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.