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The following communication is in response to press release 2022-76 published by the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 2nd, 2022. Synergy Settlement Services, Inc. (SSS), its principals and the Foundation for Those with Special Needs (“Foundation”) are disappointed that the Securities and Exchange Commission has opted to file a lawsuit as outlined in the press release.

We strongly believe this Government action is unwarranted under the law and facts, we adamantly deny that any trust beneficiary or retained funds were improperly used and intend to vigorously defend this case in Court.

The SEC’s press release used salacious terms like “beach parties” and “golf tournaments” to describe events held by outside non-profits but seemingly insinuated that the events were thrown by Synergy. While those terms may help generate media headlines, it’s just not accurate.  As an example, the alleged “beach parties” thrown by Synergy is actually referencing a contribution by The Foundation to a state “Civil Justice Foundation” that is a 501(c)(3).  The mission of this organization, like others The Foundation has supported over the years, is to keep the civil justice system accessible.

Since its inception, The Foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a variety of non-profit organizations doing incredible charitable work across the country.

Rest assured that as we work through the process of exonerating ourselves, we remain 100% committed to serving our clients and the families you fight for.  This will not impact our operations or results.  We remain steadfast in our dedication to the work of improving the lives of injury victims.

Jason D. Lazarus, J.D., LL.M., MSCC, CSSC
Founder Chief Executive Officer

Synergy Settlement Services
2420 S. Lakemont Ave., Suite 160 Orlando, FL 32814

www.synergysettlements.com

Anthony F. Prieto, Jr., CFP®
President

Synergy Settlement Services
110 North 11th Street, 1st Floor Tampa, FL 33602

Evelynn S. Passino, Esq.
Executive Director

Pooled Trust Solutions
3208-C E. Colonial Drive, #132 Orlando, FL 32803

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