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MBA Concepts For Lawyers

CLE Hours: 6 including 6 General, 1 Ethics, 0 Professionalism, 0 Trial Practice

Speaker Series
State Bar of Georgia - Atlanta, Georgia



  • Speakers, session times and credit hours are subject to change.
  • Ethics | Professionalism | Trial Practice

  • Speaker:
  • Edward S. Adams, Professor of Finance and Law, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

  • 8:00
  • In-person Registration

  • 8:30
  • Introduction
  • Julia Neighbors, ICLE Director, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

  • 8:35
  • Key Business Concepts
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting Concepts

  • 10:05
  • Break

  • 10:20
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Manipulating the Books
  • Accounting Concepts Applied to Legal Drafting

  • 11:50

  • 12:35
  • Introduction to Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance
  • Cash Flow Analysis

  • 2:05
  • Break

  • 2:20
  • Understanding Stocks and Bonds
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Derivatives
  • Dodd-Frank and its Implications to Accounting & Finance and Legal Practice

  • 2:50
  • Ethical Case Studies: Enron and Stock Option Backdating  Ethics CLE Hour

  • 3:50
  • Adjourn



Edward Adams's Profile

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University of Minnesota

Edward S. Adams is the Howard E. Buhse professor of finance and law, co-director of the Kommerstad Center for Business Law and Entrepreneurship, and director of CLE Programs at the of University of Minnesota Law School, where he specializes in corporate law, corporate finance, secured transactions, commercial paper and bankruptcy.

Following graduation cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School (where he served as managing editor of the Law Review), Adams clerked for the Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and worked in the Chicago office of Latham and Watkins.

He is the author of 15 books and more than 30 articles on business-related issues; the two-time recipient of the University of Minnesota Law School’s Stanley V. Kinyon Teacher of the Year Award; an M.B.A. graduate of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota; a Vance K. Opperman Research Scholar; and a co-holder of the 1999 Julius E. Davis Chair in Law.

As an attorney, business advisor and consultant and principal, he has more than $50 billion of transactional experience in public and private offerings of equity and debt, mergers and acquisitions of public and closely held corporations, loan restructurings, receivables financing, structured finance, commercial transactions, and bankruptcy liquidations and reorganizations.

He co-founded a project to provide free legal services to members of a New York community; was a founding member of a project to provide free legal services to families of servicepersons serving in the Persian Gulf; and created a program at the University of Minnesota Law School to introduce disadvantaged high school students to potential career opportunities in the legal field.


State Bar of Georgia

104 Marietta St. NW, 3rd Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, United States
(404) 527-8700

Important Information

Please be advised that your credit will not be reported to the State Bar of Georgia CLE Regulation Department until after you have completed the steps necessary to earn credit for that program. 

Self reporting is required for all other jurisdictions.

The information presented is solely for educational purposes. The opinions expressed by the faculty in their materials and presentations are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the State Bar of Georgia, its officers, directors and/or employees. The faculty is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional advice and these presentations and publications are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. All publications and presentations were created to serve the continuing legal education needs of practicing attorneys.

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