Litigation Funding - USA - Nationwide
What the team is known for
Dallas-based Lake Whillans offers funding to clients through portfolio arrangements, as well as on a single-case basis. Its respected in-house team has significant trial experience and is able to work across a range of cases, including arbitrations, and jurisdictions.
"They have an approach that is geared towards flexibility by design. While they are very thorough and do not become involved in matters lightly, they are open to exploring different structures."
"They are willing to look at claims that are not typical and do the thinking to really understand them."
"It was very easy to work with them. They know the relevant issues very well, they follow the development of the case closely and they know when to raise a question."
Managing director Marla Decker garners praise from market commentators for her extensive legal acumen. She is a former litigator who has acted for corporate and financial services clients on a range of high-stakes commercial litigation matters." "Marla is a former litigator, so she is a very useful resource to have in terms of understanding the legal issues," says a source, while another adds: "She is incredibly responsive and is very smart. She quickly gets to the issues at hand and is thorough, so you really begin to trust her judgement."
Boaz Weinstein is the co-founder and a managing director at Lake Whillans. His legal expertise and business sense is widely recognised and he has been funding matters successfully for several years. "Boaz is a business-oriented, practical and forthright person who is a good business partner and always collaborative," says an interviewee. Another commentator explains: "Boaz is a very good negotiator who understands how to get a deal done."