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Here’s Why Smart Trial Lawyers Hire Settlement Planners

May 4, 2020

Milestone’s Director of Settlement Planning, Leslie George, describes the personal attention and expertise that only comprehensive settlement planners can provide attorneys’ clients. If you’ve ever gone to a legal conference, attended an annual convention, or participated in a company-sponsored CLE, you’ve heard of a settlement consultant. You’ve met people who work for consulting firms and…  Read more

Team Member Spotlight: Kristen Whalen

May 1, 2020

Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring the members of our dynamic team who, in their own way, help injured clients and their families plan for a secure financial future. Today the spotlight is on Kristen Whalen, director of operations at Milestone. We asked Kristen​ a few questions about working at Milestone and…  Read more

Misconceptions About Structured Settlements

April 27, 2020

When settling a lawsuit, such as a personal injury, wrongful death, or other similar lawsuit, many plaintiffs can opt to get their settlement money in payments over time through a structured settlement instead of in a lump sum. There are many misconceptions around structured settlements, as not everyone is familiar with this financial option. The…  Read more

Team Member Spotlight: Dominic Baranyi

April 26, 2020

Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring the members of our dynamic team who, in their own way, help injured clients and their families plan for a secure financial future. Today the spotlight is on Dominic Baranyi, controller at Milestone. We asked Dom a few questions about working at Milestone and life outside…  Read more

Settlement Trends During the Pandemic

April 18, 2020

At Milestone, we know a thing or two about settling cases. In fact, I dedicate 100 percent of my practice to issues involving settlement. Therefore, I have been fielding quite a few questions from personal injury attorneys across the country over the past month regarding cases settling during the coronavirus pandemic. While the pause/suspension/closing of…  Read more

Team Member Spotlight: Jessica McDowell

April 17, 2020

Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring the members of our dynamic team who, in their own way, help injured clients and their families plan for a secure financial future. Today the spotlight is on Jessica McDowell​, operations associate at Milestone. We asked Jess a few questions about working at Milestone and life…  Read more

Latest on Zantac Litigation in Living Safer Magazine

April 15, 2020

Millions of people were likely holding their breath in late 2019, when preliminary testing showed unacceptable levels of the carcinogen NDMA present in the popular heartburn drug Zantac. Then, earlier this month, the other shoe dropped. After further investigation, the FDA asked manufacturers to immediately pull all prescription Zantac and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs from the…  Read more

How to Establish a Special Needs Trust

April 14, 2020

People who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid cannot keep more than $2,000 in their names and remain eligible for their means-tested government benefits. A special needs trust is designed to be a solution to this situation for individuals who might be receiving an influx of money from a settlement. This tool is a…  Read more

Equity-Backed Structured Settlements

April 13, 2020

Equity-backed structured settlements fluctuate based on market activity. While these are slightly riskier settlements than fixed annuities, the payout can be larger. How Does an Equity-Backed Structured Settlement Work? Market-based structured settlements are available with the ability to customize payout options without life insurance company annuity contingencies. While a specific payment stream can be decided…  Read more

Our Settlement Planning Team: Meeting People Where They Are

April 10, 2020

In both the literal and figurative sense, our settlement planning team works to meet people where they are, in order to help them get to where they’d like to be. Milestone Associate Sam Dolce-Powers, Esq. describes how. Many personal injury clients have endured the unendurable. They are dealing with the physical injuries and mental challenges…  Read more