Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live-Seminar

CLE Credit: 8 Hours - Earn CLE Credit

Commercial litigators need two distinct areas of financial knowledge:

  1. how to understand and analyze financial statements
  2. how to value a business.

This understandable overview seminar is designed to cover the basics attorneys need to effectively litigate a business valuation case. You’ll learn about the different types of valuations and when each is appropriate. You’ll learn the basic mechanics involved, pitfalls to avoid, and how to attack your opponent’s valuation. Throughout the day we examine a step-by-step case study detailing how to value a typical company or law firm.

  • Understand Why Financial Statements
    Do Not Value a Business


  • How to Objectively Value a Business Including Basic, Understandable Mechanics


  • Understand Valuation Methods: Income, Asset, Market - and When To Use Them


  • Analyze and Attack Alternative Valuations – Understand Common Valuation Errors


  • Understand Key Drivers of Value for Any Business and Isolate Key Negotiating Items


  • Learn the IRS Guidelines for Valuing a Closely Held Business


  • Don’t be Dumb with Rules of Thumb and Learn Why Valuation Is Disconnected from Price
  • Alternative Definitions of Value


  • Preliminary Analysis and Business/Industry Environment Analysis


  • Normalizing and Forecasting Future Earnings and Cash Flow


  • Understanding the Time Value of Money


  • Discount Rate and Cap Rates Explained Including the Impact of Risk


  • Selecting and Applying the Proper Valuation Method


  • Special Valuation Situations: Divorce, Estate/Trust, Economic Loss/Insurance & More!


  • Ten Most Common Errors Found in Valuation Reports

Who should attend: Attorneys who practice in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, corporate and business law, corporate general counsel, securities, mergers and acquisitions, banking, personal injury, product liability, environmental law, family law and general litigation should attend.

Prerequisites: Basic Understanding of Financial Statements and Financial Analysis

Program Level: Overview

Advance preparation: None

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