3-Hour Program

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Overview

Why You Should Attend

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

At this practical half-day event, a distinguished panel of experts will provide a primer for understanding the basic elements of balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.  Among other things, the panelists will discuss important elements that all attorneys should be aware of when encountering these financial statements in the course of common business transactions and in litigation. This primer will lay the foundation for attendees to pursue more in-depth studies of financial statements. 

What You Will Learn

  • Understand how to read, understand, and perform basic analyses of balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements
  • Identify key components of the asset, liability, and equity sections of a balance sheet, including current and long term assets, current and long term liabilities, retained earnings and initial capital contributions
  • Learn how to calculate and interpret EBITDA and free cash flow
  • Evaluate and learn to calculate key financial ratios
  • Explore P/E multiples
  • Analyze financial metrics and qualitative factors that can be potential warning signs, indicative of a need for more in-depth investigations

Special Features

  • Convenient half-day program format
  • NY Transitional attorneys: Earn Skills credit

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.

 

Program Level: Basic

Intended Audience: 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.

Prerequisites: None.

Advanced Preparation: None 

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