Pocket MBA Summer 2012
June 4, 2012 - June 6, 2012
CLE - Live Seminar
An understanding of key financial, accounting and economic concepts, principles and terminology will contribute to your ability to interact with and advise your clients with their critical issues. The ability to identify and appropriately use financial and accounting information is relevant to a wide range of legal and regulatory matters for both external and in-house attorneys. Litigators and transactional attorneys alike will benefit from this practical course designed specifically for non-accountant attorneys and allied professionals and taught by members of the nation’s top accounting, tax and advisory firms, major alternative asset managers and investment banks, leading law firms and universities.
Case studies will be incorporated throughout the various segments to provide you with a practical perspective on how business transactions impact financial statements and offer “hands-on” experience with performing financial ratio calculations and analysis, comparisons of different capital structures, effective use of financial statement disclosures and footnotes, legal issues and use of valuations in M&A litigation, and more.
- Increase your knowledge and understanding of foundational finance, accounting and economics terminology and principles
- Enhance your ability to navigate and understand the basic financial statements -- the balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows and statement of shareholders’ equity
- Become more familiar with “core” accounting concepts like the matching principle and accrual accounting, historical cost, tax basis and fair value accounting and valuation methodologies
- Examine key corporate finance concepts, including financial ratios and analysis
- Expand your perspective on international accounting and finance considerations
- Gain insights from a legal perspective on the use of valuations, common claims and defenses in M&A litigation, and how accounting issues, valuations and M&A deal terms, such as earn-out provisions, are interpreted by the courts.
- Analyze a case study involving financial issues in common flow-through tax partnerships
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