How it works

LexShares funds plaintiffs in commercial lawsuits for a share of the potential recovery

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Follow courtroom action and get updates on litigation activity
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Earn Your Return
If the plaintiff prevails, you receive a share of the recovery

Strong historical returns

Increase diversification by adding uncorrelated investments to your portfolio. LexShares' team has achieved a 57% median IRR investing in legal claims.*
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Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Returns are based on principals' internal reporting. Results reported reflect the median internal rate of return earned from investments overseen by LexShares principals in commercial litigation since 2000 which have reached finality. Internal rate of return is calculated prior to deducting related fees and expenses. Investments in legal claims are speculative, carry a high degree of risk and may result in loss of entire investment. Investments in legal claims may be subject to long holding period requirements, and are intended for investors who do not need a liquid investment.

Expertly curated cases

Cases posted to LexShares undergo a rigorous vetting process by our case selection team led by Max Volsky, a foremost authority on litigation finance.

Application Submission

Plaintiffs or attorneys submit an application for funding

Initial Qualification

Cursory review of legal merits and parties

Due Diligence

Detailed case selection including a review of the legal merits, interviews with plaintiff and counsel, defendant creditworthiness and litigation budget analysis

Case Funding

Approved cases are listed for funding on the LexShares platform

Recent investments

Entrepreneur
Business Partners

Breach of Contract

When Plaintiff resigned, Defendants allegedly breached company agreements by improperly attempting to expel Plaintiff, failing to pay fair market value for his ownership interest, and engaging in a sham valuation of the companies.

Offering Size $350,000
Funding Complete
Renewable Energy Developer
Municipality

Settlement

This opportunity relates to termination of a multi-million contract with a renewable energy company by a municipality. According to the terms of the contract, it allegedly entitles the energy company to receive millions in damages from the municipality for indirect costs and profits associated with the...

Offering Size $400,000
Funding Complete
Small Business
Multiple Entities

Trademark infringement

Defendants allegedly infringed Plaintiff's trademarks by selling, without authorization, various products and services bearing counterfeit designations that are identical to, or substantially indistinguishable from, the Plaintiff's brand.

Offering Size $300,000
Funding Complete
Entrepreneurs
Technology Company

Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Wrongful Termination, Breach of Contract

A technology company allegedly ousted its co-founder and other high-level employees after they expressed concerns about the firm's mismanagement and breaches of fiduciary duty. The former employees claim that those in control of the firm continually used the work of the team to augment their personal...

Offering Size $250,000
Resolved
Anonymous Whistleblower
Fortune 1000 Company

Qui Tam / Whistleblower

This is a whistleblower claim brought against a publicly traded company under the False Claims Act. The defendant allegedly engaged in an illegal course of conduct by submitting numerous false claims.

Offering Size $1,000,000
Funding Complete
Confidential Plaintiff
Fortune 500 Company

Products Liability

Products liability lawsuit against a Fortune 500 multinational manufacturer based in the United States. The case relates to catastrophic damages allegedly sustained from the use of a popular consumer packaged good.

Offering Size $600,000
Funding Complete
Small Manufacturer
Multinational Energy Company

Business Tort

This is a claim for business losses against a large energy company, its related companies, and several other large defendants in the oil & gas industry. The plaintiffs allege the defendants' negligent actions and direct interference caused millions in damages to their business.

Offering Size $400,000
Funding Complete
IT Reseller
Fortune 500 Company

Breach of Contract, Fraud, False Arrest and Imprisonment

A Fortune 500 Company allegedly sold counterfeit equipment to an IT reseller. After the reseller attempted to sell the equipment the reseller's offices were raided by police for selling counterfeit equipment, the equipment seized, and sales associates arrested and imprisoned.

Offering Size $175,000
Funding Complete
Athletic Association
Law Firm

Legal malpractice

This is a legal malpractice case brought by an athletic association against a law firm for allegedly mishandling a key provision in the association's governing agreement that materially affected its business and legal relationship with members.

Offering Size $150,000
Funding Complete
Owner
Business Partner

Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud

This is a breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and fraud claim by an owner against a medical company and its management group for allegedly improperly transferring valuable rights belonging to the company to various third-parties.

Offering Size $400,000
Funding Complete
Real Estate Developer
Investor Group

Breach of contract

This is a breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty claim against a high net worth individual and investor group. The plaintiff alleges that defendants illegally squeezed him out of a lucrative business opportunity relating to the development of a luxury condominium project.

Offering Size $300,000
Resolved
Toy Manufacturer
Consumer Product Marketer

Breach of contract

A mass-marketer of consumer products allegedly breached a contract with a toy manufacturer by failing to pay royalties, by selling unauthorized products from competitors, and by failing to use its best efforts to assist the toy manufacturer in achieving market share and selling inventory.

Offering Size $120,000
Funding Complete
Confidential Plaintiff
Municipality

Civil rights

This is a civil rights case for wrongful incarceration against a large U.S. municipality and various police officers. Plaintiff spent several decades in prison for murder, whose conviction was eventually overturned.

Offering Size $1,000,000
Funding Complete
Real Estate Developer
Title Insurance Company

RICO, Fraud

Plaintiffs allege a violation by Defendants of the RICO Act relating to a real estate transaction, whereby Defendants, through a web of related companies, operated a Ponzi Scheme that defrauded Plaintiffs by squandering amounts deposited by them in trust with Defendants.

Offering Size $175,000
Funding Complete
Whistleblower & United States
Fortune 1000 company

Qui Tam / Whistleblower

This is a whistleblower lawsuit against a publicly traded government contractor. The defendant allegedly engaged in an illegal course of conduct by submitting numerous false claims related to the mispricing of government contracts.

Offering Size $100,000
Resolved
Confidential Plaintiff
Fortune 500 Company

Products Liability

This is a products liability and wrongful death claim against a multinational Fortune 500 manufacturer relating the use of its product, which allegedly led to the death of the user.

Offering Size $175,000
Funding Complete
Anonymous Whistleblower
Anonymous New York Business

Qui Tam / Whistleblower

This is a Qui Tam/Whistleblower claim brought against a New York business under New York's False Claims Act for a tax evasion scheme.

Offering Size $85,000
Resolved
Confidential Plaintiff
Fortune 500 Company

Products Liability

This is a products liability and wrongful death claim against a multinational Fortune 500 manufacturer relating the use of its product, which allegedly led to the death of the user.

Offering Size $425,000
Funding Complete
Startup
Reseller

Breach of contract, Misappropriation of trade secrets

This is a breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets case by a startup against a white label reseller. White label reseller allegedly disclosed confidential information regarding the startup's technology.

Offering Size $350,000
Funding Complete
Finance Company
Oil & Gas Developer

Breach of Contract, Fraud

This is a breach of contract and fraudulent inducement claim against an oil & gas developer. The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to pay several million dollars relating to a successful oil & gas venture.

Offering Size $110,000
Funding Complete
Confidential Plaintiff
Fortune 500 Company

Products Liability

Products liability lawsuit against a Fortune 500 multinational manufacturer based in the United States. The case relates to catastrophic damages allegedly sustained from the use of a popular consumer packaged good.

Offering Size $250,000
Funding Complete

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