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Market-Based Structured Settlements

Sage Settlement Consulting is committed to providing plaintiff attorneys and their clients with innovative financial solutions. To that end, we work with reputable partners to provide market-based structured settlements as an alternative to life insurance-based structured settlement programs.

Why choose a market-based structured settlement?

Many claimants and attorneys find that market-based structured settlements provide the opportunity to receive tax-free income or tax-deferred income while enjoying market-driven growth potential. Within a market-based structured settlement, there is considerable flexibility of design to allow each individual to address his or her own financial needs. Market-based structured settlements can work in conjunction with structured settlement annuities to create a truly balanced settlement solution.

Settlements Plus™

Settlements Plus™ operates much like a traditional structured settlement, yet with a market-based investment portfolio serving as the financial vehicle, rather than an annuity. Claimants who elect to place their personal injury settlement proceeds in Settlements Plus™ will enjoy the same income tax-free treatment1 associated with structured settlement annuities. Claimants who utilize Settlements Plus™ for non-personal injury settlement proceeds will have the opportunity to defer taxes on their payments until the years in which the payments are received. Investments can be managed by a reputable financial institution or by the claimant’s financial advisor.

Fee Structure Plus®

Fee Structure Plus® allows attorneys to invest their contingency fees in a market-based investment portfolio on a tax-deferred basis. As is the case with Settlements Plus™, the funds can be managed by a financial institution or by the attorney’s own financial advisor. Payments will be received on a pre-determined periodic payment schedule, with tax obligation being spread out over the course of the payments.

Treasury Funded Structured Settlement™

A Treasury Funded Structured Settlement™ (TFSS) operates much like a traditional structured settlement, but it uses United States Treasury Bonds as the underlying investment, as opposed to an annuity. A TFSS can be used by claimants involved in both physical and non-physical injury settlements, as well as by attorneys who wish to defer their contingency fees.

For more information about market-based structured settlements, contact us today.

1 Pursuant to Section 104(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Memberships & Associations

Sage Settlement Consulting is proud to support the following memberships and associations:

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Association Justice Gold Business Partner
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association Fellowship Business Partner
  • Mississippi Association For Justice
  • West Virginia Association For Justice
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Partners For Justice
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys Affiliate Member
  • Allied Attorneys
  • Texas Association of Consumer Lawyers PAC
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Structured Settlements Trade Association
  • Florida Justice Association Business Friend of Eagle
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Trial Lawyer Executives
  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Northeastern PA Trial Lawyers Association
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • "Their team of skilled consultants and corporate staff is extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them to my clients and colleagues."

    - Chet W. Kern, Edelman & Edelman

    New York, NY
  • "They are competent, experienced and most importantly extremely adept at dealing with the most important person -- the client."

    - Tommy Fibich, Partner, Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, LLP

    Houston, TX
  • "They are ardent supporters of the plaintiff bar community, and we consider them an integral part of our team."

    - Brian Panish, Panish, Shea & Boyle, LLP

    Los Angeles, CA