Accounting for Lawyers

New York City Bar
Accounting for Lawyers (OnDemand)
Originally held on Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program Fee:
$69 for Members | $169 for Nonmembers
Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2018-2020), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

CLE Credit:
New York: 3.5 Skills
New Jersey: 3.5 General
California: 2.5 General
Pennsylvania: 2.5 General
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

Please Note: Newly admitted NY attorneys cannot fulfill ethics or skills credits through our on-demand programs under OCA rules. For more information on this, please see

Whether you’re a transactional attorney or a litigator, when financial and accounting records emerge in the legal matter you’re handling, it helps to know some accounting basics. The numbers always tell a story—one that may support your legal position.

This basic level program will provide an overview for the non-accountant attorney of key accounting principles including:

  • Overview of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • How to read:
    • The Balance Sheet
    • The Income Statement
    • The Statement of Cash Flows
    • The Notes to the Financial Statements
  • Examples of financial statements by different industries
  • How to analyze financial statements for key indicators and financial statement ratios
  • Recent Accounting Developments
  • How to read a tax return
    • Tax forms associated with different entities
    • Identifying sources of income
    • Tax deductions that do not equal economic outlay
    • Differences between financial accounting and tax accounting
  • Discoverability of tax returns
    • Federal statutes
    • Case law
    • Will a tax return answer your questions

Attendees of this program will be able to recognize the relevant accounting principles at work and how they may impact the outcome of legal matters.

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Program Co-Instructors:
Howard H. Fine, Partner-in-Charge of the Accounting & Auditing Group
Dean L. Surkin
, Tax Director, Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C.

New York City Bar 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036

Thursday, 30 July 2020


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