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John Bair

What’s the Deal with Forced Arbitration?

The term “forced arbitration” has been in the news a lot recently. At the end of 2017, Microsoft announced that it eliminate forced arbitration clauses from its employment agreements. Last week, ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft made a similar move. […]

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If Your Client is Receiving Government Benefits, Read This Before Settling

If you’re a lawyer with a client who receives needs-based government benefits like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you know how critical this financial assistance is to him or her. If settlement is coming up, you likely also know […]

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Deferring Income as a Trial Lawyer with Structured Attorney Fees

Every day, we at Milestone Consulting have an opportunity to elaborate on the concept of deferred income or structured attorney fees with lawyers, professional athletes, and business owners who are finalizing a significant payday for themselves in the near future. […]

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The Bairs Foundation is Officially a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit!

The Bairs Foundation has received 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. Our not-for-profit organization is officially a tax-exempt public charity, and donors can deduct contributions they make to the foundation. This infographic gives a quick breakdown of what 501(c)(3) status means to […]

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A Truly Plaintiffs’ Attorney-Based Comprehensive Corporate Structure

Every day, we at Milestone Consulting have an opportunity to elaborate on the concept of deferred income or structured attorney fees with lawyers who are finalizing a significant payday for themselves in the near future. Through the use of periodic […]

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What You Need to Know About Structured Fees

If you are an attorney enjoying success in your practice — and you are looking for ways to save more money before federal and state income tax — the attorney fee deferral is a method to consider. Most attorneys who […]

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What is “Fair” Litigation Funding?

It’s no secret that the words “champerty” and “usury” are frequently used in legal ethics opinions regarding the non-recourse lending industry. The New York Attorney General and others have probed this section of the litigation finance industry time and again, […]

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The Sedona Conference’s Rule 34 Primer is an Excellent Resource for Legal Professionals

Litigators and legal professionals who participate in the discovery process will benefit from reading the recently published Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34 Primer* from The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 (WG1). The 2015 changes to the Federal Rules of […]

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The Bairs Foundation Launches the “What is Just Campaign”

“As a trial lawyer I look for companies that have the best combination of ethics and excellence. The Bairs Foundation has both and truly protects my clients who are in the most vulnerable situations.” – Facebook Reviewer In our 2018 Bairs […]

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Check Out Our Bairs Foundation Flipbook!

My wife and I established the Bairs Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps people suffering as a result of a catastrophic accident. One of our clients is pursuing a products liability case against a corporation that provided homeopathic teething tablets […]