The most trusted advisor in litigation finance.
EXPERIENCE AND TRUST
CEO Charles Agee founded one of the first litigation finance funds in the world and later founded Westfleet Advisors, the first full-service litigation finance advisory firm. This experience and perspective is why we are the most trusted name in the world of litigation finance.
What we do
Westfleet serves as a trusted advisor to lawyers and their clients who are exploring litigation financing.
Our clients succeed because they have the informational advantage in their dealings with litigation funders. Whether we are engaged to consult on specific aspects of a transaction or to manage a competitive fundraising process, we are here to ensure that our clients have total transparency into the litigation financing market and process.
Our services are tailored to each client’s needs, and our fees can be structured as hourly, fixed, or, where appropriate, contingent. In all engagements, we pride ourselves on flexibility and alignment of interests with our clients.
We advise on any aspect of the litigation funding process, including fundraising presentation and strategy, funder suitability, term sheet negotiation, due diligence, and negotiation of final financing agreements.
MANAGED FUNDRAISING PROCESS
We manage the entire litigation fundraising process and actively market our client’s opportunity to our vast array of capital sources, serving as an intermediary for negotiations. These engagements also include all of our Transaction Advisory services.
STRATEGIC & FINANCIAL CONSULTING
We consult with law firms and companies that are in the early stages of exploring their financing and risk management options. We help our clients determine the types of structures they should consider, the optimal balance of internal and external capital, and the viability of litigation finance relative to our client’s specific objectives.
We provide formal opinions to law firms as well as publicly-listed and privately-held companies as to whether litigation financing terms comport with market norms. We also serve as testifying experts on issues relating to litigation finance in legal proceedings.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Our company had a very specific need involving not just financing for litigation but also for general operating capital, and we knew finding the right capital provider would be challenging. Westfleet was instrumental in helping us devise a structure that would meet the broad spectrum of our requirements, and their knowledge of the litigation finance marketplace was critical to our successful fundraising. Having that level of expertise on our side was invaluable. In fact, having been through the process, I cannot imagine trying to navigate the litigation finance market without a partner like Westfleet.”
Managing Partner, Early-stage Technology Company
I’ve known Westfleet’s CEO, Charles Agee, in the context of litigation finance for more than a decade. I’ve worked with him on some of my cases and have always found him to be knowledgeable about the subject matter and keenly sensitive to the ethical parameters by which we as lawyers are governed. He is truly one of the few experts in his field.”
— William “Tommy” Jacks
Fish & Richardson
The litigation finance market offers solutions that can be highly beneficial, but most clients are inexperienced with this market and may not always be presented with the most favorable terms. Knowing I can recommend an experienced, independent group like Westfleet Advisors is comforting because my clients rely on me to protect their interests. I want my clients to have every possible advantage in the litigation, including how they elect to finance it.”
— Ronald J. Schutz
Managing Partner, New York, Robins Kaplan LLP
Working with Westfleet to structure a complex litigation funding deal involving a nine-figure, multi-law firm patent litigation campaign saved my company millions in financing costs and countless hours of wasted effort. They knew who were the right funders to approach, delivered a compelling pitch, and obtained multiple proposals for me to consider. Westfleet’s insider perspective was invaluable at every juncture.”
— CEO, Technology Licensing Company