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The Power of Pre-Tax Investments for Contingency Fees – Synergy Asset Management & Partners
Deferred Compensation Programs powered by ESI®
Synergy Asset Management (“SAM”) has partnered with the top deferred compensation plans to offer a powerful alternative to traditional fixed attorney fee structures for contingency fees. Through these programs, lawyers may invest their legal fees on a pre-tax, tax–deferred basis into diversified investment portfolios of their choosing, including SAM’s Enhanced Structured Income® (ESI®) payment streams. This powerful combination enables lawyers to – achieve superior returns and diversification. In addition, the flexible payment structure of these programs gives lawyers control over the timing of withdrawals, and thus taxation.
Who is Synergy Asset Management?
Synergy Asset Management is part of Synergy Settlement Services. SAM, for short, specializes in tax deferral strategies for lawyers. Enhanced Structured Income® is SAM’s exclusive product that provides strong fixed income returns with no market risk. SAM’s experienced team can provide advice and options for achieving the most tax advantaged outcome for contingent legal fees.
Why Use a Deferred Compensation Program?
It is an opportunity to invest contingency fees in time tested deferred compensation mechanisms. These programs enable you to invest pre-tax, tax-deferred in the investments of your choosing, and to control the timing of benefits and, therefore, of taxation. Think of it like a super 401(k) with no limits on contributions or penalties on withdrawals. Since legal fees are invested on a pre-tax, tax-deferred basis, lawyers have the power to accumulate greater wealth. By investing fees on a pre-tax, tax-deferred basis lawyers also maximize their bankable assets, which increases their capacity to borrow more capital at lower costs.
What is ESI®?
Enhanced Structured Income® streams are fixed structured settlement annuity payment rights that have been sold at a significant discount to a third party purchaser. After the sale, the structured settlement annuity payment obligation remains in force and can be legally transferred to a new buyer through the purchase of ESI®. When ESI® is purchased, the buyer is legally transferred the rights to future fixed structured settlement annuity payments in return for a one time lump sum investment. ESI® offers returns in the 5 – 7% range depending on deferral and duration.
This is not an offer to sell a security. Consult your legal and financial advisers before entering into a deferred compensation transaction.