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The Rise of Investment-backed Structured Settlements

November 16, 2020

Since the 1980s, structured settlements have been a go-to for plaintiffs who receive a settlement or jury award from a personal injury or workers compensation claim. That’s because the benefits of a structured settlement for the plaintiff are many, namely custom-tailored planning, guaranteed future payments that extend the settlement monies over time, and the tax…  Read more

Keeping Benefits with a Medicare Set-aside

November 9, 2020

Settling a lawsuit can be a great relief to an individual and his or her family. While the money that can come as a result of settlement is usually welcome, the next step of the process is to make sure one educates themselves on the implications of these new funds, and how to best manage…  Read more

Covering an Injured Child’s Needs with a Special Needs Trust

November 5, 2020

Many children who were injured by medical negligence or medical malpractice depend on government programs to help cover their needs. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid are means-tested programs, so beneficiaries’ income and assets must remain below a certain limit in order for the individual to be covered by these programs. So, when a child…  Read more

Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Can ‘Stop the Clock’ as Opioid Settlement Approaches

October 29, 2020

The U.S. saw big progress in the seemingly relentless battle against opioid addiction last week. Purdue Pharma, the company largely responsible for the opioid epidemic in the U.S. due to their making and distributing of OxyContin, will plead guilty to criminal charges as part of an $8 billion+ total settlement. Of that settlement amount, $2.8…  Read more

Settlement Tools for Small and Midsize Law Firms

October 28, 2020

The team at Milestone knows what it’s like to be a boutique company with the practicing power of one that’s much larger. Owners of small to midsize law firms know what we’re talking about. Providing your clients with personal attention along with expert knowledge and service. Knowing your employees well and working in a collaborative…  Read more

Introducing Milestone’s New Executive Assistant, Megan Van Rentergem!

October 21, 2020

We’re excited to announce that Megan Van Rentergem has joined the Milestone team as executive assistant. We asked her a few questions about her life and background. Here’s what she had to say. Where did you attend school, and what did you study? I went to the State University of New York Fredonia. I majored…  Read more

Covering Special Education Costs in Tough Times

September 18, 2020

By now, most students across the country are back to school. But what school actually looks like right now varies as states and private institutions individually decide on their measures to prevent COVID-19 spread. So, needless to say, the transition to a new school year hasn’t been easy for many. Teachers in particular were left…  Read more

Check Out Our New Services Brochure!

June 30, 2020

Download Our Brochure An emerging standard of care for trial lawyers is recognizing that settlement is not an end, but a beginning. Injured plaintiffs and their families deserve strategies that ensure a lifetime of financial security. Milestone is a settlement planning and management company—one of the most professional, experienced, and reliable consultancies in the country.…  Read more

Breaking Down the Differences Between SSI, SSDI, and Social Security

June 22, 2020

The federal government provides financial assistance to people who are retired or unable to work because of physical or cognitive challenges. It’s not easy wading through all the different programs available, especially if you’ve recently sustained catastrophic injuries in an accident and have never looked into them before. For example, the names of three major…  Read more

Seamus McGovern Joins Milestone as Operations Analyst

June 15, 2020

We’re excited to announce that Seamus McGovern has joined the Milestone team as operations analyst. Seamus is an aspiring attorney with a lifelong collaborative spirit. He came to Milestone when our team needed more hands on deck with a project, and we liked him so much that we asked him to stick around! We asked…  Read more