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The LexisNexis® services deliver the superior content, products and support New York attorneys like you rely upon daily.

  • Get must-have New York content
    Be confident that our primary law materials, secondary sources, news and public records will help you work faster and better.
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    Exclusive Matthew Bender® treatises include sources specific to New York and surrounding states.
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Start with extensive state and local primary law content

LexisNexis® has 119 more years of New York Attorney General Opinions than Westlaw®.* LexisNexis also offers 14 sets of municipal codes from New York, while Westlaw only offers 1 set.*

The Public Utilities Reports (PUR) are exclusive to LexisNexis. The PUR, with its synopses and headnotes, has become the “gold standard” for attorneys practicing in the areas of energy, utilities or telecommunications law.

Analyze this—expert treatises and practice guides

Get straight to the point with expert insight and timesaving forms. Access proven practice guides written by New York practitioners. Explore legal issues and trends discussed in law reviews from across the state.

See the full list of New York treatises & practice guides

Enjoy 20/20 foresight with access to more verdicts & settlements

Do you take the case or pass? Compared to Westlaw, LexisNexis has almost twice the number of New York verdicts and settlements* to help you better assess case value and limit your risk of exposure.

Get the facts fast from our unmatched news and legal news collection

Stay current with must-have state news sources, including LexisNexis® exclusives such as the New York Law Journal® from ALM® and full text content from The New York Times. With over 26,000 regional and national sources, no other provider even comes close to our depth and breadth of news content.

Connect people, property and businesses with unrivaled public records

Locate elusive parties, research business records and identify assets in New York with our frequently updated collection of public records. We have 65 billion public records … and counting.

See how our public records collection stacks up to Westlaw*:

  • LexisNexis Real Property Foreclosures go back further and cover a wider range of time than Westlaw in 98% of New York counties.*
  • LexisNexis Criminal Department of Corrections records go back further and cover a wider range of time than Westlaw for New York.*
  • LexisNexis Real Property Tax Assessors records are updated more frequently than Westlaw in 100% of counties in New York.*
  • LexisNexis Real Property Deeds and Mortgages go back further than Westlaw in 87% of New York counties and also cover a wider range of time in 89% of New York counties.*

New York practical guidance—backed by New York attorney authors

Lexis Practice Advisor® New York Business & Commercial is a beginning-to-end, practical guidance resource that provides comprehensive coverage of New York’s key practice areas.

You’ll find practical guidance written by New York’s foremost practicing attorney-authors, as well as forms and the information you need to succeed at each stage of your New York matter.

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*Comparison data based on information available as of September and October 2017.

Due to the nature and origin of public record information, the public records and commercially available data sources used in reports may contain errors. The LexisNexis Public Records services are not provided by “consumer reporting agencies,” as that term is defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. §, et seq.) (“FCRA”) and do not constitute “consumer reports,” as that term is defined in the FCRA. Accordingly, these LexisNexis services may not be used in whole or in part as a factor in determining eligibility for credit, insurance, employment or another eligibility purpose in connection with which a consumer report may be used under the FCRA.