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PLI presents a seminar: Pocket MBA - Finance for Lawyers September 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - Wednesday, September 29, 2010

04:00 AM GMT - 04:00 AM GMT

An understanding of key accounting, financial and economic terminology and concepts will contribute to your ability to interact with and advise your clients about their critical issues. The ability to identify and appropriately use financial and accounting information is relevant to a wide range of legal and regulatory matters for both external and in-house attorneys. Litigators and transactional attorneys alike will benefit from this practical course designed specifically for the non-accountant attorney.

PLI has created this program for attorneys who work with financial information or business transactions.

Pocket MBA - Finance for Lawyers September 2010Sep. 27 - 28, 2010University of Chicago - Gleacher Center450 N. Cityfront Plaza DriveChicago, Il 60611

Paul Hastings partners Brian F. Richards and Ziemowit T. Smulkowski are featured speakers on Day 1 to discuss "Capital Structure" from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm.

  • Introduction and overview of capital structure (including definitions and key drivers)

  • Financing options - debt, equity, hybrids, and derivatives

  • Treasury perspective (including weighted average cost of capital (WACC), leverage ratios, and financial flexibility, including the importance of maturities and liquidity)

  • Corporate and securities law aspects

  • Financial accounting and tax implications

For more information and to register, visit the PLI website here.

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Brian F. Richards

Partner, Corporate Department

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