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

What Does a Settlement Planner Do?

April 3, 2020

Many options exist regarding what one can do with settlement monies that are received as a result of a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Talking with a settlement planner can help you decide which option is best for any given situation. A settlement planner is a financial professional whose focus revolves solely around financial…  Read more

Can You Get SSI If You’re Injured?

March 31, 2020

The government may be able to offer you financial assistance if you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury. But figuring out what (and how much) you can get isn’t always clear. If you have a settlement coming from a personal injury claim, that money can also lessen your financial burden, but it can lead to even more…  Read more

Benefits of Qualified Settlement Funds to Plaintiffs

March 30, 2020

A qualified settlement fund (QSF) is a tax-qualified trust or account which holds a plaintiff’s settlement proceeds from litigation. Putting settlement proceeds into a QSF account is most beneficial to plaintiffs and attorneys in personal injury, product liability, patent and intellectual property, discrimination, sexual harassment, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and individual type cases. Here are…  Read more

Check Out Our New feeMaster Brochure!

March 23, 2020

Download Our Free Brochure We’ve re-branded our innovative attorney fee deferral program. Now, you can become a feeMaster. Capable trial lawyers choose when their fees are received by their firm in every settlement. Imagine possessing the power to leverage your deferred compensation as an integral part of your overall wealth strategy. Rely on a team…  Read more

3 Common Myths About Settlement Planning

March 21, 2020

With more than 20 years in the industry, our comprehensive settlement planning team has cleared up many misconceptions about the planning process. Some misunderstandings involve who can and can’t (or should and shouldn’t) plan for settlement. Others dismiss settlement planning tools that could actually be very valuable. Adequate planning can mean the difference between burning…  Read more