MBA Concepts for Lawyers, Sept. 29

Your practice must keep pace with the increasingly sophisticated demands of your clients! Do you have 1) the advanced training, 2) sophisticated tools and 3) “in the trenches” experience to understand and analyze financial transactions and deals that are at the heart of most legal matters? MBA Concepts for Lawyers is an answer to the busy lawyer’s prayer!
Your clients are increasingly involved in sophisticated aspects of capital markets, with implications for their lives today, through retirement, and even for their estates. Your role as counselor demands a thorough understanding of these markets in order to compete effectively in a modern legal practice and to provide the sound advice that clients expect and deserve.
Corporate clients increasingly face vigorous scrutiny from shareholders, the press, and ever more aggressive regulators. Your understanding of how business works – and how corporate stability and management effectiveness are measured and reported – are vital to providing effective representation.
MBA Concepts for Lawyers provides a one-day crash course in understanding the legal impact of business operations on your individual and corporate clients, providing important insights into their health, value and future stability. The principles are constant and apply to family businesses as well as huge multi-nationals.
Professor Adams provides practical techniques for reading a balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows – helping you to spot vital financial and legal issues. He discusses the risk and return model, explains how stocks and bonds are priced, and advises you on the effective and ethical use of financial leverage. He also explores the accompanying legal doctrines in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and securities. This internationally acclaimed program will refine and expand your knowledge of financial matters giving you, your firm and your clients a real competitive edge.
Topics for Discussion
* Key Business Concepts
* Introduction to Accounting
* Advanced Accounting Concepts
* Financial Statement Analysis
* Manipulating the Books
* Accounting Concepts Applied to Legal Drafting
* Introduction to Corporate Finance
* Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance
* Cash Flow Analysis
* Understanding Stocks and Bonds
* Mergers & Acquisitions
* Derivatives


Professor Edward S. Adams

University of Minnesota School of Law, Minneapolis, MN

Featuring Professor Ed Adams

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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