This seminar is designed for attorneys and other legal staff.
Attorneys often have to deal with financial information in their practice, whether it be to advise a business client, deal with opposing counsel, evaluate an expert witness or work with law firm partners. They also must deal with financial information in the management of their own practice. This seminar is designed to provide you with a basic level of understanding of selected aspects of financial information and financial statement analysis, with a view towards the practical use of that information in a legal practice. It should also strengthen your knowledge about financial fraud, business valuations and business acquisitions.
Topics to be discussed include:
A Primer On Accounting And Finance For Law Firms
The Expert Report
Analysis Of Financial Data
Damage Evaluation And Examination
Fraud Investigations And Auditing
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
I. Overview Of Seminar
A. Role Of The Financial Advisor In The Business Of Law
B. A Primer On Accounting And Finance For Law Practices
C. The Expert Report
D. Analysis Of Financial Data
E. Damage Evaluation And Examination
F. Fraud Investigations And Auditing
G. Acquisition Assistance
H. Business Valuations
9:30 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.
II. A Primer On Accounting And
Finance For Law Firms
A. Entity Structure
B. Accrual vs. Cash Accounting
C. Partner Profit Allocations And Distributions
D. Proper Accounting For Trust Accounts
E. Retirement And Exit Plans
10:05 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
III. The Expert Report
C. Detail Components
D. Clarity Of Presentation
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
IV. Analysis Of Financial Data
A. Financial Statement Analysis
B. The Basic Financial Statements
C. The Balance Sheet
D. The Statement Of Operations
E. The Statement Of Cash Flows
F. Financial Statement Disclosures
G. Alternative Forms Of Financial Statement Presentation
H. Prospective Financial Statements
I. Analytical Procedures And Analysis
J. Other Useful Financial Data
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
V. Damage Evaluation And
A. Lost Profits Definitions
B. Profit Measurement And Measurement Alternatives
C. Sources Of Data
D. Examination Methodologies
E. Evaluation Of Damage Theories
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
VI. Fraud Investigations And
A. Description And Characteristics Of Fraud
B. Misappropriation Of Assets
C. Fraudulent Financial Reporting
D. Fraud Risk Factors
E. Reducing The Risk Of Fraud
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
VII. Acquisition Assistance
A. Establish Understanding With Acquirer
B. Purpose Of Acquisition
C. Financial History Of Target
D. Financial Analysis Of Target
E. Other Procedures In Target Evaluation
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
VIII. Business Valuations
B. Necessary Information
C. Basics Of Business Valuation
D. Methods Used To Value Business
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IX. Questions And Answers