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In most personal injury cases, the path to a settlement or verdict can be a very difficult process. Once resolution has been achieved, detailed planning is needed to protect the settlement proceeds. There are many complex planning issues to consider when a personal injury case settles to maximize the recovery. Medicaid, Medicare and ERISA liens have to be litigated or negotiated. Trusts often times have to be created. A Special Needs Trust or Medicare Set Aside trust might be necessary. Tax and estate planning may be necessary. All very difficult issues to deal with for even the most sophisticated lawyers and injury victims.

Proper planning is critical to prevent the loss of the settlement monies while preserving public benefit eligibility and maximizing the recovery. That is the exclusive focus of our practice.

Jason Lazarus

Mr. Lazarus is the founder and managing partner of Special Needs Law Firm; a Florida law firm that provides legal services related to public benefit preservation, Medicare Set Asides, lien resolution and qualified settlement funds. Jason received his B.A. from the University of Central Florida and his J.D. with high honors from Florida State University. He received his LL.M. degree in Elder Law from Stetson University College of Law.

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Who We Are and What We Do

The Special Needs Law Firm is a boutique firm focused on two specialized areas of the law, Special Needs Settlement Planning and Lien Litigation. Special Needs Settlement Planning encompasses a variety of legal services related to the settlement of personal injury cases.

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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Part 2: Ethical Issues at Settlement – Protecting the Injury Victim Client

This is part 2 of a series on ethical issues at settlement that every personal injury lawyer should be familiar with

Congress Reverses Ahlborn & Wos - Medicaid Liens Now Superliens

Unfortunately, as part of the budget signed by President Obama on the 26th of December (Merry Xmas), a legislative fix for Ahlborn & Wos was made law

Protecting Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid Eligibility for Injury Victims: Special Needs Trusts

The receipt of personal injury proceeds by someone who is disabled can cause ineligibility for means based tested government benefit programs

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