LexisNexis Expands Lexis Practice Advisor with New Offering Addressing Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities & Capital Markets

New York - 27 March 2013

End-to-end practical guidance solutions help law firm M&A, Securities and Capital Markets practice groups increase productivity, improve practice efficiency and maximize billable hours

LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today launched two new modules for its practical guidance offering Lexis® Practice Advisor. The new offerings for Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities & Capital Markets help practice groups at law firms execute transactions more efficiently, confidently and in-line with current legal and market trends. Providing practical guidance, checklists, model documents and legal and market analysis for key transactions and topics, the modules support each step an attorney needs to take during a transaction or filing, from deal evaluation and due diligence – or compliance review – to document drafting. Additionally, the Mergers & Acquisitions module debuts Lexis® Market Tracker, a new tool delivering real-time insights into deals and trends in the M&A market.

“Constant market and regulatory changes, cost pressures and stiff competition are the new normal for law firms handling sophisticated, complex transactional areas such as Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities & Capital Markets,” said Suzanne Petren Moritz, vice president and managing director for Lexis Practice Advisor. “The expert guidance and unparalleled market insight provided by Lexis Practice Advisor and the unique Lexis® Market Tracker tool empower lawyers to stay current, negotiate with confidence and help clients expedite each step of their transaction.”

“Lexis Practice Advisor and Lexis Market Tracker are incredibly useful tools that will undoubtedly save me a lot of time in my practice and help give me an edge that will provide a lot of value to clients,” said Michael Wilson, Associate at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP.

Lexis Practice Advisor – Mergers & Acquisitions with Lexis Market Tracker

The Lexis Practice Advisor Mergers & Acquisitions module covers the key areas of M&A transactions such as Public Company M&A, Private Asset Acquisitions, Private Stock Acquisitions and Private Mergers. It addresses the core activities of an M&A attorney – from structuring and planning a deal, handling preliminary agreements and conducting due diligence, to drafting and negotiating the main purchase or merger agreement, signing and closing. Built and managed by a team that includes experienced former Am Law 100 M&A attorneys, the Mergers & Acquisitions module features content contributions from lawyers at world-class firms such as DLA Piper, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. The extensive, continuously-updated resource is complemented by the new Lexis Market Tracker tool, which offers unique, real-time insight in the M&A market with unprecedented granularity on over 1,000 recent deals and over 900 deal points. Lawyers can search, compare and analyze relevant deals, negotiated terms, structures and provisions, enabling them to accelerate and optimize their deal negotiations and executions.

Lexis Practice Advisor – Securities & Capital Markets

The Lexis Practice Advisor Securities & Capital Markets module addresses the primary elements of securities transactions, including Private Offerings, IPOs, Rule 144A/Reg. S Debt Offerings and Follow-on Offerings and key filings, such as Proxy Statements and Periodic Reports. Featuring contributions from lawyers at preeminent firms such as K&L Gates LLP, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Reed Smith LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, the offering is tailored to the workflow of practitioners handling a diverse range of transactional securities matters and securities reporting issues, from document drafting to compliance review and filings. The module offers legal analysis, cases, codes and SEC administrative materials, such as no-action letters, as well as compliance and disclosure interpretations and releases for key federal securities law topics. It also includes 50-state jurisdictional coverage for important issues under Blue Sky Law.

With the launch of the new Lexis Practice Advisor modules, LexisNexis is leveraging its next-generation technology platform. Users will benefit from advanced features and functionality such as history, alerts, work folders and interactive forms as well as more intuitive navigation, workflow and search. The Lexis Practice Advisor portfolio of practical guidance modules now includes Business & Commercial, Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy, California, Corporate Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Securities & Capital Markets. Additional releases this year will include Real Estate and Intellectual Property. Offered on an annual all-inclusive subscription basis, modules are available as stand-alone products or in conjunction with other LexisNexis subscriptions.

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