Seminar Number

8454

 

Early
Registration Fee:

$175

On-Site
Registration Fee:

$195

 

FINANCE FOR LAWYERS

DECEMBER 20, 2013

State Bar of Georgia Headquarters
104 Marietta St. NW • Atlanta

CLE Hours:
6 CLE Hours

About the Seminar:
Lawyers are often called upon to provide counsel on financial matters. Having a solid knowledge of financial principles and concepts is crucial for every well-rounded attorney.

About the Speaker:
Joseph Novello's (CPA, MBA) wealth of experience was gained from working in both domestic and foreign Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Novello’s goal is to present lawyers with an easy-to-understand seminar that will make dealing with a client’s financial matters more manageable.

7:45

Registration and Continental Breakfast
(All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

8:30

Welcome And Program Introduction

8:45

Foundations Of Modern Accounting And The Basic Equation Of Finance

9:00

Financial Statements

  • Balance Sheets
  • Income and Cash Flow Statements
  • Notes to Financial Statements
10:30

BREAK

10:45

Financial Statements (Continued)

  • Notes to Financial Statements (Cont.)
  • Statement of Equity and Other Comprehensive Income
  • Management Discussion and Analysis
  • Auditor’s Report
  • SOX Certifications
11:15

Accounting Methodologies And Principles

  • Accrual vs. Cash Basis
  • Other Principles
11:30

Who’s Who In Financial Reporting

  • Government and Nongovernment Regulators
11:45

Private Company Accounting

  • Big Company vs. Small Company GAAP
  • Role of Finance in a Company and Related Legal Support
  • Private Companies and the CPA
  • Alternative Services—Reviews And Compilations
12:00
Lunch (Included in registration fee)
12:30

Key Numbers And Ratios

  • Earnings Per Share (EPS)
  • Price/Earnings (PE) Ratio
  • Revenue and Earnings Growth
  • Financial Ratios—Liquidity, Solvency, Profitability
1:00

Present Value Concepts And Business Valuations

  • Simple Present Value; Value of Annuities
  • Why Do You Need to Value a Business?
  • Business Valuation Methodologies
  • Resources Geared Toward Lawyers
2:00
BREAK
2:15

The Lawyer’s Role In Financial Audits

  • ABA And AICPA Joint Process
3:00

Basic Concepts Of Financial Investment

  • Risk vs. Return
  • Modern Portfolio Theory and Diversification
3:15
Financial Fraud Schemes
3:30
ADJOURN