Michael McDonald, Above the Law

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Above the Law

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Past:
  • Above the Law
  • dealbreaker
  • GOBankingRates

Past articles by Michael:

A Rising Tide Lifting Seaworthy Boats In Litigation Finance

Litigation finance is growing rapidly and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. → Read More

What Does It Take To Start A Hedge Fund Or Litigation Finance Fund?

Starting a fund is very difficult and most funds fail, especially today. → Read More

Lawyers And Bitcoin

Lawyers need to learn about the technology that underlies Bitcoin: blockchain. → Read More

The Best And Worst States For Litigation Finance (Part II)

And the most attractive states for investing in litigation are.... → Read More

The Best And Worst States For Litigation Finance (Part I)

Professor Michael McDonald examines why the differences between funding exist between states. → Read More

Is Amazon Coming To Crush Lawyers?

Amazon lends billions to small businesses -- and surely plans to expand. → Read More

Lead Validation Is Key For Legal Professionals

There are no perfect solutions, but it pays to do a little homework when making a marketing investment. → Read More

German Class-Action Model Offers Opportunities for Litigation Finance

The German market is probably the single best opportunity in the space today. → Read More

What People Can Teach Machines

The reality of machine learning doesn't live up to the hype -- and this creates opportunities. → Read More

Marketing And The Law

Marketing in the legal field is broken. There are no easy answers on how to fix it. → Read More

Soft Skills Still Matter For Attorneys

Many law school students and new attorneys overlook the value of soft skills in the market. → Read More

The Value of Middle-Market Litigation Finance

The current reality in the market leaves the vast majority of business litigation unserved. → Read More

Unstructured Data, Text Documents, And The Attorneys of Tomorrow

Attorneys need to look at how the insights from non-traditional data analytics can complement their own skill sets. → Read More

Business Development For Lawyers Is Imperative

Attorneys looking for more clients should consider these four steps, from finance columnist Michael McDonald. → Read More

Litigation Finance: Interview With Roni Elias Of TownCenter Partners

Litigation finance: a chance to do something good for the community as well as to make a profit. → Read More

Should Attorneys Care About Data Analytics?

Yes – if they want to make more money and have a more successful practice. → Read More

Litigation Finance For Defendants

Litigation finance: it's not just for plaintiffs, as finance columnist Michael McDonald explains. → Read More

The ‘Other’ Litigation Finance

Personal-injury funding firms are major players in the litigation finance arena as a whole. → Read More

Marketing To Alternatives Investors

For securities lawyers and litigation financiers, the issue of how to successfully market to investors is crucial. → Read More

What Do Litigation Finance Investors Want?

The litigation finance industry is potentially compelling, but the product being presented to investors needs work. → Read More