Bloomberg Law: Precedent Search | Summary and Q&A

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April 23, 2019
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Bloomberg Law: Precedent Search

TL;DR

Learn how to effectively use the precedent search on Bloomberg Law to find and search documents for more information.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How can I access the precedent search on Bloomberg Law?

To access precedent search, you can use the search bar and type in "precedent search" or find it in the Browse all content menu within the Transactional Intelligence Center menu.

Q: What types of documents are included in the precedent search database?

The precedent search database consists of over 1.5 million documents categorized into more than 600 document types, collected from exhibits to filings in the SEC Edgar database.

Q: How can I customize and narrow my search using the precedent search tool?

Within any of the four main search options (entire database, M&A deals, equity offerings, credit and loan agreements), you can use various criteria like keyword, document type, transaction type, specific clause, document name, industry, governing law, filing date, parties, law firms, and attorneys to focus your search.

Q: How can I save or be alerted about new documents meeting my search parameters?

You can save your search to a dashboard, edit it, or set up an alert to be notified at a chosen frequency when new documents matching your search parameters are added to Bloomberg Law.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Precedent search on Bloomberg Law allows users to search through over 1.5 million documents from exhibits to filings in the SEC Edgar database.

  • The search can be based on various criteria such as keyword, document type, transaction type, clause, document name, industry, governing law, filing date, parties, law firms, and attorneys.

  • The search results page provides basic information about the documents, and users have additional filtering options to further narrow their search.

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