Financial statements provide great insight into the financial activities of a corporation. For some corporations, these statements may be complex and can require extensive review. Attorneys are often involved in negotiating, structuring, or litigating matters where understanding a corporation’s financial statements is an essential element of the overall engagement.
In this practical program, a distinguished panel of experts will provide a primer for understanding and interpreting the three primary financial statements: balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. Among other things, the panelists will discuss key elements that all attorneys should be aware of when encountering these financial statements in the course of common corporate transactions and in litigation.
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Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.
- Opening Remarks and Introduction * [00:00:44]
- Understanding Financial Statements and Ratios [01:52:49]
Chad Rucker, Ann Makich, Gopal M. Burgher, Jonathan S. Kolodner
- Financial Statements in Legal Practice [01:17:53]
Chad Rucker, Gopal M. Burgher, Ann Makich, Jonathan S. Kolodner
The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Beginners' Guide to Financial Statements (Feb. 5, 2007)
- Overview Outline
- Sample Profile and Financial Statements: ABC, Inc.
- Financial Statements: Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.
- Considerations in Financial Measures that Appear in Contracts
- Summary of Financial Statements
- Form 10-K: Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.
- Sample Accounting Due Diligence Questions
- United States SEC, Office of the Chief Accountant, Office of Economic Analysis, Division of Corporation Finance, Report and Recommendations Pursuant to Section 401(c) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on Arrangements with. . .
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Chief Accountant, Work Plan for the Consideration of Incorporating International Financial Reporting Standards Into the Financial Reporting System for U.S. Issuers, Final Staff Report, July 13, 2012
- Financial Statements in Legal Practice: Enforcement and Litigation Implications and Recent Cases
Breon S. Peace, Jonathan S. Kolodner
- Index to How to Read Financial Statements 2013
- Case Study – Spongetech
- Case Study – Spongetech
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