Ahtirski earned two Bachelor degrees and a law degree. He has been an active participant in the structured settlement industry since its inception. His California law firm is a leader in structured settlement transfers, and Ahtirski has personally assisted with more than 8,000 future payment stream transfers. He was also influential in the interpretation and modification of California’s Structured Settlement Protection Act.
Education: I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Southern California and graduated with honors in 1986 earning 2 separate Bachelor degrees. The first in Communications with journalism as a minor and the second in Political science with economics as a minor. Next, I attended law school at Southwestern School of Law and concurrently clerked for the California Department of Corporations. and while in Law School. I Graduated from Southwestern in 1989 and became licensed to practice law in the State of California in 1989. In 1990, I was admitted to practice law before the United States Court of Federal Claims; a Court of special jurisdiction created to adjudicate actions filed directly against the U.S. Government.
Factoring Industry Experience: Since the inception of the Secondary Market Industry of Annuity Factoring (the “Industry”) in the early 1990’s, I have been actively involved in all segments of the industry. From representing the interests purchasers, sellers, investors, as well as underwriting compliance, I have personally been involved in over 8,000 transfers of future payment streams. I have also acted as a legislative liaison to the Office of Attorney General for the State of California in addressing both the interpretation and proposed revisions to the California Structured Settlement Protection Act as codified in Sections 10134 et seq. of the California Insurance Code.