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Sample agreement language for attorney fee deferral

December 24, 2019

Does your current attorney/client fee agreement contain language that will enable you to receive your attorney fee in the form of a periodic payment obligation? If not, request our sample fee agreement language and make the quick and easy change today! Request our Sample Language * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name  Read more

Why my work matters.

December 17, 2019

There is a certain depiction in society separating the good guys from the bad guys. When you’re a kid, it’s as black and white as superheroes you watch on cartoons. But as you grow up, you begin to learn the depth of the phrases. We are all living in a world where we have the…  Read more

Crafting retainer agreements for personal injury attorney fee deferrals

December 12, 2019

Plaintiffs’ personal injury attorneys: when was the last time you looked at your firm’s retainer agreement? Have you ever edited with an eye towards attorney fee deferrals? If so, you may already know the language your retainer agreement should contain. However, if you have not yet taken this into consideration, make sure you do so…  Read more

From tragedy to tomorrow

December 10, 2019

By Jessica McDowell I am daily inspired by the work we do at Milestone Consulting and proud to be a part of this unique company. Located in the heart of Buffalo, New York, we are striving every day to better our team and remain a beacon in our community. The work that we do at…  Read more

What do you need to know about attorney fee deferral?

December 10, 2019

Attorney fee deferral is an investment option for attorneys looking to have more control over their financial future, whether it be by supplementing their retirement funds, managing their cash flow, or avoiding a move into a higher tax bracket in a specific year. An attorney can choose to defer his or her fees, but that decision must…  Read more

‘So, what do you do?’

December 6, 2019

I tend to greet the question, “So, what do you do Rachel?” with a bit of hesitation — not because I am reluctant to talk about the work we do at Milestone, but quite the opposite: I want to speak novels about it. I am passionate about what we do, and I think our work…  Read more

Advantages of a structured settlement

December 4, 2019

Structured settlements are great options for many different cases, such as personal injury lawsuits, mass torts, and more. They often help speed up the conclusion of a lawsuit. A structured settlement provides stable life-long income with built-in budgeting and minimal taxations. Here are some of the advantages of a structured settlement. Cost of living adjustments A structured…  Read more

#MeToo justice: Progressive settlement planning in the new year

December 4, 2019

By Samuel Dolce, Esq. (Republished from LinkedIn) As America continues to grapple with the #MeToo movement, the large-scale civil law suits the movement brought are beginning to settle. Survivors are finding justice and monetary compensation through the civil trial process. And while trial attorneys have tackled the challenge of building cases with limited evidence, complex…  Read more

Suddenly I realized that Legally Blonde had let me down hard …

December 2, 2019

By Jordyn Burnell, 2019 corporate challenge winner It was my first day working at Milestone. The concepts of “settlement planning” and “attorney fee deferral” were as foreign to me as Egyptian hieroglyphics, and I even googled the meaning of “plaintiff” [and other super basic legal terms] while sitting at my desk waiting for my first…  Read more

Structured settlements vs. lump sum payouts

November 27, 2019

In cases of personal injury, when the resolution occurs, there are several options for the settlement. Two of these options include a structured settlement or a lump sum payout. Both options have advantages and disadvantages, and the right choice entirely depends on the plaintiff’s specific circumstances and their confidence in their money management abilities. Learn…  Read more