Tip #7 - Sending Structure Funds

Yes, structure funds can flow through plaintiff counsel's trust account without impacting the tax-free status of the structured settlement. We are often asked whether it is appropriate for structure funds to be sent first to the plaintiff firm...

Remembrance Day

Today, we acknowledge our profound gratitude to the many courageous men and women of our armed services, both past and present. Their service and sacrifice has preserved the freedom that we are privileged to enjoy in Canada. It is time to remember th...

Mobile Apps and Website Calculator Updated

We have updated our website calculator as well as our iPhone®, Android™ and BlackBerry® Apps to incorporate the 2015 Ontario Discount Rate, which is the same as the 2014 rate. The apps are available immediately for download. Be sure ...

Manulife Buys Canadian Operations of Standard Life

How will this transaction affect existing Standard Life structured settlements? The short answer is that there will be no change to structured settlements already in place. Structure payments will continue to be made without interruption. The i...

McKellar Beach Party

McKellar is making the best of the fall like temperatures lately by bringing a beach party indoors! Here is the aftermath... ​

Tip #6 – MEDIATION: Items to consider when a structure broker is involved

In Tip #5, we talked about pinning down the necessary structure details in multi-party settlements. A structure broker in attendance at a mediation or settlement meeting will ensure those details are dealt with. Prior to any settlement negotiation...

16th Annual Women's Charity Golf Day

Our 16th Annual Women's Charity Golf Day was a huge success! Since our golf day began, McKellar is pleased to have raised $241,875 for WICC! Thank you to all of the ladies who came out in support of this great cause, despite the threat of thund...

Brain Injury Awareness Month

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month! 50,000 Canadians sustain brain injuries each year; and more than 11,000 Canadians die each year as a result of brain injury. Here at McKellar we are dedicated to helping raise and spread brain injury awareness -...

Happy 70th Birthday Ralph Fenik and Bob McGlynn!

Today McKellar celebrated the 70th birthdays of Ralph Fenik and Bob McGlynn!  

Tip #5 - Pay particular attention to the structure details in multi-party settlements

We continue with our top 10 tips for structured settlements.  By way of recap, here's what we've covered so far: #1 - Get the right to structure! #2 - Clarify structure ownership #3 - Don't forget the Assignment Fee(s) #4 - Do...