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This guide introduces some of the best sources of information for new lawyers doing transactional work. For additional recommendations by subject, see this guide or our full list of research topics. You can suggest useful sources to add using the "Feedback" tab, and you can also subscribe to an RSS feed that will notify you of new additions to this guide.
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Transactional Lawyers' Library: Recommended Books for New Associates
These relatively inexpensive volumes may not only help you with the practicalities of your summer work - they may also help you to discover whether a particular legal subspecialty is a good fit for you.
* How to organize and execute the closing of a transaction?
* How to conduct and report a due diligence investigation?
* What are the key documents of a venture capital financing and how do they work?
* What are the main components of an acquisition agreement?
* What are the basics of drafting board minutes and resolutions?
* What tasks should you expect to receive when working on a public securities offering?
Specific areas include: * Real property interests and deeds * Purchases and sales * Debt and equity financing * Mezzanine loans * Real estate investment trusts * Leases and property documents * Transaction closings, and much more!
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