SOURCE: Appeal Funding Partners, LLC

February 14, 2012 13:00 ET

Appeal Funding Partners to Provide Practical Information for Contingency Fee Lawyers as an Extra Service

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - Appeal Funding Partners, leaders in appellate funding for attorneys and plaintiffs with money judgments on appeal, announced that the "News and Info" section on its company web site ( will now feature a new, innovative section called, "Practice Smart™." The goal of "Practice Smart" is to be a unique legal resource for lawyers, which emphasizes the practical aspects of running a contingency fee practice.

"Whether it is information about taxes, retirement planning or terminating law office employees, we will share information and thoughts from a variety of sources about which the trial lawyer should know," said Michael Blum, CEO and Founder of Appeal Funding Partners. "We don't intend to bombard them with every bit of information possible, but occasionally we will share something we think will be of interest and value. Maybe they are aware of the information, maybe not? Perhaps reading a "feature" will remind them of something they forgot or provide an idea which they can use to be more efficient and profitable. It's all about helping in any way we can."

About Appeal Funding Partners

Appeal Funding Partners, LLC was created by Michael Blum, an experienced trial lawyer, to help attorneys and plaintiffs with money judgments on appeal eliminate the financial pressure to accept an unfair offer, and to enable them to make decisions and defend the appeal solely on the merits of the case. Appeal funding mitigates risk, while the appeal is pending and before the appellate decision is reached.

Appeal finance is non-recourse funding. It is not a loan. So no interest is ever charged, and no monthly payments ever made. There are no personal guarantees, mortgage liens, wage liens, and no liens on bank accounts. If the case is eventually lost, every dollar advanced is kept, and nothing is owed to Appeal Funding. Appeal Funding Partners does not offer any legal advice or provide any legal services.

Michael Blum, Founder and CEO of Appeal Funding Partners, LLC, is a trial attorney with more than 40 years of professional experience, and over 17 years experience easing the financial hardship and stress of attorneys and plaintiffs with money judgments on appeal. In 1994 he founded a litigation finance company that purchased portions of money judgments on appeal and provided working capital and cost loans to law firms. Mr. Blum has served on the Board of Directors of the Marin Trial Lawyers Association and the Consumer Attorneys of California and he has been an active member of the American Association for Justice. He regularly speaks to trial-lawyer groups and has written for TLA publications on the financial management of a contingency-fee law firm.

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