You’re pro-life/pro-choice, but you’ve never read Roe v. Wade? Really?
Posted on 06-13-2016 by Travis Burchart

Roe v. Wade … I never read it, not even in law school. But when you read it, you’re in for a shock. Roe v. Wade , as law professor Noah Feldman notes, isn’t just about abortion rights. It’s also about a doctor’s right... Read More

Tags: abortion , Roe v. Wade , LIT , Supreme Court , SCOTUS

GCs Are Unwilling To Hire New Firms, Study Says via Law360
Posted on 06-09-2016 by Chad Troyan

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Dani Meyer. Competition for new clients in today's legal market is tough as general counsel whittle down the number of firms they are willing to work with, resulting... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , mergersacquisition , LIT , M&A

Jury Instructions in Real Estate Litigation [Publication Excerpt]
Posted on 06-08-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

Any litigator involved in real estate litigation needs to access up-to-date instructions on the major real estate topics. Jury Instructions in Real Estate Litigation, Second Edition, by Professor Ronald Eades, is a comprehensive collection of jury instructions... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , realestate , LIT

The Current State of LGBT Laws per Jurisdiction
Posted on 06-06-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

Last year's landmark Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage equality in all 50 States was a historic victory for LGBT Americans to ensure dignity for same-sex couples and greater equality across State lines, yet LGBT Americans still face discrimination... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Trending News & Topics , LIT , LGBT

Financing Conditions in M&A Acquisition Agreements
Posted on 06-03-2016 by Alyssa Heumann

A financing condition (also known as a “financing out”) in an M&A acquisition agreement provides the buyer with a right to terminate the transaction (commonly known as a “walk right”) in the event that that the buyer is not... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , mergersacquisition , LIT , M&A , LPA

Meaghan Atkinson discusses M&A in the U.S. Healthcare Industry
Posted on 06-03-2016 by Alyssa Heumann

What does the current market look like in your industry? My focus is on healthcare transactions, and particularly, on mergers and acquisitions involving hospital systems and academic medical centers. Right now the market is very active, and that activity... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , mergersacquisition , litigation , M&A , Healthcare , LPA

An Introduction to Stapled Secondary Transactions, by John J. McDonald
Posted on 06-03-2016 by Alyssa Heumann

Funds raised in the 2006-2008 heyday of private equity are reaching the end of their ten year terms, resulting in a surge of fund restructurings utilizing a “stapled secondary” structure. The widely publicized $1.2 billion restructuring in... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , mergersacquisition , LIT , M&A , ma , LPA

Trending Topic Tuesday: Amendments to DGCL 251(h)
Posted on 06-03-2016 by Alyssa Heumann

Since its original adoption in 2013, Section 251(h) of the Delaware General Corporation Law has been on a road of continuous improvement to provide greater interpretative clarity regarding its application in a two-step merger. In the newest round of amendments... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , mergersacquisition , LIT , M&A , ma , LPA

Market Tracker Monday: Find M&A Financial Advisory Fee Information with Lexis® Market Tracker
Posted on 06-03-2016 by Alyssa Heumann

Companies considering M&A transactions commonly hire financial advisors to assist them in the buying or selling process. It can be difficult, however, to negotiate the terms of a financial advisor’s engagement, especially the advisor’s... Read More

Tags: Product Training & Tips , mergersacquisition , LIT , M&A , LPA

Avoid writing mistakes!
Posted on 05-31-2016 by Georgia Akers

Remember—you’re at work. It matters. Be as professional as you can. The Worst Writing Mistakes You Can Make at Work Read More

Tags: legal writing , Catapult Your Career

Don’t be a hostage to hackneyed talk: 5 mystifying words you should challenge
Posted on 05-28-2016 by Travis Burchart

In the mainstream media, the establishment often creates a neo-romantic idea of modern democracy. Only the avid American understands this. I wrote this sentence, but I don’t know what the hell it means. I feel stupid reading it. It’s... Read More

Tags: legal writing , legalwriting , LIT , Catapult Your Career

10 "deadly" business words/phrases you should avoid
Posted on 09-16-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

No matter who you work for, you always want them to look good, maintain a good image. One thing that could make or break your company’s image is the writing it produces and sends out to clients. If it’s bad, chances are the business won’t... Read More

Tags: writinglegally , legal writing , Upgrading Your Skills , #writinglegally

The research tasks you do the most on Lexis Advance – Search a specific source
Posted on 07-07-2015 by Tracie Morris

Many of your favorite research tasks— those tasks you rely on to get you to information you need—can be completed at Lexis Advance® in a couple of steps. Try them out. Get comfortable. They’re so simple you’ll memorize them... Read More

Tags: Lexis Advance Results , How-Tos & Guidance , Lexis Advance , Lexis Advance search , Browse Sources , Lexis Advance Enhancements , tuesday tips

The 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta
Posted on 06-16-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Magna Carta is not primarily significant for what it was, but rather for what it was made to be. - Erwin Griswold, Dean of Harvard Law School At the heart of all LexisNexis activities lives an underlying purpose—advancement of the Rule... Read More

Tags: Magna Carta , rule of law

Social Media Gripes: What is and isn't protected
Posted on 05-01-2015 by Tracie Morris

Social Media and the workplace is not a match made in heaven. In fact, they tend to complicate each other when they blend together, resulting in some people venting online about their jobs. Bad idea, right? Yes, however according to the Associated Press... Read More

Tags: social media , Trending News & Topics , Labor & Employment , Employment Law

Fewer law students equal "improving" job market
Posted on 03-31-2015 by Chad Troyan

Your moment has finally come! You are walking up onto the stage to grab that piece of paper you have been working what seems like forever to get. Now you have it and you are struck with the sudden (but quite common) fear of the unknown with the simple... Read More

Tags: new lawyers , law students , Latest Headlines & Stories

Presidential Fun Facts
Posted on 02-13-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

While I think I hold a high amount of knowledge about our 44 U.S. Presidents, it is sometimes difficult and somewhat boring to remember much about them. For instance, I didn’t know that Calvin Coolidge’s large pet collection included: 2 lion... Read More

Tags: entertainment , Trending News & Topics