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MBA Concepts for Lawyers

Edward Adams

Ed Adams provides important insights into the health, value and future stability of any business. The principles are constant and apply to family businesses as well as huge multinationals. 

  • practical techniques for reading a balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows — helping you to spot vital financial and legal issues.

  • the risk and return model, how stocks and bonds are priced, and the effective and ethical use of financial leverage, including the accompanying legal doctrines in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and securities.

  • significant financial reform legislation including disclosure, corporate governance and executive compensation requirements and changes to exemption registration requirements.

  • two ethics case studies in the context of financial accounting — one relating to Enron, the second relating to stock option backdating — asking whether the attorneys involved potentially violated the rules of professional responsibility.


Businesses and individuals are increasingly involved in sophisticated aspects of capital markets, with implications for their lives today, through retirement, and even for their estates. Your role 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 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. This internationally acclaimed program will refine and expand your knowledge of financial matters giving you, your firm and your clients a real competitive edge. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity!

Program Highlights

♦    Analyze financial statements to determine potential financial and legal “red flags”
        within an entity.
♦    Utilize simple net present value concepts to weigh competing settlement offers.
♦    Determine how to value dissenting shareholders’ rights.
♦    Employ elementary cash flow analysis to decide how to value an acquisition target.

Program Agenda & Detail

6 Hours Including 1 Ethics 

[Part I: 90 Minutes]

  • Key Business Concepts

  • Introduction to Accounting

  • Advanced Accounting Concepts

15 Minute Break

[Part II: 90 Minutes]

  • Financial Statement Analysis

  • Manipulating the Books

  • Accounting Concepts Applied to Legal Drafting



[Part III: 90 Minutes]

  • Introduction to Corporate Finance

  • Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance

  • Cash Flow Analysis

15 Minute Break

[Part IV: 30 Minutes]

•    Understanding Stocks and Bonds

•    Mergers & Acquisitions

•    Derivatives

•    Dodd-Frank and its Implications to Accounting & Finance and Legal Practice

[Part V: 60 Minutes]

Ethical Case Studies: Enron and Stock Option Backdating


Unconditional Guarantee
If you are not convinced that your understanding of the course topic has
improved after completion of any P.E.G.® seminar, we will refund your course tuition.

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