We, Jay Kobak and Robert Gentili, spent many years in the financial industry offering investment advice to attorneys. While getting to know these attorneys, we heard their frustrations and disappointments regarding their clients’ legal funding issues. One day, we decided to sit down with a small group of the top trial attorneys in New York City to find out how we could make a difference in the legal funding industry.
It was our belief that this industry needed a change. It was time for a facelift. If we formed a company that had an old school approach and did business with integrity and reliability, we could grow to be an industry leader.
In January 2006, we established 5 Star Legal Funding, LLC.
5 Star’s Mission is to provide the best service to its attorneys, as well as offering and delivering the best product to injured clients. If we achieved these objectives, we would become the premier non-recourse advance company in the country.
We decided to execute our plan by offering:
As more attorneys and clients realized the benefits of doing business with us, the company expanded its reach outside of New York’s Tri-State area into other markets nationwide, including Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Nevada, and California.
As we grew in size, we decided we needed help to facilitate this growth and brought on board long time friends Jason Miller and Chris Mollica. We knew that these two would be a perfect fit to help continue the rapid increase in business that 5 Star was experiencing.
The team now formed would be committed to reforming the legal funding industry’s blemished reputation.
After 10 years of developing a strong company with a great product, responsive to attorneys and clients’ needs, 5 Star Legal Funding now works with over 425 law firms nationwide.
Every attorney and every client is taken care of by a firm Partner or a personal Relationship Manager. Never An Operator!