Essential Concepts Of Business For Lawyers

Author: Robert J. Rhee
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 9781454813194
Size: 10.39 MB
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Accounting and finance cannot be taught through the dense text and format typical of legal casebooks. Mirroring textbooks used at business schools with significant quantities of visuals, Essential Concepts of Business for Lawyers uses many graphical elements, including pictures, charts, diagrams, and tables. Engaging hypotheticals are fun and engaging, but they also illustrate the application of important concepts in business situations. At the end of every chapter, there are three forms of review and summary: Essential Terms, Key Concepts, and Review Questions. The text uses many examples, specially set in example boxes, to illustrate and reinforce difficult concepts. Completely up to the minute, the book features material on important, recent events such as the financial crisis of 2008-2009, the collapse of investment banks, the Bernie Madoff fraud case, and Enron. While this book is not a casebook, it includes edited appellate cases at the end of every chapter. These cases provide essential contextualization, illustrating the legal application of the business concepts presented, and make more concrete the lawyer's need to understand business. This makes Essential Concepts of Business for Lawyers unique among available books, as the cases connect the unfamiliar (business concepts) with the familiar (case law). Flexibility makes it stand out as well. It can be easily used as a primary text in an independent course on essential business concepts and is the only single book that adequately serves this function. Additionally, this book can be used as a required or recommended supplement in doctrinal business law courses such as business associations, securities regulations, corporate finance, taxation, banking law, financial regulation, and business planning. Features of Essential Concepts of Business for Lawyers: Significant use of visuals and graphics. avoids the dense text and format typical of legal casebooks mirrors accounting and finance textbooks for business schools, with essential visual aids pictures charts diagrams tables Engaging hypotheticals fun and interesting to consider illustrate the application of important concepts in business situations End of chapter reviews summarize the basic points Essential Terms Key Concepts Review Question typically seen in accounting and finance textbooks used in business schools Example boxes. llustrate and reinforce difficult concepts Highly current materials on recent events the financial crisis of 2008-2009 the collapse of investment banks the Bernie Madoff fraud case Enron Case applications include edited appellate cases at the end of every chapter illustrate the legal application of the business concepts presented

Finance Accounting For Lawyers

Author: Brian P. Brinig
Publisher: Business Valuation Resources Llc
ISBN: 9781935081715
Size: 54.49 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

Contracts

Author: Richard Stim
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413323006
Size: 11.11 MB
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"An A to Z, plain-English encyclopedia of contract terminology that dissects important contract concepts for business owners, law students, managers, and consumers. It also includes sample agreements with explanations on how to complete them"--

Arbitration

Author: Steven C. Bennett
Publisher: ALM Publishing
ISBN: 9780970597083
Size: 11.52 MB
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Though common in today's economy, arbitration remains relatively remote from the daily practices of most lawyers. This comprehensive handbook offers a thorough introduction to the fundamental concepts and materials for both lawyers and businesspeople. Sui

Business Basics For Law Students

Author: Robert W. Hamilton
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9780735557444
Size: 34.95 MB
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To supply the background law students need to succeed in business-related courses -- such as accounting, economics, real estate, tax, business organizations, and finance -- try the text known for its effectiveness, edition after edition. BUSINESS BASICS FOR LAW STUDENTS, Fourth Edition, explains the mechanics, concepts, and legal context of business topics in exceptionally clear and accessible language. The book demystifies business principles through: the combined skills of distinguished authors who draw on their teaching and writing experience to build student confidence straightforward explanations of daunting topics (accounting, financial statements, taxes, mortgages, etc.) tailored to students without a business background generous use of examples to convey ideas and applications a helpful list of new terms in the appendix, conveniently keyed to the pages where they are used and explained frequent use of visual aids, such as tax forms, financial quotes as they appear in the newspaper, tables, and graphs an accessible design featuring lists of topics keyed to headings at the beginning of each chapter, key terms and concepts bolded for easy identification, and frequent use of lists to clearly enumerate points and examples Thoroughly updated to respond to recent developments, the Fourth Edition features: new material on recent scandals and reforms in the chapters on accounting, forms of organization, trading, and mutual funds the latest information on executive compensation extensive revisions to the chapters on tax and retirement planning, in light of recent and proposed reforms, especially in connection with Social Security an expanded chapter on insurance that now includes health insurance, auto insurance, and more new material on spinoffs and other divisive reorganization in the chapter on mergers, as well as discussion of taxable and tax-free transactions new coverage of securities regulation, antitrust, intellectual property law, and international business transactions integrated throughout the text

Basic Accounting Principles For Lawyers With Present Value And Expected Value

Author: C. Steven Bradford
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 163043079X
Size: 51.78 MB
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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.

Transactional Lawyering Skills

Author: Richard K. Neumann Jr.
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 145483157X
Size: 39.99 MB
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The highly respected author of Transactional Lawyering Skills has written and co-written some of the top-selling books in the field. Designed to supplement Contract Drafting and Transactional Skills courses, his concise, straightforward explanation of professionalism covers working with transaction clients; problem-solving and problem-prevention; and transactional interviewing, counseling, and negotiation. Professional responsibility issues are fully integrated throughout the material. Going beyond simple theory, the text provides a succinct explanation of the lawyer-client relationship as well as the mechanics of transactional lawyering. Transactional Lawyering Skills can be used to help add a third credit to a 2-credit contract drafting course. Features concise, straightforward explanations of professionalism working with transaction clients problem-solving and problem-prevention transactional interviewing, counseling, and negotiation highly respected author has written/co-written top-selling books in the field integrated coverage of professional responsibility issues clear and succinct discussion of lawyer-client relationship covers the mechanics of transactional lawyering goes beyond simple theory can be used to help add a third credit to a 2-credit contract drafting course

Introductory Accounting Finance And Auditing For Lawyers

Author: Lawrence A. Cunningham
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314280459
Size: 53.30 MB
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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.