Accounting and Finance for Lawyers in a Nutshell

Author: Charles Meyer

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634608510

Category:

Page: 561

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This product provides a well-rounded summary of the relevant accounting areas from basic financial statements to complex earnings-per-share ratios and corporate finance and valuation. Learn how to recognize revenue, expenses, assets, and liabilities. It reviews accounting principles for many different areas, including acquisitions, investments, long-term debt, leases, stocks, and partnerships. It also discusses recent developments such as adoption of new requirements to place most operating leases on the lessee's balance sheet, a new principles based approach to accounting for revenue, refinements in the accounting for stock options, and revised rules for applying the lower of cost or market rule to inventory.

Finance & Accounting for Lawyers

Author: Brian P. Brinig

Publisher: Business Valuation Resources Llc

ISBN: 9781935081715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

View: 5601

The principles of accounting and finance directly extend to contract issues, torts, business and securities matters, taxation issues, partnership disputes, gift and estate matters, to name only a partial list. These areas of jurisprudence are often based significantly on substantive financial questions, and their measurement can be the heart of the entire matter. The application of broad accounting principles to countless business transactions requires an understanding of the objectives of financial reporting and the needs of the users of financial information. Contrary to popular belief, accounting is not a mathematical formula or calculation, but rather an organized system that logically summarizes business transactions into useable information that is meaningful to management, creditors, business investors and other stakeholders. This text takes readers through the system of accounting and the development of financial statements. Complexities and limitations of accounting information are explored, culminating in a study of ratio analysis of financial statements to glean relevant insights. The objective of this introductory study of accounting is to provide a broad, workable knowledge base that will facilitate the use of accounting information as it relates to the practice of law.

Corporate Finance in a Nutshell

Author: Jeffrey Haas

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314289636

Category:

Page: 682

View: 4490

This up-to-date and comprehensive title covers the entire field of corporate finance, including the recent changes stemming from the Dodd-Frank Act. In addition to discussing accounting and valuation concepts, it provides extensive coverage of the legal and financial underpinnings of debt securities, preferred and common stock, and derivative instruments (options, forward contracts, futures contracts and swap contracts). 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.

Accounting in a Nutshell

Accounting for the non-specialist

Author: Janet Walker

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080943152

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 5022

Designed primarily for middle and junior management who deal with financial information without really understanding the content; students who are studying accounting as a non-specialist subject, for example on a business studies or engineering course. The book serves as a basic reference to be used throughout the course. It will also be particularly helpful in providing the basic grounding that is required before moving on to the more technical and in-depth study of the subject that may be required on some courses. Students who are embarking on a course of study to become a professional accountant will also find this book of major benefit. In addition to revisions through out, a new new chapter 'Making long-term investment decisions' covering capital investment decisions, extends and rounds out the final part of the book: using Financial Information to Manage a Business. The chapter deals with the investment appraisal process and covers the main investment appraisal techniques from the point of view of a non-specialist: payback periods, accounting rate of return and discounted cash flow methods are just some of the new topics covered. The focus will be on the level of understanding that a non-specialist requires in the work place as such, in keeping with the rest of the book, the chapter includes practical examples and exercises to enhance the reader's understanding. * Jargon free and easy to understand - no prior knowledge of the subject necessary * Focuses on the principles and use of accounting information * Review questions to assess progress at each stage and many fully worked exercises and examples

Introductory Accounting, Finance and Auditing for Lawyers

Author: Lawrence A. Cunningham

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314280459

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 497

View: 5228

This book, now in its sixth edition and adopted at 80 schools in its 15-year history, presents accounting, finance and auditing using clear narrative with extensive illustrations. Written by a leading scholar of law and accounting, it balances accessibility with rigor. Pedagogical features that make this book easy to use include a coherent layout, complete set of PowerPoint slides, comprehensive Problems and Solutions, intriguing Conceptual Questions and International Comparisons plus a Glossary, Bibliography, Index and Teacher's Manual. It can be used as the primary book for a one-, two- or three-credit accounting course or to supplement business associations, corporations or corporate finance courses.

Essential Concepts of Business for Lawyers

Author: Robert J. Rhee

Publisher: Aspen Coursebook

ISBN: 9781454870432

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 481

Revised editon of the author's Essential concepts of business for lawyers, 2012.

Basic Accounting Principles for Lawyers: With Present Value and Expected Value

Author: C. Steven Bradford,Gary Adna Ames

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 163043079X

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 1499

This book is not a slimmed-down Accounting for Lawyers casebook, but a book especially designed as an auxiliary book for other courses that draw on accounting. It is brief, inexpensive, and gives students a plain English, sometimes even humorous, introduction to the basics of accounting and to the financial concepts of present value and expected value. It allows students to learn the essential accounting concepts outside of class so professors can spend more of valuable class time focusing on the core concepts of a course. The chapters are short and modular, so professors can assign as much or as little as students need to know for a course.

Chapter 11 Business Reorganizations

For Business Leaders, Accountants and Lawyers

Author: Myles H. Alderman,Myles H. Alderman, Jr.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781598004137

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 7030

A Great Reference Source For Business Leaders and Their Professionals Each year billions of dollars of business credit and contracts are restructured under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. In the process, substantial fortunes are reallocated. Debtors in Chapter 11 reorganizations range from some of the largest business entities in the world to small local businesses. When these companies file for protection from creditors under Chapter 11, new problems and opportunities are created. Mr. Alderman draws upon over twenty years of experience counseling clients to explain the key legal theories and offer practical and tactical advice to business leaders, stakeholders and their advisors. "This book should be a part of the libraries of management, practitioners and accountants. It is comprehensive." The Halyard Restructuring Group, LLC. "This well organized and comprehensive book will be a great asset for anyone on either side of a Business Bankruptcy." William Wright, President & Publisher, Park Ave Publishers Inc. "This book is a great reference source with a wealth of insightful information - No accounting firm's library will be complete without a copy." James E. Schultz, CPA, Sheptoff, Reuber & Co.

International Project Finance in a Nutshell

Author: John M. Niehuss

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628101348

Category: Construction contracts

Page: 526

View: 6084

The book provides a basic introduction to the legal and financial issues that arise at each stage of a project finance transaction. It contains a comprehensive overview of the concept of project finance and includes extensive coverage of the overall legal structure of a project and the key clauses in project and financial documents. It also has chapters on project preparation, procurement, sources of finance and other financial and credit support issues, restructuring, and investment dispute settlement. The Second Edition has been substantially revised and includes new chapters and material on: the application of project finance techniques to the funding of public-private partnerships, infrastructure, and the oil and gas sector; the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on project financing; offtake contracts; and recent dispute settlement developments. The book also features useful checklists for risk analysis, due diligence, concession and loan agreement terms, credit support, tax and accounting issues, and evaluation of sources of finance.

Death Penalty in a Nutshell

Author: Victor Streib,Justin Marceau,Sam Kamin

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634603027

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3054

This death penalty nutshell covers both the substantive and procedural law of capital cases, along with relevant history, jurisprudence and constitutional law. It addresses international issues, the complex role of defense counsel, systemic bias, and execution of the innocent. Statutory and case law, as well as all relevant data, are current as of mid-2016 providing a basis for broad exploration of academic and pragmatic issues for lawyers, law students and others interested in the law's most serious punishment.

How to Read a Financial Report

Wringing Vital Signs Out of the Numbers

Author: John A. Tracy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471646938

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 4514

Hidden somewhere among all the numbers in a financial report is vitally important information about where a company has been and where it is going. This is especially relevant in light of the current corporate scandals. The sixth edition of this bestselling book is designed to help anyone who works with financial reports--but has neither the time nor the need for an in-depth knowledge of accounting--cut through the maze of accounting information to find out what those numbers really mean.

Corporate Finance

Author: Jeffrey J. Haas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314289643

Category: Law

Page: 445

View: 2452

Building Public Trust

The Future of Corporate Reporting

Author: Samuel A. DiPiazza, Jr.,Robert G. Eccles

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471432539

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 5078

Business reporting in a post-apocalypse global marketplace Clearly, now is the time for creating an effective business-reporting model appropriate for the markets of the twenty-first century. Rather than start from scratch after the Enron-Andersen fiasco, two leading consultants from PricewaterhouseCoopers present a plan that supplements the current model, one in which executives, accountants, analysts, investors, regulators, and other stakeholders can truly embrace the spirit of transparency. The Future of Corporate Reporting highlights the best practices for global financial reporting, explaining the concept of "performance auditing," which focuses on the real performance of the business as opposed to technical adherence to GAAS. Eccles and Masterson also discuss the pros and cons of GAAP v. IAS, present new approaches to reforming financial reporting, and outline a twenty-first-century model of accounting that will improve markets and benefit shareholders.

State and Local Taxation

Principles and Planning

Author: Charles W. Swenson,John E. Karayan,Sanjay Gupta

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 9781932159172

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

View: 9288

Companies can easily become ensnared in the tangle oftaxes imposed by the many governments involved in cross-border transactions. If you want to avoid significant taxhazards and protect cash flow and capital, stock valueand executive compensation in the form of stock optionsor just plain save money, you need to read State andLocal ......

Broker-Dealer Regulation

Cases and Analysis

Author: Cheryl Nichols

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780769891972

Category: Stockbrokers

Page: 1011

View: 1318

Legislative Law and Process in a Nutshell

Author: Jack Davies

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314167514

Category: Law

Page: 346

View: 8172

This book -- authored by a longtime legislator, law professor, appellate judge and volunteer lobbyist -- provides a pragmatic view of how state legislatures operate. It gives a behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating and little understood intellectual journey that is the legislative process. This book helps its readers understand how hard thought and hard work turn first-draft legislative ideas into effective laws. It describes the process used by all legislative institutions to refine bills, and examines the tactics of advocates that speed or impede legislation. The dynamic life of legislative law after enactment is detailed, including how agencies, local governments and businesses use statutes and how citizens, lawyers and courts adjust legislative words to fit life's realities. The third edition of this popular book retains the practical insights of the previous editions and adds descriptions of the profound impact the Internet and cell phones have had on the daily work of the

Business Organizations: A Transactional Perspective

Author: Donald Scotten

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781516513635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

View: 829

Business Organizations: A Transactional Perspective teaches business organizations from a transactional practice perspective rather than a litigation-based one. By using this book, students will gain a solid foundation in the law of business organizations. Additionally, students will enhance their understanding of the business contexts in which the law operates, and they will gain an appreciation of the practice issues confronted by transactional lawyers when advising business organizations. The book incorporates both narrative text to explain core concepts of law and practice and actual statutory provisions, thus eliminating the need for a statutory supplement. Specific topics include forming, operating and terminating partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies. Additionally, the book presents basic accounting and tax issues any transactional lawyer should know. Serving as both instructional textbook and preparation for the bar exam, Business Organizations: A Transactional Perspective can be used not only in law school courses, but in any graduate or undergraduate legal course on business organizations and associations, corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. Donald Scotten earned his law degree at the College of William and Mary and his LL.M. in taxation at New York University. A former senior counsel for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., and senior associate at Howrey LLP, he is now the vice dean for administration and a professor of the practice of law at the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law. Professor Scotten teaches courses on business organizations, mergers and acquisitions, and the United States legal system. His professional writing has appeared in Business Law Today, a journal of the American Bar Association.

Black's Law, 9th Ed, 2009

Law Encyclopedia

Author: West Publishing, Inc

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1943

View: 5027

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

Mergers and Acquisitions in a Nutshell

Author: Dale A. Oesterle

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314159564

Category: Law

Page: 313

View: 322

A succinct exposition of the law or mergers and acquisitions law to which a student or lawyer can turn for reliable guidance. All the titles have been written by outstanding authorities and recognized experts. The book is a compact format for convenient reference.

Entertainment Law

Cases and Materials in Established and Emerging Media

Author: Sherri L. Burr

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314184054

Category: Law

Page: 935

View: 2647

Entertainment Law: Cases and Materials in Established and Emerging Media is an exciting new book that contains cases, interviews with celebrities and other materials that educates its readers about the complicated entertainment business. To capture first-hand knowledge of the entertainment business, Burr has interviewed widely throughout the United States, Australia, England, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland. The celebrities featured in this book include Academy Award and Grammy winners, as well as best-selling authors and TV stars. It opens with a chapter on the globalization of the entertainment industry and explains how mastering U.S. entertainment law helps qualify lawyers to work abroad.