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Corporate Finance Basics

Recording of a 45-minute CLE webinar

Conducted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Recorded event now available

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This CLE course is designed for legal professionals of all levels.  It provides the basic tools to apply and challenge most aspects of financial management.


Legal professionals are expected to have basic financial skills and are encouraged to understand budgeting as part of project management in order to better serve clients and their respective organizations. This course is designed to provide lawyers and other legal support professionals a baseline of financial knowledge and skill to read, interpret and act upon financial documents. Financial literacy is a fundamental skill of the modern legal professional today, and a working knowledge of finance is imperative in meeting client expectations and practicing at the highest levels of the law.

The role of the legal professional in structuring transactions, negotiating deal terms and coordinating the underwriting process is ever mounting. This course provides the tools to apply and challenge most aspects of financial management.



  1. What is Corporate Finance
  2. Capital Structure
  3. Capital Budgeting
  4. Return Analysis
  5. Applying Corporate Finance
  6. WorldCom Case Study


This course is part of a six course series in which students learn everything from the basic elements of finance to advanced concepts in financial statements.  These courses were created by Reuben Advani, a Yale and Wharton Business School educated financial expert, author and entrepreneur with many years of experience in finance and education.


Sims, Mike
Mike Sims


Mr. Sims is a 26-year veteran in legal education.  He works closely with leading law school administrators,...  |  Read More

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