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.