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What is legal transaction management software?

Our guide to LTM (Legal Transaction Software) and how it could help your law firm. 



The challenge

It's complicated

Legal transactions are complicated. It seems obvious, but some might be surprised that a simple sale of one company to another can take hundreds of documents working together in an intricate web to effect a legally binding transfer of ownership.  Lawyers add a lot of value in this process. They can take all of this complexity and distill it down to digestible key terms that all the non-lawyers can understand. 

More documents, less time

Unfortunately, these webs of documents are only getting larger and more intricate. Every extra shareholder, subsidiary, or lease that a company owns can spawn another 10 or 20 documents. Many legal transactions end up with thousands of documents that need to be negotiated and signed. Compounding this are the ever-decreasing timelines for deals to get done, with many deals being compressed into a single week of work. 

Legal transaction management (LTM)

This is where Legal Transaction Management software (LTM)  comes in. It can do a couple of things:

Centralize and keep track

LTM can keep track of all the stuff that makes up the deal.  Every version of every document, every schedule, and every signature, across all law firms, accounting firms, and companies, can all be tracked in a single centralized place. 

Without this kind of centralization, important changes can easily be missed and critical errors can go uncaught – a huge problem in a high-stakes legal transaction.


Getting 200 documents signed by the same five people takes a lot of organization and time.  If a lawyer can get LTM to do that, they can focus more on that complex web of documents – that means better advice for clients, and that means happier clients (and fewer lawsuits).

This automation helps after the deal is closed as well – lawyers using LTM can create record books in just a few clicks

Making happy clients

That means clients get their record books the day after closing, and that means even happier clients.

If you want to learn more about how LTM can augment your practice, download our eBook below or alternatively get in touch for a quick demonstration.

Closing the deal

The legal landscape is changing. Need to keep up? Download our guide for legal professionals that want to improve their deal process.