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John Bair

Simplifying Your Financial Life Before and After Settlement

As a settlement planner, I have witnessed the roller coaster of emotions many people experience as their lawsuit comes to a close. Of course, settlement proceeds often bring a sense of relief for injured plaintiffs, but the sudden influx of […]

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Terms Every Injured Plaintiff Should Know When Considering a Special Needs Trust

When you are about to receive a settlement after you or a loved one has become permanently disabled, navigating through financial decisions correctly is critical. Medicaid and other government benefits can help pay for a great deal of necessities, but […]

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Is Legally-Appointed Guardianship the Answer?

Guardianship is a legal process intended to help people who cannot or can no longer make or communicate sound decisions about themselves and/or their property. A legally appointed guardian, often a trusted family member, is responsible for making those informed […]

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Diversity Contributes to the Successful Practice of a Settlement Planning Firm

In 2012, I introduced the idea of comparing the function of a comprehensive settlement planning firm to that of a family office. Much like a dedicated wealth management office, which provides families with a range of specialists to manage and preserve […]

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Connecting the Families of Loved Ones with Special Needs

Through my comprehensive settlement planning firm as well as through the Bairs Foundation and various community activities over the years, I have met thousands of families caring for people with special needs. Despite their loved ones’ range of injuries, needs, […]

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Gender Diversity is Lacking in Tech Jobs

“The world may have changed a great deal for women in America over the last 100 years, but there’s still work to be done.” – Women En Mass On Wednesday, the world celebrated International Women’s Day. People from all over the […]

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Avoiding Tax Scams as April Approaches

This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced its “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams. The annual list highlights schemes taxpayers may encounter throughout the year, many of which peak during tax-filing season. Taxpayers must be diligent in guarding against […]

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Patients with Special Needs Treated as Part of Give Kids a Smile Day

I am so proud to see the efforts in my hometown to welcome and include people with special needs in yet another important way. The University of Buffalo’s School of Dental Medicine is the only university in the nation to […]

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Self-Settled Supplemental Needs Trusts

In the February 2017 Bulletin for the Erie County Bar Association, Peter and Jillian Brevorka of the Brevorka Law Firm, P.C. discuss the recently signed 21st Century Cures Act, which will allow individuals to not only establish “self-settled” supplemental needs […]

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Federal Judiciary Steps in on Presidential Executive Order

Judges Donnelly, Brinkema, Burroughs and Dein Block Trump Order Amid Chaos Judges from three states took action immediately following President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking immigrants from the seven predominately Muslim nations from entering the United States. At 4:42 p.m. […]