The Milestone Foundation is pleased to announce the newest addition to our team: Michael Volpe, who joins us as Executive Director. In a high-energy first week, Mike was thrown into our 2023 Giving Tuesday Campaign; although this was no match for our Executive Director, who comes to us from D’Youville University and has worked
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In the pre-settlement funding world, a non-recourse advance only needs to be repaid if and when a plaintiff obtains a settlement. But when miscommunications occur, it’s possible that funding can go unpaid, and what happens then? Law360 published a story about an Ohio attorney who is now facing legal repercussions after failing to notify
As a national nonprofit based in Buffalo, NY, The Milestone Foundation is committed to building meaningful relationships with attorneys and related organizations around the country. Thus, we jumped at the opportunity to attend the inaugural Impact Litigation Funders Symposium in February 2023. This symposium was held directly before the Impact Fund’s annual Class Action
Dear friends, It’s no secret that we are all living in increasingly uncertain economic times. With rising interest rates and inflation, many individuals are more desperate for financial assistance than ever. At the same time, banks are tightening their lending standards, making it harder for people to stay above water financially during their lawsuits.
The Milestone Foundation began 2023 by celebrating the humanitarian efforts of a group of outstanding attorneys. Honorees were awarded our inaugural Compassionate Counsel Award in Miami, FL, at our Cocktail for a Cause event. We are grateful for the support from our attendees and sponsors, as this celebration would not have been possible without them.
World Cancer Day is February 4. The day acknowledges the heartache and triumph of cancer survivors across the globe, and its slogan close the care gap aims to diminish the inequalities of patient care across the world. This campaign specifically highlights the differences in prognoses and treatments across one’s county, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic
As we make plans to travel or welcome guests this holiday season, it’s difficult to imagine that many plaintiffs and their families are facing the threat of homelessness. Injured and often out of work, they have been tapping into their savings to keep the lights on, put food on the table, and stay in
We are excited to welcome Julia DiCristofaro as the newest foundation team member! Julia recently graduated from Binghamton University and joins us in the role of case manager. She has previously spent time volunteering with numerous nonprofit organizations including Identity, Catholic Charities Food Pantry, and Planned Parenthood Votes. Julia volunteered as a program coordinator,
Recently The Milestone Foundation was asked to fund a plaintiff who is a part of the ongoing lawsuits against 3M. These lawsuits concern the combat earplugs that soldiers and other members of the armed forces wore during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan throughout the early 2000s. It was alleged that 3M failed to
The Milestone Foundation had a booth space for the first time at the American Association for Justice 2021 Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV. It was my first time as Executive Director of the foundation attending an AAJ convention, and the experience was something that, well … happened in Vegas but didn’t stay in