Accounting and Finance for Lawyers in a Nutshell

Author: Charles H. Meyer

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 511

View: 5273

The need for an understanding of accounting is now even more critical than ever for lawyers practicing in many areas including securities and corporate law and litigation. In addition, over the last several years, the Financial Accounting Standards Board has made some landmark changes in the accounting rules in areas of interest to lawyers, including the accounting for mergers and acquisitions. The Second Edition of Accounting and Finance For Lawyers includes important material on such areas as accounting for stock options and derivatives and the elimination of the pooling of interests method of accounting for acquisitions. There is a discussion of the accounting implications of the use of so-called special purpose entities. Finally, a chapter on international accounting issues reflects the increasing globalization of business and accounting. As in the First Edition, the basic building blocks of accounting are covered so that the material is accessible and useful to those with any level of accounting knowledge.

Black's Law Dictionary, 7th Ed

Author: West Group

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: 0314228640

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 1793

View: 1281

Black's Law Dictionary, 7th Ed, Bryan A. Garner

Black's Law, 9th Ed, 2009

Law Encyclopedia

Author: West Publishing, Inc

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1943

View: 7660

Since becoming editor in chief of Black's Law Dictionary in the mid-1990s, I've tried with each successive edition-the seventh, the eighth, and now the ninth-to make the book at once both more scholarly and more practical. Anyone who cares to put this book alongside the sixth or earlier editions will discover that the book has been almost entirely rewritten, with an increase in precision and clarity. It's true that I've cut some definitions that appeared in the sixth and earlier editions. On a representative sample of two consecutive pages of the sixth can be found botulism, bouche (mouth), bough ofa tree, bought (meaning "purchased"), bouncer (referring to a nightclub employee), bourg (a village), boulevard, bourgeois, brabant (an obscure kind ofancient coin also called a crocard), brabanter (a mercenary soldier in the Middle Ages), and brachium maris (an arm of the sea). These can hardly be counted as legal terms worthy of inclusion in a true law dictionary, and Black's had been properly criticized for including headwords such as these." Meanwhile, though, within the same span of terms, I've added entries for three types of boundaries (agreed boundary, land boundary, lost boundary), as well as for bounty hunter, bounty land, bounty-land warrant, boutique (a specialized law firm), box day (a day historically set aside for filing papers in Scotland's Court of Session), box-top license (also known as a shrink-wrap license), Boykin Act (an intellectual-property statute enacted after World War II), Boyle defense (also known as the government-contractor defense), bracket system (the tax term), Bracton (the title of one of the earliest, most important English lawbooks), and Brady Act (the federal law for background checks on handgun-purchasers). And all the other entries have been wholly revised-shortened here and amplified there to bring the book into better proportion. Hence, in one brief span of entries, the sixth and the ninth editions appear to be entirely different books. That's true throughout the work. But it's not as if I've revised the book with any hostility toward historical material. In fact, I've added hundreds of Roman-law terms that had been omitted from earlier editions and retranslated all the others on grounds that current users ofthe dictionary might need to look up the meanings ofthese historical terms. But whatever appears here, in my view, should be plausibly a law-related term-and closely related to the law. Users ought to be reminded once again about the handy collection oflegal maxims in Appendix B. It is, I believe, the most comprehensive and accurate set of translated maxims to be found anywhere in print-thanks to the erudite revisions of two civillaw experts of the first rank: Professor Tony Honore of Oxford and Professor David Walker of Glasgow. A lexicographer must do what is practicable to improve each new edition ofa dictionary. One of the notable features ofthis new edition is the dating of the most common terms-that is, the parenthetical inclusion of a date to show the term's earliest known use in the English language. For researching these dates, I'm grateful to the distinguished and industrious lexicographer at the Yale Law Library, Fred R. Shapiro. "See David Mellinkoff, The Myth ofPrecision and the Law Dictionary, 31 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 423, 440 (1983). As a lexicographer, I've learned a great deal from my friends and mentors in the field-especially the late Robert W. Burchfield, editor ofthe Oxford English Dictionary Supplement during the latter halfofthe 20th century. Like his 19th-century precursors at the Oxford English Dictionary, Burchfield had a battalion oflexicographic volunteers from around the globe to help him in his momentous work. I have tried to do the same. Because I genuinely believe in a community ofscholars- a community oflearned people who understand the cultural and historical importance ofhaving a first-rate dictionary, and are willing to playa role in producing it-I have called on volunteers to help in the production ofthis vast and complex dictionary. It has been rewarding to have so many lawyers, judges, and scholars answer the call. Take a moment, if you will, and scan the masthead on pages vi-ix. Consider that each of these contributors personally edited 30 to 50 pages ofsingle-spaced manuscript-some more than that. They suggested improved wordings and solved editorial difficulties they encountered. Consider the geographical variety of the panelists, and ponder the years of specialist knowledge they brought to their work. Look at the panel of academic contributors and notice that they are distinguished scholars ofthe highest order, many ofthem household names among lawyers. They exerted themselves not just for the betterment of this book, but for the betterment ofthe law as a whole. For this is the law dictionary that the profession has relied on for over a century. Everyone who cares about the law owes our contributors a debt ofthanks. Bryan A. Garner LawProse, Inc. Dallas, Texas April 2009

Hillbilly-Elegie

Die Geschichte meiner Familie und einer Gesellschaft in der Krise

Author: J. D. Vance

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843715777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6165

Seine Großeltern versuchten, mit Fleiß und Mobilität der Armut zu entkommen und sich in der Mitte der Gesellschaft zu etablieren. Doch letztlich war alles vergeblich. J. D. Vance erzählt die Geschichte seiner Familie — eine Geschichte vom Scheitern und von der Resignation einer ganzen Bevölkerungsschicht. Armut und Chaos, Hilflosigkeit und Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol: Genau in diesem Teufelskreis befinden sich viele weiße Arbeiterfamilien in den USA — entfremdet von der politischen Führung, abgehängt vom Rest der Gesellschaft, anfällig für populistische Parolen. Früher konnten sich die »Hillbillys«, die weißen Fabrikarbeiter, erhoffen, sich zu Wohlstand zu schuften. Doch spätestens gegen Ende des 20sten Jahrhunderts zog der Niedergang der alten Industrien ihre Familien in eine Abwärtsspirale, in der sie bis heute stecken. Vance gelingt es wie keinem anderen, diese ausweglose Situation und die Krise einer ganzen Gesellschaft eindrücklich zu schildern. Sein Buch bewegte Millionen von Lesern in den USA und erklärt nicht zuletzt den Wahltriumph eines Donald Trump.

Introductory Accounting, Finance and Auditing for Lawyers

Author: Lawrence A. Cunningham

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 509

View: 6512

Introductory Accounting, Finance and Auditing for Lawyers, Fourth Edition, continues to be packed with incisive substance on accounting and finance, and also emphasizes the role of auditing in the financial reporting process, an element given substantial new weight under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The Fourth Edition reflects the significant developments in the world of accounting, finance and auditing, including those generated by the major scandals such as Enron and the responses generated by Sarbanes-Oxley, from the Act itself, to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) to the SEC. The book retains the same basic architecture, narrative style, problems, and pitch to law students as in previous editions, and adds substantial new material. Additions include three entirely new Chapters, several new Sections added to existing Chapters, new Tables, and enhanced technical formatting. New Chapters include Audit Practice, an introduction to the key features of a financial audit including an Illustration and Problem concerning the leading statistical sampling techniques auditors apply in tests of internal control over financial reporting. Another new Chapter is Finance Theory, a rigorous but still introductory account of modern portfolio theory, CAPM and efficient market theory with critiques from behavioral finance inspired in part by the Enron-style accounting scandals. Previous users of the book will find all the familiar Illustrations and Problems, along with a solid dose of new materials geared toward the increasing reliance being placed on auditing, audit committees, and corporate governance in the era ushered in by Sarbanes-Oxley and PCAOB.

Bullshit Jobs

Vom wahren Sinn der Arbeit

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608115064

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

View: 317

Ein Bullshit-Job ist eine Beschäftigungsform, die so völlig sinnlos, unnötig oder schädlich ist, dass selbst der Arbeitnehmer ihre Existenz nicht rechtfertigen kann. Es geht also gerade nicht um Jobs, die niemand machen will, sondern um solche, die eigentlich niemand braucht. Im Zuge des technischen Fortschritts sind zahlreiche Arbeitsplätze durch Maschinen ersetzt worden. Trotzdem ist die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit nicht etwa gesunken, sondern auf durchschnittlich 41,5 Wochenstunden gestiegen. Wie konnte es dazu kommen? David Graeber zeigt in seinem bahnbrechenden neuen Buch, warum immer mehr überflüssige Jobs entstehen und welche verheerenden Konsequenzen diese Entwicklung für unsere Gesellschaft hat. Im Jahr 1930 sagte der britische Ökonom John Maynard Keynes voraus, dass durch den technischen Fortschritt heute niemand mehr als 15 Stunden pro Woche arbeiten müsse. Fast ein Jahrhundert danach stellt David Graeber fest, dass die Gegenwart anders aussieht: Die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit ist gestiegen und immer mehr Menschen üben Tätigkeiten aus, die unproduktiv und daher eigentlich überflüssig sind – als Immobilienmakler, Investmentbanker oder Unternehmensberater. Es sind Jobs, die keinen sinnvollen gesellschaftlichen Beitrag leisten. Es sind Bullshit-Jobs. Warum bezahlt eine Ökonomie solche Tätigkeiten, die sie nicht braucht? Wie ist es zu dieser Entwicklung gekommen? Und was können wir dagegen tun? David Graeber, einer der radikalsten politischen Denker unserer Zeit, geht diesem Phänomen auf den Grund. Ein packendes Plädoyer gegen die Ausweitung sinnloser Arbeit, die die moralischen Grundfesten unserer Gesellschaft ins Wanken bringt.

Utopien für Realisten

Die Zeit ist reif für die 15-Stunden-Woche, offene Grenzen und das bedingungslose Grundeinkommen

Author: Rutger Bregman

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644001146

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 3633

Was sind heute die großen Ideen? Historischer Fortschritt basierte fast immer auf utopischen Ideen: Noch vor 100 Jahren hätte niemand für möglich gehalten, dass die Sklaverei abgeschafft oder die Demokratie wirklich existieren würde. Doch wie begegnen wir den Herausforderungen der modernen Arbeitswelt, des Familienlebens, des gesamten globalen Gefüges? Der niederländische Vordenker Rutger Bregman sagt: «Das wahre Problem unserer Zeit ist nicht, dass es uns nicht gut ginge oder dass es uns in Zukunft schlechter gehen könnte. Das wahre Problem ist, dass wir uns nichts Besseres vorstellen können.» Wir müssen es wagen, das Unmögliche zu denken, denn nur so finden wir Lösungen für die Probleme unserer Zeit. Bregman macht deutlich, warum das bedingungslose Grundeinkommen eine echte Option ist und inwiefern die 15-Stunden-Woche eine Antwort auf die Digitalisierung der Arbeit sein kann. «Alternativlos» ist für Bregman keine Option, sogar die Armut kann abgeschafft werden, wie er am Beispiel einer kanadischen Stadt zeigt. Bregmans Visionen sind inspirierend, seine Energie ist mitreißend; er zeigt: Utopien können schneller Realität werden, als wir denken. «Rutger Bregman rüttelt uns wach.» The Times

Student Lawyer

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 5003

Corporate Finance in a Nutshell

Author: Jeffrey J. Haas

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314147370

Category: Law

Page: 538

View: 8561

This compact law school study aid is the perfect companion for law students and practitioners, providing a concise yet systematic overview of corporate finance from both a business and legal perspective. The title is an up-to-date and comprehensive guide covering the entire field of corporate finance'from accounting and valuation concepts to the legal and financial underpinnings of debt securities, preferred and common stock, derivative instruments, and business combinations. It also provides sample valuation problems, answers, and explanations. Written in ?plain-English,? you will find the work particularly useful, with or without any business background.

Islamic Finance in Europe

Towards a Plural Financial System

Author: Valentino Cattelan

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781002517

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

View: 4282

Highlighting the impact of current globalization on financial markets, this topical book challenges the universality of Western property rights and interprets Islamic finance in Europe as part of a plural financial system, where different conceptions of economic justice(s) co-exist and influence each other. The contributing authors analyse key economic development and social integration issues from an Islamic perspective and outline the European approach to accommodating Islamic finance, with particular regard to the peculiarities of individual nation-states. Set in this context, the book presents financial pluralism as a device to enhance a level playing field in the global marketplace, as well as to foster a plural open society. Providing a comprehensive and methodological guide to Islamic finance in Europe, this book will prove an illuminating and informative read for academics, students and policymakers with an interest in the impact on financial regulation of an increasingly globalized world.

FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING FOR CPT

Author: P. MOHANA RAO

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120345908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 596

View: 7005

This book develops conceptual understanding of the fundamentals of financial accounting which play a crucial role in laying the foundation of commerce and accountancy courses in general and CPT in particular. Dexterously organized to suit the requirements of CPT aspirants, the text presents a step by step analysis of the basic concepts of accountancy in a comprehensive but in an easy-to-grasp manner. The text begins with discussing the meaning and scope of accounting and moves on by elaborating on different accounting standards, policies and the procedures followed in accounting. It also discusses ledger, trial balance, cash book and bills of exchange or promissory notes in the subsequent chapters. Apart from discussing the various types of accounts, such as partnership accounts and company accounts, this text explains debentures and inventories in a simple and lucid style. Specifically meant for the prospective examinees of the Common Proficiency Test (CPT), conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), this text should also prove valuable to undergraduate students of commerce and management. SALIENT FEATURES Provides bird’s eye view in each chapter for a quick understanding of the concept Includes keywords and summary at the end of each chapter Incorporates Multiple Choice Questions with their answers useful for CPT Provides model test papers, objective type questions and subject in nutshell in Appendices.

Real Estate Finance Law

Author: Grant S. Nelson,Dale A. Whitman

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mortgages

Page: 1052

View: 1581

Accounting for business lawyers

teaching materials

Author: Ted J. Fiflis,Homer Kripke,Paul M. Foster

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 838

View: 6970

Scaling Up

Skalieren auch Sie! Weshalb es einige Unternehmen packen… und warum andere stranden

Author: Verne Harnish

Publisher: Masterhouse GmbH

ISBN: 3981801709

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 2390

Es ist über ein Jahrzehnt her, dass Verne Harnish Bestseller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits in der ersten Auflage erschien. Scaling Up ist die erste große Neubearbeitung dieses Business-Klassikers, in dem praktische Tools und Techniken für das Wachstum zum branchenführenden Unternehmen vorgestellt werden. Dieses Buch wurde geschrieben, damit jeder – vom einfachen bis zum leitenden Angestellten – gleichermaßen zum Wachstum seines Business beträgt. Scaling Up konzentriert sich auf die vier Haupt-Entscheidungsbereiche, die jedes Unternehmen angehen muss: People, Strategy, Execution und Cash. Das Buch beinhaltet eine Reihe von neuen ganzseitigen Arbeits-Tools, darunter der aktualisierte One-Page Strategic Plan und die Rockefeller Habits Checklist™, die bereits von mehr als 40.000 Firmen in aller Welt für ein erfolgreiches Scaling Up verwendet wurden. Viele von ihnen schafften ein Wachstum auf $10 Millionen, $100 Millionen oder gar $1 Milliarde und mehr – und konnten den Aufstieg sogar genießen! Verne Harnish hat bereits in viele Scaleups investiert.

Right of Publicity in a Nutshell

Author: Michael Murray

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683289425

Category:

Page: 227

View: 7922

Right of Publicity in a Nutshell will orient and acclimate the reader to the structure, public policy, claims, issues, and defenses of right of publicity law that regulates the use of celebrity names, images, and likenesses. The guide will teach you the vocabulary to use when consulting with lawyers, clients, accountants, financial planners, and insurers in the arts, entertainment, and sports fields. The book covers the concept of a right of publicity, the origin and distinctions between privacy and publicity law, the modern right of privacy, the theory and policy supporting the right of publicity, the requirements of a right of publicity action, the post-mortem right of publicity, copyright preemption and the effect of licensing, the federal false endorsement and false designation of origin claims, fair use of celebrity names, images, and likenesses, and the future of the right of publicity.

Accounting issues for lawyers

teaching materials

Author: Ted J. Fiflis

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 706

View: 7332

This book, in its four editions, pioneered the emphasis on revenues and earnings recognition and realization which has been the story of the accounting difficulties of the past decade. The author has insisted on rigorous understanding of fundamentals and underlying principles, as well as the dynamics of accounting finance and law which lead to the issues lawyers face in the modern service economy today. Although the current popular interest in accounting fraud and planned changes in oversight give an impression of new issues, this work is further evidence of timeliness in well received teaching materials.