It’s expensive for companies to fight a lawsuit, no matter which side of the courtroom they’re on. The Court Statistics Project found that the median costs for business contract suits, which make up 60% of the 20 million civil cases filed annually, totaled $91,000. Liability lawsuits had a median cost of $54,000. Some businesses may
Attorneys and their law firms have more options than ever before for raising capital to supplement or grow their practices. Traditional capital sources like institutional loans involve a cumbersome application process and are hard on the firm and partner balance sheets. After investigating alternative sources of capital for law firms, an increasing number of attorneys
More attorneys and law firms are realizing the many benefits of law firm funding, and the service is becoming more common across the globe. This demand has resulted in an influx of funding providers to the market, but the offerings and abilities of these companies vary. Attorneys considering law firm funding solutions must choose the
Law firms often walk a precarious financial line, balancing the potential for large settlements or judgments in the future against the time and expense needed to build a winning case. Discerning law firms know how to leverage pre-settlement funding to support current litigation and firm health and growth. Collateralizing winning cases before they’re resolved allows
Cash flow limitations constrain law firms and prevent the realization of full business potential.
Law firms of all sizes and specialties struggle with financial constraints due to inadequate access to working capital.
International arbitration provides a time-tested forum to resolve contractual disputes between entities in different countries.
Plaintiffs asserting claims against big business face an uphill battle. Cases involving commercial litigation, patent claims, antitrust and competition claims and more often present a David-and-Goliath scenario. Adding to that the typical contingency fee arrangement in plaintiff cases, many law firms struggle financially to see meritorious cases through. But there is an answer to that
The buying and selling of lawsuits—a decade-old practice in the U.S. known as litigation finance—continues to expand. Consider Pierce Sergenian, a six-lawyer trial boutique started this year by John Pierce and David Sergenian, refugees from the litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. The new firm already has an impressive array of contingency-fee cases, where