Practical Law Company: A New Tool Designed for the Transactional Attorney

If you are considering becoming a transactional attorney, then you should explore one of the library’s new databases, Practical Law CompanyPractical Law Company is a database that is designed specifically for transactional attorneys.  It specializes in providing straight forward information on how to complete a variety of transactions.  It is designed to help get a deal done.    PLC specializes in Corporate/Securities Law and Finance.  They are, however, branching out into other areas of law, including Labor and Employment and Intellectual Property.  Using PLC, you can learn how to form and organize a corporation, run a closing, conduct due diligence, draft a loan agreement, negotiate a merger agreement, analyze and compare deals, etc.  The database contains numerous checklists, model documents and general overviews of transactional practice areas.

The information contained on PLC is original content created by their own attorney editors who have practiced at top law firms and law departments.  The attorney editors continuously update their resources to reflect current law and practice.  A majority of AmJur 200 law firms subscribe to PLC.

One of the most useful and exciting tools on PLC is the What’s Market platform.  What’s Market allows attorneys to create custom reports which analyze, summarize, and compare public deal documents and securities filings.  For example, you can create a report which details recent merger agreements of pharmaceutical corporations.  This type of tool is not available on Westlaw or Lexis and can save attorneys inordinate amounts of time.

If you would like to request access to this database, go to the url listed below and complete the form.  You need to use your Brooklyn Law School email address in order to register.

http://us.practicallaw.com/about/lawschooltrial

If you have any questions about this resource please do not hesitate to contact one of the reference librarians at refdesk@brooklaw.edu

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