Why you should attend
An understanding of key accounting, financial 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 the non-accountant attorney and taught by members of the nation’s top accounting, tax and advisory firms, major alternative asset managers and investment banks and leading law firms.
Case studies will be employed throughout the program 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.
What you will learn
- Review and refine 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, cash flow statement and statement of owners’ equity
- Become more familiar with “core” accounting concepts like mark-to-market/fair value accounting, cash vs. accrual accounting, impairment assessments, revenue recognition, and valuation methodologies
- Examine key corporate finance concepts, including financial ratios and analysis
- Expand your perspective on international accounting and finance considerations
Who should attend
Attorneys and allied professionals who work with financial information or business transactions, whether in litigation, M&A transactions or as in-house counsel, will all benefit from this program.