Why you should attend
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.
At this practical half-day event, 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.
What you will learn
- How to read, understand, and analyze balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements:
- Identify the asset, liability, and equity sections of a balance sheet
- Learn how to calculate EBITDA and free cash flow
- Understand the importance of operating cash flow
- Evaluate key ratio and income metrics, including EBITDA margins and leverage ratios
- Analyze financial metrics and qualitative factors that can be potential warning signs, where more in depth investigations may be required
Who should attend
Any attorney who works with financial information whether in the course of corporate finance transactions, securities transactions, M&A and other corporate transactions, or in the context of litigation, will benefit from this program.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction
9:15 Understanding Financial Statements and Ratios
- The Income Statement, Balance Statement and Cash Flow Statement unraveled and the interaction between them
- Significant accounting policies that impact the financial statements (i.e. revenue recognition, lease accounting, etc.)
- Balance sheet, income statement and cash flow metrics and ratio analyses (including gross margin, EBITDA and EBIT)
- Distinguishing free cash flow from EBITDA
11:00 Networking Break
11:15 Financial Statements In Legal Practice
- Practical application of financial statements in the context of financing transactions
- Restating financial statements: litigation implications and more
- Regulatory enforcement and shareholder litigation involving financial statements
- Public vs. private company financial statement considerations
Gopal M. Burgher, Jonathan S. Kolodner, Ann Makich, Chad Rucker
New York City Seminar Location
PLI New York Center, 810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street (21st floor), New York, New York 10019. Message Center, program days only: (212) 824-5733.
New York City Hotel Accommodations
The New York Hilton & Towers
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