Overview

Bentham provides funding that enables law firms to address two critical - but often opposing - business objectives: boost the bottom line while meeting client demand for more service at lower costs. We do this by funding portfolios of cases for law firms on a non-recourse basis. 

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How Much Funding is Available?

Our funding amounts range from $2M to $20M or more per portfolio.

What are the Funding Requirements?

To be eligible for funding, a portfolio must meet the following requirements:

  1. Three or more cases.
  2. Total funding requested must exceed $2,000,000.
  3. Defendants must have a clear ability to pay judgments.
 


What Types of Cases?

All commercial cases, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secret theft, copyright / trademark / patent infringement, complex business disputes, environmental, qui tam and antitrust.

Please note that we do not fund personal injury, discrimination, or malpractice cases.

How Does Law Firm Financing Work?

Bentham invests a portion of the fee budgets in 3 or more cases being handled by the firm on a contingency. When the firm collects its contingency fees from one or more of the cases, it pays Bentham, a multiple of the amount funded, with this return cross-collateralized across the cases.

Benefits of Portfolio Funding:

  • Our portfolio funding is non-recourse – if all the cases are lost, you owe us nothing.
  • Our funding enables law firms with diversified portfolios of cases to cover most of their fixed costs and still recover significant contingency fees.
  • Our funding provides support against opponents seeking to outspend you.
  • We do not control legal or settlement decisions.


How Can a Law Firm Accelerate the Benefits of Funding?

Bentham offers law firms a financing vehicle dubbed the "Bentham Accelerator." This product is a true multiplier for firm revenues, profits and realization rates, extending the benefits of litigation funding far beyond the growth made possible by other funding products. The advantages of the product are demonstrated in an interactive model, which allows firms to input their unique revenue data and receive bespoke reports that show the bottom-line impact of funding existing and newly won business (single cases), and of developing funded portfolios (multiple cases) to accelerate profits. The three-phase approach holds great appeal for firms willing to take measured risk to achieve strong financial improvements.

How Does the Process Work?

The first step is to contact us to provide information about what your firm is trying to accomplish using litigation funding. Depending on your goals, we will either schedule an in-person meeting to demonstrate the potential impact of implementing the Accelerator, or we will talk through the cases you are considering for a single funded portfolio. We provide deal terms after entering into a non-disclosure agreement, with the terms depending on the funding arrangement, the merits of the funded cases and their estimated times to resolution. After conducting due diligence, we finalize terms and execute a funding agreement. Funds are wired promptly.

To learn more about Bentham's law firm financing options, please contact us.