NOTE: This course must be COMPLETED (including the exam) by 11:59 p.m. on April 16, 2017.
Law, finance and accounting are inextricably linked. Most, if not all, attorneys need to be able to understand basic accounting concepts and read and interpret financial statements. This seminar is intended to introduce attorneys without an accounting or finance background to the broad strokes of accounting and financial statements, or to provide an organized refresher course.
1. Identify the basic types of financial statements.
2. Learn the types of information that can be gleaned from financial statements.
3. Understand basic accounting concepts used in the preparation of financial statements.
4. Explore ways in which financial and accounting information can be used in the practice of law
VIC ALEXANDER, Kraft CPAs, PLLC
LEIGH GRIFFITH, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
In his 30 plus years of practicing tax and business law, Leigh Griffith has helped clients grow their businesses from the start-up stage to multimillion-dollar companies. Transaction-oriented businesses, healthcare companies, private equity firms, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), and partnerships rely on Leigh's experience and counsel to structure their tax matters, which can range from a few million dollars to over a billion. A partner in the Nashville office of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, Leigh earned his J.D.
from Vanderbilt University Law School. He holds an LL.M. in Taxation from NYU and earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from the UVA. He is one of two Fellows of American College of Tax Counsel in Tennessee and the author of the Passthrough Partner column in TAXES MAGAZINE. He is also a CPA.
In 1993 Vic became chief manager of KraftCPAs. He has over 33 years of experience in public accounting and has been with the firm since the beginning of his career. Vic has been extensively involved in litigation support, business valuation, and mergers and acquisitions. In this capacity he has provided financial analysis and consultation and is regarded as an adroit negotiator and expert witness.
Vic provides many consulting services for the firm’s entrepreneurial clients. He assists in evaluating financing alternatives and proposed purchases or sales of business interests. He has assisted start-up entities in the development of business plans and helped existing entities evaluate the feasibility and ramifications of proposed business transactions. Vic graduated from David Lipscomb College in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is a member of the American Institute and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA). Vic received the 2003 Public Service Award from the TSCPA. Vic is a past president of the Nashville Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. He has taught numerous seminars for the Tennessee Bar Association and the TSCPA.
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