The Problem Explained:
Today in our industry many law firms rely on capital funding via what is normally known as a Hedge Fund loans. The law firm pledges attorney’s fees coming on their Docket in exchange for financing that traditional banks do not offer.
The hedge fund loans are consistently over three times current bank rates and usually over 20% per year. The rates go from about 17% to 24% depending on how good the lawyers docket is. If a law firm loaned 10 million today in 3.6 years, he will owe more than 20 million.
It takes time before the lawyers gets paid and as an example a tort like Roundup has now run for 7 years. While the lawyers get paid well a lot of that profit end up with the hedge funds because of the 17%-24% interest rate.
Probably 50% or more of the law firms we deal with are getting loans like this.
We set out to come up with a solution to fix this industry wide problem. We offer a unique product, the first of its kind to be offered commercially, that will insure a Mass Tort docket. The insurance premium to insure a minimum value of a mass tort docket is between 6-12%, depending on collateral, loan amount, etc. Final premium amount is determined by the insurance carrier.
Our process provides our loan applicant to be matched with the right lender coupled with an A Rated insurance company. The Insurance will guarantee the principal loan amount. A commercial lender that is interested in an insurance company which is A Rated backing these loans will be able to offer a rate that is below current market rates because of the insurance wrapper.
The time it takes for the insurance to rap the mass tort docket is between 45-60 days from start to finish. This allows the insurance company time to do their due diligence on the docket they are insuring. Today we have 5-7 lenders that are willing to engage with us on this product at a very competitive rate.
We see the market in its infancy right now but as more and more people take advantage of A Rated insurance on their Mass Tort Docket we believe we can drive the lending rates down to a healthy level for our industry.
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