The litigation finance industry, while seemingly new, has been around for over 20 years. Litigation finance has transformed from a little known secret in the legal industry, into a mainstream funding solution, that is utilized by hundreds of thousands of plaintiffs and attorneys worldwide. Litigation finance, which was once reserved for plaintiffs unable to pay for the pursuit of legal action, is now available to all types of business, regardless of capitalization structure. Litigation funding can be beneficial to:
Baker Street Funding provides non-recourse financing which means that the funds are only repaid upon the success of the litigation.
In today's legal system, justice requires capital. Litigation is expensive, and the costs can pile up quickly. Attorneys fees, consultants, depositions, witness prep, trials, research, motions, subpoenas, and appeals can add up to millions of dollars by the end of a large commercial lawsuit. All too often, plaintiffs are handcuffed in their pursuit of legal action because of the immense cost behind litigating a successful claim. Many plaintiffs who have compelling cases abandon their legal recourse because they can not continue to proceed with the legal fees.
Litigation funding is a non-recourse financial agreement, which means that you will have no obligation to pay the funder back if you lose your case. Litigation finance (also commonly known as litigation funding or business litigation finance) is when a third party that is not involved in the legal proceedings provides the plaintiff or their counsel with the capital in return for an equity portion of their settlement proceeds.
Many plaintiffs and attorneys find themselves in great need of capital while litigating a lawsuit and litigation finance provides them with the much-needed funds for them to continue their fight. If this is you, then you may benefit from commercial litigation financing. At Baker Street Funding we have helped business owners cover everyday expenses to help them maintain their lifestyle that has been disrupted by legal action.
Major universities, Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, as well as large privately held businesses, have benefited from commercial litigation funding. Being able to draw capital by monetizing a future legal claim can not only pay for the cost of litigation, including expert testimony and travel fees for witnesses, but it can also be used as working capital for companies that are bogged down by the extensive cost constraints of litigation.
For commercial claims we require the following:
We will consider default judgments without a response from the defendant if they have a solid ability to pay and the appeal process has been exhausted.
In an ideal world, businesses can find attorneys to represent their interests on a full contingency basis. This fee arrangement alleviates the pressures of dedicating capital away from normal business operations and allows a business to continue to operate without the need for additional working capital. Meanwhile, it also has the added effect of motivating the attorney to win the case and maximize the settlement award. Even with such a favorable arrangement, a business can still be damaged by the litigation process. The damages experienced by the business can lead to a reduction in working capital. Even when taken on full contingency, a lawsuit can harm a business cash flow and hamper their ability to grow or even survive. Depending on the lawsuit, the company's financial health, and other factors, a business may have to take on traditional debt, which can be difficult to service.
Baker Street Funding understands the capital needs of businesses of all sizes and how a lawsuit can jeopardize their future. Our commercial litigation funding division was founded to help create a custom capital solution for businesses by leveraging their future settlement award for upfront capital. This allows our clients to protect their assets and pursue their case without worrying about monthly debt service payments or repayment before settlement funds are available.
Commercial litigation funding, also known as commercial litigation loans, are cash advances based on your business lawsuit's future settlement award. It allows your business to leverage that award to provide immediate liquidity to pay for whatever expenses your business needs to meet. Repayment of these funds is only due when the settlement award is sent to your attorney and is non-recourse, meaning that you are under no obligation to repay the funds to us if the litigation is not successful. Below are a few points you may want to consider commercial litigation loans:
“Every day, business find themselves in a litigious environment and potentially vulnerable to bad faith actors. While the actions leading to a lawsuit can be extremely damaging to a company, we are here to help. Our commercial litigation funding division helps clients navigate the waters of business litigation and provide a life-line for them in the form of readily available capital”
Daniel A. DiGiaimo, CEO of Baker Street Funding
Plaintiffs, whether they are individuals or corporations that are involved in commercial lawsuits and have an immediate or future liquidity need, can contact Baker Street Funding for further review of your case. We help undercapitalized plaintiffs unlock the liquidity needed for working capital to help reduce the risk that you will run out of money and prematurely settle your case for less than its proper valuation.
There are multiple ways that litigation funding companies can assist investors, plaintiffs, and attorneys in your commercial litigation funding. There are many benefits to both the plaintiff, their counsel, and investors that are highlighted below.
We help undercapitalized plaintiffs unlock the liquidity needed for working capital to help reduce the risk that you will run out of money and prematurely settle your case for less than its proper valuation.
Execute NDA and request documentation on the claim.
Evaluate the documents and claim. Additional due-diligence is also done.
Prepare and send investment documents for execution.
Deploy capital and monitor case progress moving forward.
Pre-Trial claimants have found our due diligence process extremely beneficial because our experienced underwriters can give the client a unique perspective into the strengths and weaknesses of their claim and trial strategy.
We also provide clients with funds to help them better prepare for trial. Ultimately the trial strategy is up to the attorney and their client, but fresh ideas and strategy are always beneficial even if not used.
Appeals are long and arduous processes and we strive to give appellees the ability to monetize a portion of their judgment, which mitigates the stress involved in seeing a judgment reduced or reversed. We typically look to fund up to 25% of a final award that is being appealed.
Our clients have used our funding to ensure that they have the resources to enforce and collect on their judgment by hiring counsel and asset recovery specialists. This is especially beneficial to clients dealing with recalcitrant judgment debtors and cases involving sovereign entities.
Litigation finance which was one reserved for business plaintiffs who did not have enough capital to pursue their claims, is now available to businesses regardless of capitalization structure. Here are some of the advantages of litigation finance:
When businesses pursue strong, but complicated claims that they otherwise would not have the capital to pursue, commercial litigation funding provides plaintiffs with the power to see their suit through a successful completion. When a business finds itself pursing a claim against a large and well capitalized defendant, they can rest easy knowing that they have a large pool of capital to pull from to continue on with their claim. Only cases that pass our due diligence process and have a high potential of being successful are financed.
As a business owner, you should not be limited in your search for representation. Financing can allow you to work with the attorney you believe is best to pursue your claim even if they will not work on a full contingency basis.
In choosing to fund your case with a litigation financing firm, you can free up capital that would otherwise be allocated to the litigation, allowing you to continue to expand your business and operate normally.
Money spent on litigation is an immediate expense, which can reduce earnings. Settlement awards and settlement financing is treated as a non-recurring extraordinary item that does not negatively affect your bottom line.
We currently answer all funding requests in less than 60 minutes.
Baker Street Funding is a Premier Legal Funding Firm designed to strategically connect select funding opportunities with our extensive network of sophisticated partners and staff. Terms and Conditions Apply. BAKER STREET FUNDING RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. To qualify for legal financing, a consumer must be (1) an attorney, or (2) you must be a corporate plaintiff looking for a minimum of $750,000 in litigation funding or a minimum of $50,000 in post-settlement funding, or (3) you must be a personal injury, civil rights or employment/labor law plaintiff with a retained lawyer on contingency; you mustbe at least 18 years of age, you must have a strong liability claim against a properly insured defendant, you must reside in an eligible state, and meet Baker Street Funding’s underwriting requirements. Contact us to discuss your options. Not all borrowers receive the lowest rate. To qualify for the lowest rate, your attorney must contact Baker Street Funding and meet other conditions. If approved, your actual rate will be listed in your contract. Historical returns do not guarantee future results.
*Baker Street Funding does not currently provide financing to plaintiffs looking for lawsuit funding residing in Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Maryland, Nevada, Oklahoma, West Virginia, or Washington D.C. Baker Street Funding reserves the right to change the states where it provides legal funding to without notice.
Attorney funding is provided throughout all states of the United States. The states Baker Street Funding currently provides legal funding to are:
Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (Minimum $25K), North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
We currently fund Colorado at a minimum of $75,000. Case value must be at least $750,000+.
We currently fund North Carolina at a minimum of $25,000. Case value must be at least $250,000+.
**Baker Street Funding does not provide lawsuit funding for workers’ compensation.
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