Structured Settlement Benefits and DiMaria Law specialize in the structured settlements and the taxation of settlements and verdicts. This is a very specialized niche area of the law, but impacts thousands of litigants annually involving hundreds of millions of dollars. Every dispute involves a decision whether or not to structure a portion of a settlement and tax determination. Both must be done prior to the finalization of the settlement. Much of this is done through negotiation and proper characterization of the facts, analysis and negotiation of tax reporting requirements, negotiations with the opposing party for a beneficial tax outcome, and culminates in substantiation of the taxpayers position through a written “tax opinion.”

Structured Settlement Benefits is the only company in the Country that can do both Structured Settlements and an accompanying written “tax opinions.”

Many of the top lawyers in the Country refer their clients to us to:

– Maximize the net settlement,
– Provide structured settlements and structuring of attorneys fees,
– Help settle cases where tax issues are at issue,
– Negotiate the best tax treatment,
– Refer to us the tax advising responsibility and liability,
– Advise as to the tax status of a settlement/arbitration/verdict,
– Avoid Red Flags,
– Strategize as to whether tax exempt status can be achieved,
– Negotiate tax language,
– Negotiate tax issues,
– Negotiate the manner of tax reporting,
– Draft tax language for settlement agreements/awards/verdicts,
– Substantiate a tax position with a written tax opinion.

Often, the work we do helps to get cases settled that might not otherwise settle. This service is designed to provide clients with proposals for structured settlements and tax advice that is required to be given by law and allows the underlying litigation attorney from having to give tax advice.