Attorney Fee Deferrals

How to Defer Contingent Legal Fees Using Two Different Funding Vehicles

Personal injury attorneys who want to defer their contingent legal fees have two funding vehicles to choose from: a structured settlement annuity or a deferred compensation plan. Each funding vehicle has a distinct process and can be advantageous depending on the...

How to Use Deferred Compensation Plans to Attract and Retain Key Associates

Deferred compensation plans offer many advantages when it comes to deferring contingent legal fees. Aside from more flexibility and privacy, attorneys can take advantage of many creative use cases. One use case of a deferred compensation plan that most law firm owners...

This Tax Law Allows Personal Injury Attorneys to Defer Their Legal Fees

Personal injury attorneys and other contingency fee-based professionals often wonder why deferring fees is exclusive to contingency-fee based attorneys. Contingency fee-based attorneys can defer their legal fees because of a case law that provides the precedent for...

Flow of 1099s When Using a Deferred Compensation Plan

Common questions we get from attorneys who are interested in deferring their contingent legal fees include:  “How does the flow of 1099s work when I use a deferred compensation plan?”“Would the IRS think I’m under-reporting my income?” When attorneys opt to defer...

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