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Transactional Law Research

This guide provides an overview of transactional law research resources.


This guide provides an overview of transactional law research resources and covers finding precedent documents, retrieving SEC filings, locating annual reports to shareholders, and conducting research on companies and their finances. 

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Quick Links: Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg

Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law contain numerous secondary sources pertaining to business transactions, corporations, and securities law. The following provides a list of practice area portals on these databases, which collect these resources all in one place.