LexisNexis® Legal & Professional today introduced three new practice area modules for its practical guidance offering Lexis Practice Advisor®: Real Estate, Intellectual Property & Technology, and Banking & Finance, as well as the expansion of the Lexis® Market Tracker deal analysis tool to include credit agreements.
The Lexis Practice Advisor portfolio is a continuously updated source of authoritative information and tools, which enables lawyers to complete transactions with greater confidence and efficiency. It's unique in its approach of aligning an internal attorney team with experienced attorneys practicing every day in leading firms and corporate legal departments to create up-to-date guidance, forms and commentary allowing users to benefit from leading expertise, fresh perspectives, and recent trends.
“Lexis Practice Advisor addresses some of the key pain points for firms that are growing their practices and delivering excellent client service while implementing greater efficiencies,” said Suzanne Petren- Moritz, Vice President and Managing Director of Lexis Practice Advisor. “With the addition of the three new modules, Lexis Practice Advisor now includes the majority of transactional practice areas, topics and documents. This enables practitioners to get up-to-speed quickly on new or changing areas of the law and spend less time training associates, who can utilize the practical information and insight to hit the ground running.”
Built with input from hundreds of practicing attorneys, Lexis Practice Advisor now offers nine modules, each including step-by-step practical guidance, checklists, model documents with annotations and alternate clauses, and legal and market analysis - covering a transaction from beginning to end.
Lexis Practice Advisor Real Estate
The Lexis Practice Advisor Real Estate offering features new practical content, including sustainability-related guidance, for real estate attorneys. Key topics include leasing, financing, purchase and sales, construction, brokerage, and property management. Each topic is covered in-depth, step-by-step from structuring and planning a deal, to execution and closing. Managed by attorneys that practiced for AM Law 100 firms, the topics are hand-picked and cover relevant content from across the LexisNexis portfolio, including deeper jurisdictional coverage for key states such as California, Texas, Florida, New York and Delaware. Additionally, the module provides access to sample forms from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a direct link to purchase AIA forms.
Lexis Practice Advisor Intellectual Property & Technology
The Lexis Practice Advisor Intellectual Property & Technology module provides practical guidance and annotated forms on a range of intellectual property (IP) and technology matters critical to practitioners. Key topics include obtaining, protecting and enforcing IP rights, licensing, assignment and transfer, IP in mergers and acquisitions, domain name management, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) compliance, IP in joint ventures, patent valuation, and privacy and data security. Relevant cases, codes and additional forms from the LexisNexis library are vetted by an internal team of attorneys and "mapped" to provide on-point information for the task at hand, increasing efficiency and productivity.
Lexis Practice Advisor Banking & Finance
The Banking & Finance offering from Lexis Practice Advisor includes practical content specifically for attorneys who handle all aspects of financing transactions, including commitment papers, credit agreements, guarantees, and security interests and Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Banking and finance attorneys can also access the latest news headlines via Law360®. To get real-time insights into the credit market and options to benchmark deal information, users can leverage the analytical tool Lexis® Market Tracker which has expanded to include credit documents for U.S. borrower transactions covering a range of secured and unsecured loan transactions including term loans, working capital, cross border, acquisition financings, debt re-financings, and second lien deals. Lawyers can use Lexis Market Tracker to search across several hundred deal points and pull up relevant credit agreements, enabling them to compare and analyze provisions in light of current market trends.
The Lexis Practice Advisor Portfolio
Lexis Practice Advisor is powered by market-leading technology and integrated with the LexisNexis portfolio of next-generation legal information solutions on Lexis Advance®. Its expert content covering practical guidance, on-point legal analysis and emerging issues, is written and vetted by experienced practicing attorneys. More than 150 leading practitioners share their valuable expertise and insight, bringing current practice trends and insights to the product. Lawyers from premier firms such as Proskauer Rose LLP, Winston & Strawn LLP, King & Spalding, Sidley Austin LLP, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP contribute content. It is the only practical guidance product that provides practical guidance, model documents, legal analysis, emerging issues and primary materials on the given topic within one easy to use interface. In addition to the three practice areas released today, Lexis Practice Advisor includes offerings Business & Commercial; Mergers & Acquisitions; Securities & Capital Markets; Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy; California Business & Commercial; and Corporate Counsel. Labor & Employment will launch later this year.
About LexisNexis® Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional (lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.