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About


Litigation finance for plaintiffs involved in business lawsuits and complex litigation.

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About


Litigation finance for plaintiffs involved in business lawsuits and complex litigation.

what we do

Using a broad range of investment structures, LexStone’s investments are intended to improve our clients’ ability to further their claims.  In a typical transaction, LexStone helps pays certain litigation expenses in return for a portion of the proceeds from the case upon resolution.  Similarly, our investments may also be used to provide critical working capital to companies involved in litigation and for personal expenses of the business owners.

LexStone works to level the playing field for plaintiffs.  Our principal goal is to provide our clients with financial choices that reduce risk and maximize their claim's value.

Our investment structures can finance the following:

  • legal fees
  • case costs, including experts
  • business working capital
  • remove liabilities from balance sheet
  • purchase of judgments

LexStone typically invests in claims with a value in excess of $5,000,000.  Please click here to find out more about your eligibility for our services.

LAW FIRMS

Provides financing options to legal teams that are aligned with professional responsibility.

WHICH CASES QUALIFY

Capital is available for many types of claims, including commercial claims and complex tort.


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BenefitS


Financing is non-recourse to your other assets and payment is deferred until settlement.

BenefitS


Financing is non-recourse to your other assets and payment is deferred until settlement.

Litigation finance from lexstone

LexStone brings unique capabilities to your dispute resolution process. Our products may be used to finance many of the expenses associated with litigation. Capital provided by LexStone is off-balance sheet and non-recourse, allowing businesses to hedge litigation risks using custom tailored financing solutions. Our financing products may be used to supplement working capital and to pay for personal expenses. 

Unlike a loan that must be repaid regardless of a claim’s outcome, our litigation finance products have unique characteristics that add value to the resolution of your dispute.

          

     NO PERSONAL GUARANTEE 

Unlike conventional loans, lawsuit funding is non-recourse, secured by the proceeds of your claim and not the cash-flow of your business or your personal assets.

       

NO MONTHLY PAYMENTS 

Litigation financing is similar to a venture capital transaction and does not require monthly payments. LexStone is paid directly from the proceeds of your settlement.

                        

NON-RECOURSE

LexStone bears the risk of loss. We are paid only if you win or reach an out-of-court settlement. If you are unsuccessful in your claim, you will not be obligated to pay LexStone.


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Law Firms


Financing options that empower plaintiffs and law firms.

Law Firms


Financing options that empower plaintiffs and law firms.

Litigation Finance is aligned with your practice

Law firms involved in complex litigation are often faced with clients who have highly meritorious cases but are unable or unwilling to pay their mounting litigation expenses. LexStone bridges the gap for clients experiencing financing constraints by providing strategic capital in return for a portion of the plaintiff’s future recovery.

Our service is complimentary to your practice, providing your firm the ability to receive payment as well as guaranteeing adequate financing until the resolution of the claim.

The core of our team is comprised of legal professionals who understand the various risks inherent in complex litigation. LexStone's lawsuit funding can be arranged at any stage in the life cycle of a claim and can be structured to accommodate either a contingency fee or hourly fee model.

In addition, LexStone offers a wide range of products for law firms with contingency portfolios that enable firms to monetize their future returns.

We understand the ethical and professional constraints lawyers face in their interaction with clients and third parties. Through our consultations with leading legal ethics practitioners, LexStone has developed products that maintain the privileges and ethical considerations that are fundamental to the legal profession.


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Eligibility


A streamlined funding process for a broad range of matters.

Eligibility


A streamlined funding process for a broad range of matters.

Most COMMERCIAL & LARGE TORT CASES are considered

When a plaintiff is forced to file a lawsuit, the time and resources consumed by the process are exacerbated by the fact that a legal claim can easily take two years or more to work its way through the courts.

LexStone can bridge the gap. We provide funding for many types of claims, including:

  • Contract Disputes
  • Trademark and Copyright Infringement
  • Anti-Competitive Claims
  • Anti-Trust
  • Fraud
  • Products Liability
  • Construction Disputes
  • Intellectual Property
  • Shareholder Suits
  • Securities and Investment Fraud
  • Banking and Insurance Disputes
  • Conversion
  • Professional Negligence
  • ERISA
  • Qui Tam
  • Judgments
  • Appellate Cases
  • Tobacco Cases

LexStone typically invests in claims with a value in excess of $5,000,000. For a case to qualify, it must meet the following requirements:

Legal Merits. LexStone only invests in cases with excellent legal merits. Legal merits means not only a strong basis for the case and a compelling theory of liability, but also a clear understanding of the claim’s terminal value. Time to adjudication of the matter is an important consideration as we will need to understand how long a case will require to reach resolution. Generally, more developed cases with substantial documentation are easier for us to evaluate.

Legal Team. LexStone only invests in cases which are represented by very experienced counsel, with a favorable track record in these types of claims. The plaintiff’s lawyers may be working on contingency or providing services on an hourly basis. In many situations, we require a degree of flexibility from counsel with respect to billable hours and alternative fee structures, as well as complete transparency relating to the prosecution of the claim.

Defendant’s Ability to Pay. LexStone only invests in cases where the defendant is a well-capitalized entity and there is complete transparency about its ability to pay any damages awarded as a result of litigation.

Costs of Litigation. The expected costs of the claim must be foreseeable. We will require an estimated budget from counsel to consider a case for funding and will expect a commitment to abide by their forecasts if the investment is made.