1-Hour Program

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2017 International Serious Play Award   


Financial statements provide information on the financial performance of companies and are the language of business.  Attorneys are often required to understand financial statements in order to provide solutions to their clients’ problems, including structuring financial transactions and litigating business disputes.

Why you should participate

This entertaining and immersive “serious game” trains lawyers to understand, read and interpret financial statements and to apply their findings in the decision-making process. Working in this self-paced simulation will help eliminate uncertainty and lack of confidence associated with working with financial statements.

What You Will Learn

After going completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what a balance sheet, income and cash flow statement can tell you about a company and its business objectives
  • Discover what the interrelation is between a balance sheet, income and cash flow statement
  • Analyze and understand the contents of a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement
  • Identify the key line items used in a balance sheet, income, and cash flow statement
  • Analyze financial information (e.g., computing ratios, comparing trends)
  • Identify quantitative and qualitative red flags in a balance sheet, income, and cash flow statement
  • Use the findings and interpretation of the contents of a financial statement to advise a client

Special features

This program is from PLI's Interactive Learning Center. It offers a high level of participant engagement and requires more program interactions than a traditional program.

Who Should Attend

Any attorney who works with financial information whether in the course of business transactions, including M&A and corporate financing transactions, securities filings, or in the context of litigation, will benefit from this program.

Timed Agenda

1: Preparations & Meeting Black Shark Print (15 minutes)
2: Meeting CCP & Sons (10 minutes)
3: Meeting WX Enterprises (10 minutes)
4: First Recommendation (5 minutes)
5: Diving into the Numbers of Black Shark Print (10 minutes)
6: Diving into the Numbers of CCP & Sons (10 minutes)
7: Diving into the Numbers of WX Enterprises (10 minutes)
8: Second Recommendation (5 minutes)
9: Final Analysis of WX Enterprises (5 minutes)
10: Final Analysis of CCP & Sons (4 minutes)
11: Final Analysis of Black Shark Print (5 minutes)
12: Final Recommendation (5 minutes)

Total runtime: 01:40:00

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