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Transactional Law Resources

This guide contains suggestions on finding transactional forms, drafting tools and public company information. The sources contained are those available to Boston College Law School students, faculty and staff.

Free Sources

Intelligize

Need to track  SEC filings? Now, the BC Law Library has a new tool to streamline your corporate filings research: Intelligize. Using Intelligize, you can easily drill down to discover language in clauses and sections contained within filings. Among other features, this new database allows users to track legal fees tables from the registration filing and sort those fee tables by industry or offering size.

All BC Law faculty members and students can access Intelligize by registering for a personal account using their BC e-mail address.

 

Bloomberg Law

Company Profiles: Access company profiles by selecting "Companies & Markets" tab, then clicking "Company Report Writer."  Options include generating a Quick Report with set information or a Custom Report where you select the content areas, e.g. recent SEC filings, historical earnings data, etc.

SEC Materials: You can also access SEC materials by using the link to EDGAR on the start page or by using the Search EDGAR feature in the "Companies & Markets" tab.

BloombergLaw has a number of excellent short tutorials and training materials located under "Help" in the top right hand corner on the start page. Browse to the training materials grouped under "EDGAR Searches" and "Companies & Markets" from the Help link to learn more about finding public company information on BloombergLaw.

 

Westlaw

There are a few resources on Westlawfor Company Information and SEC filings but not all are accessible on an academic account.  One place to go for SEC filings is the Business Law Center (accessbile from the convential Westlaw start page). From here you can run a number of different types of searches to find SEC filings for public companies.

Lexis

Lexis Advance - BC Law personal password required

Lexis Advance Research Page: From the regular start page, limit your filters to Category - Company & Financial.  The easiest way to access SEC filings is to use a segment to return only SEC filings for that particular company.  The segment is company and the search would look like: company("walt disney")