Panter & Sampedro, myself included, have been working with them for over ten years using different methods to defer comp and plan for retirement.”

Brett Panter
Panter, Panter & Sampedro

"I don't think I've directly said "thank you" for helping us with Bridgett’s case. We sent the reduced payment to Medicaid and called Bridgett's mom to tell her approximately how much money was going to be left for Bridgett and she broke down over the telephone. Given only $25k of insurance and a $850k medical bill from the hospital she didn't think Bridgett would ever see a penny."

Tom L. Copeland
Jeffrey Meldon & Associates, P.A.

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