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OUR PEOPLE

Our team is among the most experienced in the litigation finance industry. We bring a continuity of management and operating and strategic expertise to propel our partnerships forward.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Alan L. Zimmerman

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Executive Chairman/Legal Counsel

JD: New York University School of Law

BS: Miami University, Ohio

Alan is a pioneer in the field of legal finance founding Law Finance Group in 1994. He is admitted to practice law in California and New York, led a successful San Francisco Bay Area law firm for 22 years and served as an officer in the US Navy during the Vietnam war. His legal clients included businesses in manufacturing, high tech, finance, mortgage banking, retailing, healthcare and franchising. He has served as Vice Chair of the California Bar Business Law Section, Lecturer in continuing education programs for attorneys and is an author for the Practicing Law Institute and the California Continuing Education of the Bar. Alan is based in the Austin, Texas office.

Kevin McCaffrey

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Chief Executive Officer

BA: Amherst College - Economics & Psychology

As CEO, Kevin is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations as well as the development and implementation of Law Finance Group’s growth strategy. Since joining in 2014, Kevin has been instrumental in guiding and expanding the organization’s continued success. Kevin has over 25 years of experience in finance primarily with Citigroup and its predecessor firms occupying senior leadership roles in equities and alternative investments. Among noted accomplishments at Citigroup, he was responsible (in collaboration) for $1 billion revenue equities business and had built the #1 ranked (Institutional Investor) Equity Research Department where he managed a team of over 300 professionals. Kevin lives in New York City with his family and enjoys everything outdoors including biking, golf, the ocean and mountains, you name it. 

Robert Antelme 

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Chief Financial Officer

CPA: BA: University of South Africa - accounting and auditing

As CFO of Law Finance Group Robert is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions including accounting, audit, treasury, corporate finance and investor relations. His career spans more than 20 years of varied experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy. Robert and his family live in California’s beautiful Sonoma County. 

Grant Schrader

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Vice President/Director of Underwriting/Legal Counsel

JD: University of California, Berkeley 

BS: University of California, San Diego - Psychology, Law & Society

Since joining Law Finance Group in 2017, Grant has become a pivotal member of the management team, leading underwriting and overseeing the review and diligence of all of LFG's transactions and investments. Prior to joining LFG, Grant spent many years as a corporate litigator at Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco, where his practice focused on financial services, consumer class actions, and commercial disputes. He also worked as a judicial extern in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and as a law clerk in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Grant is a devoted fan of S.F. Bay Area sports teams and will look for any excuse to go to Costco. 

Ajit Singh 

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Vice President/Head of Engagement/Legal Counsel

JD: Southwestern Law School 

MBA: University of Southern California 

BS: Ohio State University - Finance and Real Estate

Since joining Law Finance Group in 2012, Ajit has been the keystone of sourcing deals and maintaining relationships with our clients due to his passion for litigation finance. The passion stems from his expertise and understanding of finance and law garnered from his formal education and experience. Prior to joining Law Finance Group, Ajit worked for a boutique law firm as well as held positions in the investment banking and financial services industry. He is admitted to practice in California and the Ninth Circuit. Ajit enjoys international travel, golfing, tennis and cooking with his wife. 

FUNDING AND OPERATIONS

Jonathan Owen

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Funding Director

LLB Law: Swansea University Wales

Jon joined Law Finance Group in 2011 and has been winning praise from our clients ever since for his focus and dedication to assisting them with their financial needs. Jon's prior legal experience as a Legal Executive/Litigation Manager and managing a team of 30 paralegals gives him intimate knowledge of the intricacies of the legal back office. His education concentrations included contract, property, intellectual property and tort law giving him further depth to his daily client interactions. When not in the office, Jon is an avid soccer and rugby player, leaning on his past professional playing and coaching experiences.

Andrew Curtis

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Funding Director/Legal Counsel 

JD: The University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law 

BA: University of California, Los Angeles

Since joining Law Finance Group in 2018 Andrew has been regularly complimented by his clients and colleagues for his intimacy with the financial inner workings of boutique law firms stemming from prior professional experience as an attorney in California. A native to San Francisco, Andrew is a lifelong S.F. Giants fan and enjoys weekend drives through the Northern California wine country and adding to his extensive whiskey collection. Andrew is also know for dazzling friends with his Argentine grilling techniques. 

Warren McCann

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Legal Counsel/Funding Operations

JD: Thomas Jefferson School of Law, cum laude 

BA: University of California, Santa Cruz – Sociology

After joining Law Finance Group in 2017, Warren quickly embraced a portfolio of responsibilities that spans our funding activities and investor relationships. His core functions include overseeing the identification of opportunities in the market, assisting in deal documentation and underwriting, and helping onboard investors in new investment vehicles. Warren takes pride in creating productive partnerships by streamlining the overall investment process while keeping the goals of all parties in mind. Prior to joining the team, Warren was in the Napa City Attorney’s Office engaged in litigation and policy work. He lives in San Francisco with his fiancé and their dog Maddie, and he can be found most weekends skiing KT-22 at Squaw Valley or out hiking around the bay area.

STAFF

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Grace Doctolero

Credit and Servicing Manager

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Nadia Ferrari-Pashman

Administrative Services Manager

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James Panganiban

Accounting Manager

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Olga Temnikoff

Accountant

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