A mediation cannot be successful without a measure of trust in the mediator and between the parties. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Teddy Snyder, Esq. welcome Seth J. Davis, a private mediator and the sole proprietor of ADJ Mediation Services, to discuss the ethics of structured settlements for lawyers and mediators. Larry, Teddy and Seth take a look at the preparation of a structured settlement proposal, the duties of the plaintiff attorney when advising the plaintiff on a structured settlement, the area of public benefits and the impact of the ethical rules on mediations.
On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host and Ringler colleague, Robert P. Caples, Jr. welcome Randy Sorrels, partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend of Houston, Texas, to take a look at a real life catastrophic case that ended with the claimants receiving a guaranteed reliable and sustainable source of income through a structured settlement. They discuss the case, how the structured settlement was organized and why structured settlements are appropriate for cases involving catastrophic injuries.
There are some common misunderstandings when it comes to the complicated area of special needs trusts. However, a special needs trust can help a disabled person preserve their wealth and maximize their care and support. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Kenneth R. Klapacz, Esq., Ringler settlement annuity specialist from Chicago, as they turn to Attorney Michael J. Durkin partner at the firm, Pedersen & Houpt in Chicago, to clear up these misunderstandings, talk about his experience dealing in special needs trusts, discuss how special needs trusts are funded and highlight the importance of putting the disabled person and their family first.
For clients with disabilities, how can a structured settlement work best with a special needs trust? Find out the answers from the experts in this edition of Ringler Radio with host, Larry Cohen and co-host Gerry Greger from Ringler Associates and their special guest, Attorney Roger Bernstein from the Bernstein Law Office, P.A. in Coral Gables and Key West, Florida. Attorney Bernstein’s legal practice consists of trust planning for disabled clients of all ages and he is known nationally for his expertise and advocacy in special needs trusts.