33 Years as a Plaintiff-Only Structured Settlement Specialist.
Structured settlements provide tax-free, guaranteed payments and are often an attractive option for injury settlements.
Structured attorney fees provide a valuable opportunity to defer taxes and more!
Structuring taxable settlements provides golden opportunities for tax savings!
QSF’s can be a very powerful weapon in the plaintiff attorney’s arsenal – and defense knows it!
SPT’s are another helpful tool used to protect cash settlements when a structured settlement is not possible or desired.
SNT’s allow injury victims to retain their needs-based governmental benefits and are often funded with a combination of seed money and structured settlement payments.
MSA’s are becoming much more commonplace in liability settlements. Funding MSA’s with structured settlements can often reduce the cost of the MSA which frees up more money for the claimant.
Rated ages can dramatically increase the performance of a structured settlement annuity and should always be explored. Ignoring the rated age possibility can come at great risk.
Life Care Plans often lay the financial framework for proving future medical needs but you don’t always need to hire/pay an economist.
Having a structured settlement specialist with 30+ years of attending mediations provides valuable insight into myriad defense tricks and tendencies.
33 Years as a Plaintiff-Only Structured Settlement Specialist.
Contracted with ALL annuity markets. Trusted and recommended by WAJ Past-Presidents and Members
Experienced in Tax-Free and Taxable Settlements, Structured Attorney Fees, Funding MSA’s and SNT’s, 468B QSF’s, and Trusts.
Registered Settlement Planner, Past-President, Treasurer, and Founding Member of the Society of Settlement Planners.
No client has ever lost even one penny of my deals!
For the last fifteen years Chuck and his firm have been instrumental in our success for our clients. The settlement process was historically one sided in favor of the defense which held all the information relating to annuities, this changed when we associated Chuck in our cases. He levels the playing field with big insurance and enables us to take control of the settlement process. Additionally, Chuck has a wealth of financial knowledge and experience which he brings to the table to help guide client who may have little experience in the world of money management. We do not walk into any major settlement conference without Premier Settlement Services and Chuck in our corner.
Chuck’s expertise is like a Disney animated movie – he successfully communicates on two levels. He informs me of all the latest products available in today’s marketplace and, at the same time, explains the process and product lines to my clients in the clearest and most understandable manner. Chuck is extremely knowledgeable while, at the same time, always accessible and down to earth. He is a wonder asset to me and my clients.
I stopped using other structured settlement brokers more than ten years ago after I finally used Chuck and Premier Settlement Services. I wouldn’t think about using anyone else at this point. When I had more than ten million dollars to structure as part of a complex settlement that involved a special needs trust, there was one person I knew I needed in my corner. Chuck was an invaluable help in getting that accomplished with the best possible terms for my client. I don’t want someone chosen by the insurance industry – I want someone who I know has my client’s best interest in mind, who has both expertise and integrity. Chuck is that person. I highly recommend him.
In my 18 years of handling personal injury claims I have utilized the services of several different structured settlement brokers. Chuck Derenne is by far the best. He is detail oriented and extremely responsive. Whether it be shopping around for the best rate for our clients, attentively reviewing assignment paperwork, or taking the time to make sure the client is completely informed about all the details, Chuck does a great job. I highly recommend Premier Settlement Services as the Structure Settlement Broker of choice…
I have had the pleasure of working with Chuck Derenne for many years. He is my go-to guy in every settlement discussion. Chuck is extremely well versed in structured settlements and the economic realities of helping my clients with lifetime annuities. He works every file hard and takes on every client as I do, to do the very best possible. You cannot have a better person on your team than Chuck for this purpose.
I use Chuck Derenne and Premier Settlements for the simple reason that I sleep better at night knowing things will be done right. It is a huge sense of responsibility that I have for my client’s protection. When we do a structured settlement, invariably the money we secure is for someone that has no ability to protect themselves. Using someone who has consistently been on the cutting edge of plaintiff’s issues is assurance for our clients that no only will they receive the best product on the market, but that every detail of the transaction will be meticulously constructed for their benefit. Over the last decade Chuck has proven over and over again, if you don’t have someone in your client’s corner, you really are not doing your job at all and if you worry about your client’s security into perpetuity, place the product with Premier and rest easy knowing you have given them the best advocacy they can get.
Of all of the structured settlement analysts I have utilized over the past many years, there is one who stands out. Once I started working with Chuck Derenne, I have not worked with anyone else. Chuck responds immediately to any request for assistance; I have never had him fail to assist me even on an instance notice. Whether it is a very minor accident, or an accident involving major injuries, Chuck is able to assist. Drawing upon his extensive background and experience, he researches the needs of the client and goes to the marketplace to find ways to meet those needs in the best possible fashion. Moreover, Chuck is extremely ethical and will provide assistance even in cases where there is absolutely no personal benefit to him. I cannot say more about this fine man and look forward to working with him in the future.
There are two qualities you want in a settlement broker: trust and talent. Chuck Derenne has both in abundance. You can trust that he is working for the plaintiff, and he has talent for getting the best rate with full disclosure of costs, or he’ll tell you. In either case, you and your clients win.
Year after year, Chuck has been able to obtain the best structures for my clients. He is the first person I call when I need help for my clients. Thank you Chuck!
Chuck Derenne has performed outstanding work for me on several 6 and 7 figure results. In each case from the beginning, he helped strategize the approach to ensure maximum choice and economic benefit for the client. He works hard, is responsive and hustles (with only the positive connotations intended) to get the job done. He is thorough, knowledgeable, and transparent in an industry where transparency seems difficult to find. Now I call him before any significant mediation is scheduled. I have referred him to others without hesitation and each time I have received further confirmation that he is the right choice.
Our firm has been extremely pleased with the level of competence and professionalism provided by Chuck Derenne at Premier Settlement Services, Inc. for all of our structured settlement needs. Chuck has gone out of his way secure the best annuity contracts for our clients both in economic terms as well as in security. Chuck is extremely prompt and we have always found him willing to go the “extra mile” in getting the job done and document prepared. Premier Settlement Services, Inc. is clearly the best choice for a plaintiff’s structured settlement broker.
I highly recommend using Premier Settlement Services, Inc. They recently handled everything for a structured settlement I had and it was timely and professionally handled. I retained their service again because I was having such a difficult time with the mandated insurance structured settlement provider that I needed Mr. Derenne to fight through the red tape to get the paperwork done. Thank you Chuck for everything.
Originally when structured settlements first came out, it was defense or insurance company driven. They had the expertise and they had the experience. What we quickly found out was that they were not in a position to help us. That wasn’t their duty. That wasn’t their purpose.
We have seen situations where a defense annuity broker may have a sweetheart deal with the defendant liability insurance company and the way that shakes out disadvantages our client. We don’t want that to occur. And so by relying on Chuck Derenne, we say to the defendant, “Look, if there’s going to be a structure here, we’re going to be the ones to make the decision and we’re going to tell you how much is going to be structured and with what companies and on our terms”. And by taking control of the process with Chuck’s help, we serve our clients much better than by walking into a mediation and turning it over to the defense. They may bring their people, but their people will not be involved in the decision making. I know Chuck has our best interests and our clients’ best interests at heart. I don’t want to have to rely or have my clients rely on somebody I don’t know. That’s Chuck’s job and he does it very, very well.
Over the many years I have worked with Chuck I have been impressed with his knowledge about and his creativeness in dealing with structured settlements. Each case presents a unique set of circumstances and Chuck has a way of walking me through it so I can comfortable explain all aspects of the structure to my client. Chuck’s willingness to give advice even in cases the insurance companies insist on using their own broker is invaluable.