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The following practice areas are available for various Practical Law plans.

  • Commercial*
  • Corporate and M&A*
  • Capital Markets & Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate*
  • Labor & Employment*
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Litigation*
  • Arbitration
  • Antitrust
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Estate Planning*
  • Finance
  • Federal Civil

*State-specific content is also available for these practice areas.

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  • Term Sheets (Practice Note)
  • Non-Compete Agreement with Employees (Practice Note)
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74%

Keep up with best practices and key changes in the law.**

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69%

Respond more quickly to client requests and questions.**

* Survey of solo and small law Practical Law customers, October 2015.

**Survey of solo and small law Practical Law customers, October 2013.

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