Finance

Whether your law firm operates on a contingency fee model or not, managing your finances and cash flow is vital. This is where you’ll find articles and case studies to help.

Finance

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3 Reasons Case Cost Tracking Matters for Plaintiffs Law Firms

In plaintiffs law, where attaining justice often intersects with managing profitability, diligent case cost tracking is paramount. Read his blog featuring insights from Tim McKey, CEO of Vista Consulting.
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10 Financial Challenges Contingency Fee Law Firms Face

As trial lawyers expand operations and increase caseload, there are 10 financial challenges contingency fee firms face and need to overcome. Read this blog for important insights from Tim McKey, CEO of Vista Consulting.
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How Trial Lawyers Can Effectively Fund the Fight for Justice

The fight for justice may be long and arduous but funding it doesn’t have to be. Discover effective financing solutions for trial lawyers by watching this video.
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The Fractional CFO Edge for Growing Plaintiff Law Firms

A fractional CFO empowers plaintiff law firms to balance establishing a firm financial foundation while winning cases. Explore this blog for important insights from Tim McKey, CEO of Vista Consulting.
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3 Ways to Present a Strong Case Pipeline for Plaintiffs Law Firms

For contingency fee law firms, presenting a strong case pipeline is a critical narrative to show a firm's capacity for sustained growth. Read this blog for insights from Tim McKey, CEO of Vista Consulting.
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How to Acquire Smart Financing for Sustainable Law Firm Growth

In the face of pressure from the increase in Private Equity law firms, contingency fee law firms are seeking to acquire smart financing to fuel law firm growth.
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Understanding Law Firm Funding Options: Contingency Fee Law Firms

There are a few law firm funding options for contingency fee law firms, but one option is best for the unique plaintiffs firm business model. Read this informative blog to learn how case cost financing helps firms leverage their contingent case inventory.
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Contingency Fee Law Firm Valuation: What Factors Matter for Financing?

Contingency fee law firms operate under a unique business model. Read this blog to learn how a contingency fee law firm is valued for financing: What factors matter and what financing options are available.
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The ROI of Financing Case Acquisition for Plaintiffs Law Firms

Plaintiffs law firms that consistently manage to litigate cases to full value and bring in case fees, should consider the ROI of financing case acquisition. Read this blog for important insights.
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Fueling Growth: The Power of Capital for Plaintiffs Law Firms

Cases are the growth engine of plaintiffs law firms. To scale full growth and increased case volume, firms need the power of capital. Watch this video featuring insights from Reza Torkzadeh, founder and CEO of TorkLaw.
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Case Cost Financing: The Key to Scaling Law Firm Growth

For contingency fee law firms, financing case costs is the key to unlocking the capital necessary for law firm growth. Read this blog about why personal injury firms like Edelman & Edelman leveraged case cost financing to scale growth.
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The Importance of a CFO for Running the Business of Law

As the firm grows, so do the demands of running the business of law. Read this blog to learn more about the importance of hiring a CFO for your law firm.
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The No-Stress Way to Efficiently Fund Your Law Firm

Starting a business is hard. Starting a contingency fee law firm is harder. Read this blow to learn about the no-stress way to efficiently fund your law firm.
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How to Experience Exponential Growth: The Key to Attaining Bigger Settlements

In this “Experience Exponential Growth” blog series, we’ll take you through several examples of top plaintiffs law firms that found great success and exponential growth by financing their case costs and investing into five keys areas.
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How to Experience Exponential Growth: Financing Your Law Firm

In this “Experience Exponential Growth” blog series, we’ll take you through several examples of top plaintiffs law firms that found great success and exponential growth by financing their case costs and investing into five key areas.
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Operational Excellence for Law Firms: A Roadmap to Streamlining Processes

As plaintiff lawyers, your primary focus is to help clients attain just settlements. However, to ensure the long-term success of your firm, it's essential to invest in building the firm's operations. Read this article featuring insights from Mary Ellen Murrah, operations consultant from Vista Consulting.
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Leveraging Debt to Invest in Law Firm Marketing, Technology and Talent

Smart, contingency fee law firm owners have leveraged debt to finance case costs in order to free up cash to invest in marketing, technology, and talent to fuel law firm growth. Watch this video to learn more.
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Law Firm COOs: Essential to Running Your Firm’s Operations

Law firm COOs ensure all the processes of a law firm are running smoothly, and, they enable owners to focus on vision and growth. Watch this video featuring Tim McKey, CEO of Vista Consulting, and Mary Ellen Murrah, Operations Consultant at Vista Consulting.
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Five Essential Attributes of Great Law Firm CFOs

A law firm CFO can be the difference between success and failure. In this blog, we discuss the five essential attributes of great law firm CFOs, featuring insights from Tim McKey, CEO of Vista Consulting.
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Law Firm CFOs: Why and When Plaintiffs Law Firms Need One

As many owners of successful contingency fee law firms soon discover, law firm CFOs are vital to the future growth and success of firms. Watch this video about why law firm CFOs are important and when a firm should consider adding a CFO, featuring Tim McKey.
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Understanding Typical Lending Options for Contingency Fee Law Firms

Understanding typical lending options and how they can impact law firm growth and cash flow is essential for contingency fee law firms. Watch this 2-minute featuring a detailed comparison of the three paths typically followed by trial attorneys.
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Game Changer: Leveling the Playing Field Through Case Cost Financing

As trial lawyers are discovering, case cost financing provides an opportunity to level the playing field, ensuring plaintiffs’ lawyers have access to valuable case resources so they can attain the best result for clients.
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Best Practices for Managing Client Case Costs

While case costs are often considered the life blood in the litigation space, your firm’s approach to managing client case costs impacts cash flow, operations, growth, and has tax implications. Watch this video featuring Tim McKey, CEO of Vista Consulting.
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Catapulting Your Law Firm from Good to Excellent: An Owner’s View

For Andrew Siegel, founding and senior litigating partner at Siegel & Coonerty, LLP, having access to capital has become a game changer -- catapulting his law firm from being a really good law firm to an excellent one. Watch this 2-minute video.
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Law Firm Financial Flexibility Led to a 162% Increase in Revenue

For Michigan based Grewal Law, finding law firm financial flexibility was the key to practice area expansion and significant revenue growth. The result – an increase of 162%1 in revenue over two years.
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Cash Flow Interruptions Hinder Law Firm Growth: Are you Prepared?

Cash flow interruptions present a challenge and continual balancing act. With inflation imminent, how is your law firm preparing?
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How Do Law Firms Show a Strong Contingent Case Pipeline?

To overcome risk concerns by lenders, contingency fee law firms need to know how to present a strong contingent case pipeline. Learn more by watching this 3-minute video.
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How To Recession-Proof Your Law Firm Business

As market volatility and rising inflation looms, partnering with Esquire Bank is the best way to recession-proof your law firm business.
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Building Case Value By Leveraging Case Inventory: Raphaelson & Levine

For Raphaelson & Levine, allying with Esquire Bank provided the catalyst for significantly building case value for the law firm’s clients and continuing to fulfill its mission for attaining justice.
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4 Keys to Achieving Financial Flexibility for Law Firm Growth: Glen Lerner

For contingency fee law firms that self-finance, achieving financial flexibility for law firm growth initiatives is a continual balancing act. Watch this video featuring Glen Lerner.
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Leveraging Case Inventory to Pursue a $52 Million Settlement for a Client

For personal injury law firm, Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan, leveraging case inventory proved to be a game changer in securing a $52 million settlement for a client. Watch the video.
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Financing Firm Case Costs Doubled SAM’s Size, Client Base & Revenue

For Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, financing firm case costs through Esquire Bank lifted the burden of self-financing and freed up capital to invest in law firm growth. Watch the video.
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Moving Away from Self-Financing & Traditional Bank Restrictions

For years, Kreindler & Kreindler was frustrated by the failure of traditional banks to consider the firm’s case inventory or settlement history. Watch this 4-minute video.
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Why You Shouldn’t Be a Lawyer and a Lender

Many law firms unintentionally hamper their ability to grow through the practice of self-financing their case costs, using their earnings from previous cases to pay for current cases. Watch this video to learn why you shouldn't be a lawyer and a lender.
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9 Easy Steps to Acquiring a Case Cost Line of Credit

A case cost line of credit provides qualifying contingency fee law firms with access to funds to cover out-of-pocket expenses for the duration of a lawsuit by using the contingent case inventory as collateral.
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The Added Value of Case Cost Financing for Both You and Your Client

Learn how case cost financing provided access to capital that enabled Siegel & Coonerty to invest heavily in case resources and ultimately attain a $10.8 million settlement for its client.
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Thriving Through the Pandemic: Prepare for the Worst, but Hope for the Best

Law firms who had dry powder in the form of a working capital line of credit going into the pandemic were able to continue to support their staff through court closures and case delays.
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Case Cost Lines of Credit for the Legal Industry

Smart money firms are switching to a case cost model to transform their capital into potential and unleash a surge of growth.
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Long-Term Financial Planning for Trial Lawyers

Join Ari Kornhaber (Esquire Bank) and Sean Flaherty (Keches Law Group) in an insightful discussion on ensuring financial stability.
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How Contingency Fee Law Firms Can Thrive, Not Just Survive

The pandemic has left many law firms feeling uncertain about the future. Now, seize the opportunity to bounce back even higher.
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How Contingency Fee Law Firms Are Handling Case Costs

Whether you’re self-financed or not, the challenge of how to handle your case costs is more relevant than ever.
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Balancing Law Firm Cash Flow and Financial Needs: John Gomez

Learn how Gomez Trial Attorneys overcame the ups and downs of cash flow related to contingency fee litigation, by balancing the firm's financial needs through case cost financing.

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