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ORLANDO, Fla. (September 16, 2020) — Synergy Settlement Services announces an important key addition to the Synergy senior leadership team. Rasa Fumagalli, JD, MSCC, CMSP-F joins Synergy as Director of MSP Compliance Services and will head up our Medicare operations group.  Rasa is an incredibly bright and talented lawyer well versed in dealing with all of the implications of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act from dealing with payments made prior to settlement to payments made after settlement (Medicare future interests).

With Synergy’s rapid expansion across the country comes the need for new dynamic team members to support our rapid business growth.  Synergy has opened new offices in Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Cleveland, and Dallas just in the last few months. Synergy’s CEO, Jason D. Lazarus, Esq, says, “Adding key team members like Rasa gives us more depth and the ability to deliver best in class results in our settlement services operations. She brings an incredible amount of industry and executive experience in the Medicare services market to Synergy’s already industry-leading team.”

About Rasa Fumagalli, JD, MSCC, CMSP-F:

Prior to joining Synergy Settlement Services, Rasa worked as a workers’ compensation insurance defense attorney in the Chicago area. She has spent the last ten years focusing her practice on Medicare Secondary Payer compliance issues. As the former Director and VP of MSP Compliance for a national vendor, she has extensive experience in working with parties to effectuate settlements while addressing Medicare’s interests in a reasonable manner. Rasa’s knowledge, experience, and passion for navigating the intricacies of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and its supporting regulations allows her to provide valuable as well as pragmatic guidance in all stages of settlement discussions.

As Director of MSP Compliance Services, Rasa provides plaintiff attorneys with initial consultations to address any Medicare Secondary Payer compliance issues that may arise in connection with their clients’ personal injury or workers’ compensation cases.  Her team can address all of the issues related to Medicare compliance from start to finish.  This includes conditional payments, Medicare Advantage liens, Medicare Set-Aside allocations, and post-settlement administration of an MSA.

Synergy allows trial lawyers to focus on what they do best by handling the difficult issues at settlement such as lien resolution, Medicare Secondary Payer compliance, public benefit preservation, settlement planning, and tax deferral of contingent legal fees. Our multi-dimensional approach is powerful and cost-effective, enabling plaintiff law firms to focus on other cases while trusting us to deliver strong results for their clients.  We have a deep team of professionals dedicated to protecting the recovery so you can be confident that your client has received everything they deserve.  We are your expert partners that will drive a better outcome in every case.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (September 9, 2019) — Synergy Settlement Services, the nation’s leading settlement services company, today announced the opening of a new office in South Florida with the addition of Rodolfo “Rudy” Rodriguez-Chomat, MBA, MSHRM, as Director of Business Development for Synergy Settlement Services.

“With the addition of Rudy to business development team, Synergy continues its rapid expansion nationally in 2019 with new office openings in Beverly Hills; Covina, CA; San Francisco; Baltimore, MD; Atlanta; Charlotte, NC; Chicago; and in the Twin Cities,”  announced Omar Quddus, Synergy Chief Business Development Officer.

The Pompano Beach office brings the count of Synergy offices in the state of Florida to four including the corporate headquarters in Orlando, FL. “We are excited to have Rudy leading our South Florida business development efforts out of the Pompano Beach office and look forward to Synergy’s continued success in its home state of Florida,” said Jason D. Lazarus, Synergy Chief Executive Officer.

About Rodolfo “Rudy” Rodriguez-Chomat

Rodolfo “Rudy” Rodriguez-Chomat, MBA, MSHRM, is the Director of Business Development for Synergy Settlement Services in the South Florida area, including, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples and Fort Myers. In this role, Rudy is charged with developing and cultivating new business from personal injury firms throughout South Florida in lien resolution, Medicare set-asides, pooled trusts, attorney fee tax deferrals, government benefit preservation, and structured settlements.

Through his 20-plus years of experience working with law firms, Rudy has established long-time relationships with firms throughout South Florida. He spent 15 years as a paralegal and for the past five years, has provided support to firms in staffing and, HR. Most recently, he worked with the nation’s leader in attorney digital marketing, Thomson Reuters FindLaw where he was a three-time Century Club Award winner and National Consultant of the Month in August 2018. Rudy understands the intricate nature of law firm procedures. A law firm is a business, and his background allows him to show an attorney how working with Synergy is a great business decision.

Rudy was born and raised in Miami Beach. He lived in Miami-Dade County until 2008 when he moved to Broward County and currently resides in Pompano Beach, Florida. He is a graduate of Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism, an MBA, and a master’s degree in Human Resource Management.

Synergy allows trial lawyers to focus on what they do best by handling the difficult issues at settlement such as lien resolution, Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance, public benefit preservation, settlement planning and tax deferral of contingent legal fees. Our multi-discipline approach is powerful and enables plaintiff personal law firms to focus on trying cases while trusting us to deliver strong results for their clients. Visit synergysettlements.com for more information.

ORLANDO, Fla. (August 12, 2019) — Synergy Settlement Services, the nation’s leading settlement services company, today announced the opening of a new office in Minneapolis with the addition of two settlement planning veterans Steve Harris and Jeff Smith, both formerly with PSSG.

“With the addition of Steve and Jeff, Synergy continues its rapid expansion nationally in 2019 with new office openings in Beverly Hills; Covina, CA; San Francisco; Baltimore, MD; Atlanta; Charlotte, NC; Chicago; and now in the Twin Cities,” announced Omar Quddus, Synergy Chief Business Development Officer.

Synergy’s Chief Executive Officer, Jason D. Lazarus, Esq, said, “Steve and Jeff have built a very successful settlement planning practice in the Twin Cities because of their expertise and unique approach to serving trial attorneys as well as injury victims. Their values are aligned with Synergy and a strong match for our corporate culture.”

About Steve Harris

Steve Harris is a settlement planner for Synergy. He is a passionate champion of plaintiff-only settlement planning, and a successful investor. In 1993 Steve was in an auto accident that took several years of intense rehabilitation to get back to his pre-injury physical health. During this time, Steve decided to make helping injured people his chosen career and went on to obtain his insurance and securities licenses. For the past 13 years, Steve and long-time plaintiff’s attorney Jeff Smith ran PSSG, a successful structured settlements agency that focused on putting solutions in place that are guaranteed, tailored for their specific needs, allow for liquidity and flexibility when needed, and protect means-tested benefits where appropriate.

Steve is an alum of both the University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota, having majored in Political Science and Math.

About Jeff Smith, Esq

Jeff Smith is a settlement planner with Synergy, providing comprehensive settlement planning services exclusively to plaintiff attorneys and their clients. For 26 years, Jeff was a partner and manager in a St. Paul law firm representing clients with a variety of injuries and circumstances. This extensive experience gives him an excellent understanding of the strategies, concerns, and issues that injury victims and their attorneys face. In 2006, Jeff founded PSSG, a structured settlements agency, with partner Steve Harris.

Jeff graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Gustavus Adolphus College, majoring in business and economics. He went on to graduate cum laude from Hamline University School of Law. While practicing law, he achieved an AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell, a recognition of strong legal ability and high ethical standards.

Synergy allows trial lawyers to focus on what they do best by handling the difficult issues at settlement such as lien resolution, Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance, public benefit preservation, settlement planning and tax deferral of contingent legal fees. Our multi-discipline approach is powerful and enables plaintiff personal law firms to focus on trying cases while trusting us to deliver strong results for their clients. Visit synergysettlements.com for more information.

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 10, 2019) — Synergy Settlement Services (Synergy) was recognized as one of the 50 fastest growing businesses in Central Florida by the Orlando Business Journal.

An industry leader in settlement services for trial attorneys, Synergy is rapidly expanding across the country, with new offices in Atlanta, southern and northern California, Charlotte, Chicago and Maryland just in the last few months.  The company recently moved its corporate headquarters to a new state-of-the-art facility in Baldwin Park to accommodate its growing team of attorneys, paralegals, case managers, lien resolution analysts, Medicare compliance experts and professional staff.

“While it is wonderful to be recognized for our incredible growth over the past few years, it is more exciting to see our industry leading team of experts expand to serve even more clients who are seriously injured and help them protect as well as keep more of their recovery at settlement”, says Synergy CEO Jason Lazarus.

In addition to the 2019 Central Florida Fast 5o award, Synergy also ranked 1182 on the 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies.

The 2019 Central Florida’s Fast 50: Top Fastest-Growing Companies list recognizes the 50 fastest-growing private companies headquartered in Central Florida’s Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties. The firms were ranked based on their percentage of revenue growth from 2016-2018.

Synergy allows trial lawyers to focus on what they do best by handling the difficult issues at settlement such as lien resolution, Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance, public benefit preservation, settlement planning and tax deferral of contingent legal fees. Our multi-dimensional approach is powerful and cost effective, enabling plaintiff law firms to focus on cases while trusting us to deliver strong results to their clients. Visit synergysettlements.com for more information.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (June 3, 2019) — Synergy Settlement Services announces two important key additions to its executive leadership team.  Teresa Kenyon, Esq. joins Synergy as Director of Lien Resolution and will head up lien resolution operations and Brittany Schott, Esq. takes on the role of Assistant General Counsel and Director of Customer Support.

With Synergy’s rapid expansion across the country comes a need for new dynamic team members to support business growth.  Synergy has opened new offices in Atlanta, southern and northern California, Charlotte, Chicago and Maryland just in the last few months.  Synergy’s CEO, Jason D. Lazarus, Esq, says “adding key team members like Teresa and Brittany to our team gives us more depth and the ability to deliver best in class results in our settlement services operations. They both bring vast experience in the settlement services market to Synergy’s already industry leading team.”

About Teresa Kenyon, Esq.:

Teresa Kenyon is a California and Kentucky licensed attorney. Prior to joining Synergy, Teresa spent almost eight years with one of the largest insurance claims recovery companies in the industry where she managed subrogation operations and served as in-house counsel. Teresa represented the nation’s top health insurance carriers including Aetna, Blue Shield and Health Net. She has extensive knowledge of federal laws pertaining to health care subrogation including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Federal Employees Health Benefits Act (FEHBA), and Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP) as well as state laws nationwide.

As director of Lien Resolution Services for Synergy Settlement Services, Teresa and her team provide invaluable assistance to plaintiff attorneys by handling all types of health liens and bringing them to swift resolution.

About Brittany Schott, Esq.:

Brittany Schott is the Assistant General Counsel and Director of Customer Support for Synergy. Prior to joining Synergy, Brittany spent six years with one of the largest insurance claims recovery companies in the industry. She managed subrogation operations and served as in-house counsel for the company’s satellite operating center.  Brittany represented the nation’s top health insurers including Aetna and Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Brittany has extensive knowledge of federal laws pertaining to health care subrogation including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Federal Employees Health Benefits Act (FEHBA), and Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP).

Brittany and her team provide plaintiff attorneys with initial consultations regarding lien resolution and Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance services, client onboarding and implementation, and ongoing customer support.

Synergy allows trial lawyers to focus on what they do best by handling the difficult issues at settlement such as lien resolution, Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance, public benefit preservation, settlement planning and tax deferral of contingent legal fees. Our multi-dimensional approach is powerful and cost effective, enabling plaintiff law firms to focus on cases while trusting us to deliver strong results to their clients. 

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Synergy Settlement Services Ranks No. 1182 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 356%

NEW YORK, August 12, 2015—Inc. magazine today ranked Synergy Settlement Services NO. 1182 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy-America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

“Synergy is exceedingly proud of its ranking among the top growth companies throughout the United States,”says Synergy Settlement Services CEO Jason Lazarus. “Our incredible growth has been fueled by the recognition amongst trial lawyers that there is not another company that can cover all of the tough issues that arise at settlement like Synergy can. The ranking is a testament to the experts who make up our extraordinary team that assists trial lawyers day in and day in dealing with complicated health care lien resolution obstacles, Medicare compliance issues, public benefit preservation techniques, settlement planning challenges and deferral of contingent legal fees.”

The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident.”

Synergy is an industry leader provider of settlement services that encompasses all of the difficult issues faced at settlement. Our team of experts provides efficient healthcare lien resolution, customized MSP-Medicare Set Aside services, cutting edge asset management services, pooled trust/public benefit preservation services, tailored trust services, unique structured settlement solutions and tax deferral of contingent legal fees. Our entire staff is dedicated to delivering the critical services we offer which can help a trial lawyer move on to the next case instead of being bogged down by post-case resolution planning issues. This is why the best and the brightest trial lawyers choose Synergy.

CONTACT: Marci Gordon, (407) 279-4812, Marci@SynergySettlementServices.com for additional information about Synergy Settlement Services.

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