An integration of structured settlements and wealth planning for a secure financial future

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The Settlement Solutions Group joins together a powerful blend of structured settlements and wealth planning to help ensure the well-being of personal injury clients. Led by a former trust and estate attorney and an accomplished wealth management advisor, we understand the financial complexities of settling a personal injury case.

We bring more than 75 years of combined experience to creating the most appropriate settlement solutions, so that we can help attorneys and their clients turn a hard-won recovery into a lifetime of financial security.

We are a Court Approved DEEPWATER HORIZON (BP) Structured Settlement Broker. For more information or a quote, please call (877)827-8001 . For more information please read our overview.

The Settlement Solutions Group

Pursuing your goals together

Our mission is to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. Our goal is to be your primary source of financial advice. To this end, we concentrate our efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service.

  • Jennifer Kraus

    Jennifer L. Kraus, CIMA

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Director, The Settlement Solutions Group

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    Jennifer has been a trusted advisor to personal injury clients and personal injury attorneys for the past 25 years.  She focuses on the complex integration of structured settlement planning, investment management, and tax and estate planning strategies.  Her practice is highly specialized in both the use of qualified and non-qualified structured settlements to achieve a client’s long term financial goals. She has been deeply involved in the structured settlement industry since 1997 and has authored several papers and spoken nationally on protecting a settlement recipient’s financial interests.

    A former practicing attorney, Jennifer spent her legal career with the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, primarily in the Trust and Estates group. Jennifer is a member of the New York Bar. She earned her J.D. from Columbia University Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar and received her B.S. from Pennsylvania State University. Jennifer is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Investment Management Analyst Program, earning the Certification of Investment Management Analyst™ (CIMA®) designation.  She holds the Series 7, 31, 63, and 65  securities licenses from FINRA as well as Life, Health and Variable Annuity Insurance Licenses.

    Jennifer is a member of the Investment Management Consultant Association for Justice (IMCA), the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and Public Justice (TLPJ).  

    • Forbes America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, 2020, 2022The Forbes rating is awarded annually between February and May and is based on information from September of the prior year to September of the award year. 
    • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2018The Forbes rating is awarded annually in January or February and is based on information from June of the prior year to June of the award year. 
    • Forbes Best-in-State Women Wealth Advisors, 2022The Forbes rating is awarded annually between February and May and is based on information from September of the prior year to September of the award year.
    • Working Mother Magazine/SHOOK Top Wealth Advisor Moms, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021The Working Mother Magazine/SHOOK rating is awarded annually in October and is based on information from March of the prior year to March of the award year. 

      • Director, The Settlement Solutions Group
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    • Chris Palmieri

      Christopher M. Palmieri, CIMA, CSSC

      Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

      Director, The Settlement Solutions Group

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      Chris focuses on structured settlements, investment management, asset allocation, and the distribution needs of settlement recipients. Over the last 25 years, he and Jennifer have worked with some of the most preeminent law firms on cases including BP/Deepwater Horizon, 9/11, American Airlines 587, Ford/Firestone rollovers, GM gas tank explosions, Fen-phen, medical malpractice, birth trauma and product liability.  Chris’s clients are predominantly people who need planning having to do with a sudden transfer of money stemming from a personal injury settlement or from a business transaction. He specializes in protecting and growing these transfers through the use of structured settlements and diversified investment planning. Chris has authored a number of articles and spoken on structured settlements and protecting a settlement recipient’s financial interests.

      Chris received his B.A. from Colorado State University. Chris is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Investment Management Analyst Program, earning the Certification of Investment Management Analyst™ (CIMA®) designation. Chris holds the Series 7, 31, 63 and 65 securities licenses from FINRA as well as Life, Health and Variable Annuity Insurance Licenses.

      Chris has also earned the Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC) designation which is administered by The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) in conjunction with the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business.

       

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        • Maria Lippencott

          Maria Lippencott, CSSC

          Senior Settlement Administrator

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          Maria specializes in creating and designing structured settlement payment plans to meet the current and future needs of individuals, families and attorneys who are receiving settlement funds as a result of a personal injury lawsuit. Maria has over 25 years of experience working with structured settlements.  She began her career in 1996 in the Structured Settlement division of Met Life, before moving on to become a Structured Settlement Administrator first at Ringler Associates and then at The Pension Company before moving to UBS Financial Services Inc. in May 2011. Maria holds life and health insurance licenses and the Series 7 and 66 licenses from FINRA. She has also earned her Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC) designation which is administered by the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) in conjunction with the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza School of Business.

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              1285 Avenue Of The Americas
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