Comprehensive Settlement Expertise
We help personal injury attorneys handle settlement-related issues so they can focus on advocating for their clients.
Welcome to Amicus settlement planners
We Provide Solutions to Simplify Settlement
We help personal injury attorneys and their clients with issues that arise at settlement.
Our firm was built by attorneys who focus on serving fellow attorneys. Our team is made up of attorneys, CFPs, CFAs, and CPAs.
We specialize in structured settlement annuities, government benefits planning, trusts and asset management services, and attorney fee deferral strategies.
Structured Settlement Annuities
We help attorneys and their clients evaluate their unique situation to determine if a structured settlement is the right fit for a portion of the settlement funds. Our structured settlement solutions are designed to prepare for and meet the client’s future needs.
Trusts and Asset Management
We analyze your clients’ risk profiles, situations, and goals to determine if they could benefit from the flexibility and protection found in a trust-based solution or from personalized asset management. We then design a solution to ensure your client’s future well-being.
Government Benefits Planning
We help ensure that receiving a legal settlement does not impact the ongoing government benefit eligibility of your clients or their household members. We also help attorneys comply with the requirements of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act.
Tax Deferral of Attorney Legal Fees
Personal injury attorneys have the unique ability to defer the receipt of their legal fee to future tax years. We specialize in creating customized strategies for attorneys to minimize taxes, fund retirement or other future goals, normalize firm cash flows, and retain key employees.
One Size Fits One
We Create a Strategy That Makes Sense For Your Clients
We know that every client’s situation is unique — and that’s why we believe there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. We create customized, tailored solutions to ensure the best possible outcome.
“I have developed complete confidence in Amicus’ expertise in the technical and rapidly changing areas of structured settlement annuities and special needs trusts. When I have concerns about preserving settlement funds or protecting against post-settlement threats to my clients’ recoveries, my first call is to Amicus.”
SCOTT D. BROWN • NUTTALL, BROWN & COUTTS
“Amicus Settlement Planners assisted me with the preparation of a settlement trust for a personal injury case. My client was not satisfied with the traditional options for protection of minor personal injury settlement money. She wanted a vehicle that would give her some control going forward. Amicus offered that in the form of a settlement trust. I hired them to draft the trust. They got it done quickly at a very reasonable price.”
REX BUSH • BUSH LAW FIRM
“Amicus Settlement Planners, LLC has been outstanding in assisting my clients through both very large and modest settlements in Utah as well as national and international settlements to best protect their settlements while growing their money.”
ALAN W. MORTENSEN • DEWSNUP, KING & OLSEN
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Tax Deferral of Attorney Legal Fees
Contingency fee-based attorneys have the unique ability to control the amount of income tax they pay in any given tax year. This video outlines why electing to receive a portion of your legal fees in future tax years may save you thousands of dollars in income tax.
If you want to learn more about attorney fee deferrals, we suggest starting with the following articles:
Resources and Blog
At Amicus, we pride ourselves on providing relevant, helpful, and value-packed videos, blogs, and other resources to help you and your clients. Check out some of our latest resources and blog articles below.
Common questions we get from attorneys who are interested in deferring their contingent legal fees include: “How does the flow of 1099s...
Our firm has created a tool specifically for plaintiff attorneys and their settling clients to help determine if any special planning is needed...
A qualified settlement fund is a court-overseen settlement tool that receives settlement funds from one or more defendants. A qualified...
Many attorneys are not aware that if they defer fees into their deferred compensation plan, there is an option offered by the plan...
As a plaintiff attorney, it is important to understand your obligations to Medicare when settling a personal injury case. There are two parts to...
In a settlement situation, typically when annuities are discussed, the focus is on structured settlement annuities. A structured settlement...
One of the most common questions that we get regarding attorney fee deferred compensation plans is: "What happens to my plan once I pass away?”...
In most competent adult settlement situations, it is common for attorneys to feel that competent adults can make decisions for themselves, so...
If you set up a special needs trust for a disabled minor who is receiving Medicaid and SSI, what happens to the money inside the special needs...
Meet our team
Dedicated Planners. Unparalleled Expertise.
MS, RSP, CFP®
JD, MS, RSP
Registered Settlement Planner, CTFA
JD, RSP, CTFA, CFP®
Let Us Help You
Our goal at Amicus Settlement Planners is to be the premier, comprehensive resource for personal injury attorney for all of the financial and legal issues that arise at the time of settlement.
We'd love to explore how we can help you and your clients.