Accounting for Lawyers

New York City Bar
Accounting for Lawyers (OnDemand)
Originally held on Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Program Fee:

OnDemand: $179 for Members | $279 for Nonmembers
Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2017-2019), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges (and their staff who are also members), 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

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
  • Differences between C corps, S corps, and LLC’s
  • New Tax Law Key Changes:
    • C corps
    • Pass thru entities
    • QBI

Attendees of this program will be able to recognize the relevant accounting & tax 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, Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C.
Steven J. Eller, Tax Partner, Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C.

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

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