Litigation Boutique Reilly Pozner on The National Law Journals Inaugural Litigation Boutiques Hot List

Denver (PRWEB) February 17, 2012

The litigation boutique Reilly Pozner has been selected to The National Law Journals inaugural Litigation Boutiques Hot List, an exclusive group of 10 firms in the country that take second place to no one in courtroom skill.

Reilly Pozner is one of those firms important clients turn to for state-of-the-art advocacy in bet-the-company cases, the Journal reported. They also represent an avenue to practice high-end law on a more human scale than perhaps is offered by larger firms.

With just under 30 lawyers, Reilly Pozner has roughly tripled in size since it was established it in 2000. Many of its lawyers are younger than 40 years old. All of its lawyers, except former state appellate court judge and partner Sean Connelly, are based in Denver. Connelly heads the firm’s Washington office which opened last year. While an assistant United States attorney, Connelly was the lead appellate lawyer in the Oklahoma City bombing prosecutions. In all, the firm has served as lead counsel in more than 40 states.

In an interview with the Journal, co-founding partner Dan Reilly discussed prominent cases in which the firm has recently been involved, one of which many believe will wind up before the Colorado Supreme Court. He also talked about the firms mantra which devolves from the firms unique logo, a gargoyle. The mantra flowing from the medieval guardian is Protect and Prevail. However, co-founding partner Reilly points out the firms bold choice for branding itself hardly reflects a traditional approach to practice.

New Economics and Finance Resources Published at

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National Educations SAGE Tuition Advantage program offers a 0% APR* financing option for students.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 24, 2012

National Educations SAGE Tuition Advantage program offers a 0% APR* financing option for students.

At a time when tuition and discount rates are at record highs, National Education and SAGE Scholars have created a product for schools to increase net tuition revenue, promote student retention and manage tuition discount rates.

SAGE Tuition Advantage is a 0% APR* financing option that schools can offer their students in lieu of a discount. The program does not affect any of the schools current revenue from other sources such as Federal Direct Loans, private loans or tuition payments made by the students and their families. Colleges simply replace a portion of their current unfunded discount dollars with SAGE Tuition Advantage.

The program is attractive to both schools and students because of the 0% APR* financing. Payments are deferred until 6 months after separation from school and no interest is charged until the loan converts to repayment. Students are rewarded by having a portion of the principal balance forgiven if they graduate from the issuing institution and another portion forgiven for making timely payments.

Schools make no up front investment and benefit from partnering with a nationally recognized servicer to administer the program (National Education Servicing received Exceptional Performer recognition from the Department of Education). The additional revenue stream to the school occurs as the loans are repaid, and in a lump sum when the loans are securitized. Matt Scotty, President of National Education says Schools are excited about the benefits of this new tool: increased net tuition revenue with a long term payment plan and 0% APR to students and families.

Just how much money can be saved? Colleges can explore projected revenue figures by visiting:

*0% APR with earned benefits, 2.55% APR without.

SAGE Scholars, Inc., established in 1995, has created the nations largest private college savings program, with more than 190,000 participating students and 288 participating colleges (43 states). Families who save in programs such as the Pennsylvania and Wisconsin state 529 Plans are rewarded with Tuition Reward Points similar to frequent flyer miles that can be redeemed for guaranteed minimum discounts if students are admitted to and attend a member college, beginning with the freshman year.

National Education, established in 1988, is a financial solution company sharply focused on developing, marketing, originating and servicing education financial products. National Education has received the Exceptional Performer designation from the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information, contact:

Matt Scotty at 800.345.4325 ext 5173, President, National Education Servicing

Justine Gianandrea at 800.345.4325 ext 5324, Senior Vice President, National Education Servicing

Dr. Jim Johnston at 215.564.9930, President, SAGE Scholars


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Thetica Systems Adds Clients, Enhances Bond Analytics Product Line

(PRWEB) February 27, 2012

Thetica Systems, provider of a fast and flexible data integration/bond analytics platform for the structured finance market, announced it has recently added relationships with a major international bank, an independent investment firm, and a private equity firm.

“We are very gratified by this growth, and will continue to do our best to provide our clients with custom-fitted solutions to their needs,” said CEO Ariel Yankilevich. “This expansion shows how the ABS Trader Tools system is uniquely customizable for a diverse range of structured finance market participants.”

ABS Trader Tools offers flexibility, efficiency and speed in performing bond analysis and pricing. Its ‘smart scenario language’ allows traders to quickly run complex scenarios on multiple bonds, with ready access to cashflow and price/yield results in customized reports. Recent enhancements enable ABS traders and analysts to:

Run the full universe of CLOs in a few minutes using complex asset level scenarios, including using automatic rules for asset reinvestment.

Run the full universe of CMBS at asset level forecasts.

Use the results of these runs to feed tear-sheets, viewers, screeners, etc.

Easily search the universe of securities based on various criteria including results from bond analytics calculations (e.g., WAL, First-Pay, Second-Pay, Back Pay, Never Pay, etc.).

Create a customized reverse look-up to see all re-leverage points for an existing bond.

Quickly utilize complex Price/Yield matrices and custom pricing algorithms.

Those interested in a live demonstration of ABS Trader Tools may contact the company by phone at 727-724-4182 or email Sales(at)Thetica(dot)com.

Thetica from the Greek letter theta which means Thought, Life Force and Reason and the word etica which means Ethics. Thought, reason and ethics are essential elements of any successful business and commitment to this concept is embedded in the companys name.

About Thetica Systems: As Wall Street securitization pioneers, Thetica Systems understands the needs of ABS market participants. Its clients include investment banks, hedge funds, capital management, brokers, dealers and others that invest in or monitor structured finance securities, with users from traders and trading desks, research and product controllers to risk managers, regulatory reporting and IT.


Settlement Capital Renews Its $50 Million Credit Line With DZ BANK

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 09, 2012

Settlement Capital Corporation, a long standing leader in structured settlement purchasing, has recently completed a renewal and extension of its $ 50 Million credit facility through DZ BANKs New York office.

Settlement Capital has a long relationship with DZ BANK, and we are excited about the continuance of this credit line and our future, said Debbie Rosen, President and CEO of Settlement Capital.

Settlement Capital was founded in the late 1980s and was the first company to purchase structured settlement payment rights. The company has been a leader in the industry ever since.

People receiving structured settlement payments through an annuity sometimes need to sell that asset to pay off debt, avoid foreclosure, buy a home or car, or go to school, commented Ms. Rosen. Settlement Capital stands ready to help these people when they need it. This credit extension demonstrates the continuing confidence the banking community has in this business and Settlement Capital.

DZ BANK is very happy to continue and expand its relationship with Settlement Capital, and we look forward to working with the company in the future, said Christian Haesslein, Vice President at DZ BANK Structured Finance Asset Securitization.

About Settlement Capital Corporation:

Settlement Capital Corporation is a Dallas, Texas based purchaser of structured settlement payments. Since the late 1980s Settlement Capital has provided lump sums of cash in exchange for future periodic payments to customers all over the country. Settlement Capital was a founder of the National Association of Settlement Purchasers (NASP), and led the effort in Congress and the states to enact Structured Settlement Protection Acts, ensuring consumers fair access to this important asset. Visit Settlement Capital on the web for more information at

For more information contact:

Settlement Capital Corporation

Debbie Rosen, President and CEO

14755 Preston Rd., Suite 130

Dallas, TX 75254



About DZ BANK:

DZ BANK is the fourth largest bank in Germany and acts as central bank for approximately 1,000 cooperative banks. As a cooperative commercial bank, DZ BANK is a well-known partner in Germany and abroad and offers long lasting business experience of over 125 years. DZ BANKs New York based Structured Finance Asset Securitization unit offers lender finance, structured asset and accounts receivable financing for a wide variety of clients and asset types. For more information, please visit