Ensure That Clients Walk Away With the Compensation They Deserve
All your hard work will mean little if liens take a big bite out of the settlement. Fortunately, if you know how to negotiate with lienholders, you can convince them to grant significant reductions. This program will reveal 9 tactics that will put more money in your clients' pockets (and your own). Minimize the impact of liens on your clients' settlements - register today!
Evaluate law and contractual language to ascertain lienholders' rights and yours.
Discover how to apply the common fund and make whole doctrines.
Learn the art of negotiating with lien claimants.
Find out how to secure reductions when dealing with Medicare and other government liens.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit.
#1: Call Out Unrelated/Unreasonable Charges and Credits
Lien Reduction Letter Drafting Tips and Sample
#2: Use Key Statutes, Case Law, and Contract Language to Your Advantage
#3: Be Realistic (and Fully Understand Their Rights)
#4: Argue the Made Whole Rule
#5: Apply the Common Fund Doctrine
#6: Negotiate Lien Reductions Due to Hardship
#7: Negotiating Styles and Strategies: What Works With Lien Claimants
#8: Bring Liens Into Settlement Negotiations - and the Settlement Into Lien Negotiations
#9: Insights for Negotiating Government Medical Liens (Medicaid, Medicare, VA)
Caelie McCormick Sweigart , Esquire, is a member of the Anzalone Law Offices, LLC in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where she focuses her practice on plaintiff's personal injury, specifically motor vehicle collisions, slip and falls, and premises liability. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, American Association for Justice, Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association. Ms. McCormick Sweigart is admitted to practice in the state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. After graduating summa cum laude from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.A. degree in public relations and a minor in political science, she attended the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. During her time at Dickinson, Ms. McCormick Sweigart excelled in the classroom and was named a member of the Woolsack Honor Society, which is comprised of the top ten percent of students in each graduating class. She graduated cum laude from Dickinson in 2010.
Michael R Mey is a partner in the Scranton law firm of Mey & Sulla, LLP, where his areas of practice include personal injury, insurance and construction law. He frequently lectures to various professional and business groups on auto accident injuries, construction law and personal injury issues. Mr. Mey earned his B.A. degree from Wilkes University, and his J.D. degree from Capital University. He is a member of the Luzerne County and Pennsylvania bar associations, the American Association for Justice (member, Insurance Law Section), and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (member, sections on Bad Faith and Civil Litigation).
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