November 2, 2007
Crunching numbers made easy
Any attorney who works with client issues involving a business needs to have an understanding of financial statements. Friday, November 16 from 9 until 12:15 p.m., “A Lawyer’s Guide to Financial Statements and Business Valuations” will help you find out where the numbers come from, what questions to ask and how to look at performance of the business through the underlying data presented in financial statements. After this session, you will have a working knowledge of revenues and expenses, assets and liabilities, cash flow, and how to interpret financials and projections.
Presenter Richard Ferguson of Ferguson Consulting shares, “With an ever changing reporting environment, business owners, financial institutions and investors rely on their legal advisors to help understand the reporting issues. Also, an understanding of the process of business valuations for the attorney is important. Whether you are dealing with mergers and acquisitions, shareholder disputes, estate and gifts, ESOP’s, large businesses or small, attorneys need to be able to advise clients and work with accountants throughout the process.”
Mr. Ferguson states, “We are not trying to make accountants out of the lawyers, but provide the tools and buzz words they need to advise their clients. Furthermore, officers and directors now have greater responsibility for financial information and need their legal professionals to have the needed financial understanding when talking numbers.”
Learn what the numbers are telling you. Register online here or by phone at 614/221.4112. The cost is $85 prepaid/$100 day of for members, $125 prepaid/$140 day of for non-members and $55 prepaid/$70 day of for paralegals.