An introductory text for attorneys working with accounting and the business valuation world has been revised. The 2nd edition of Finance and Accounting for Lawyers, by Brian Brinig, JD, CPA, serves as a textbook for a law school course of a similar title. Highlights of this expanded and updated text include:
- Three chapters on damages covering definitions, legal concepts underlying damages analyses, and classifications of damages (general, special, economic, noneconomic, and punitive);
- A chapter is devoted to personal economic loss calculations, and another focuses on commercial damages;
- A chapter dedicated to determining personal income; and
- A chapter on opinion evidence and expert testimony with consideration of the legal privileges applicable to experts and techniques for taking effective expert depositions and cross-examining experts at trial.
The author has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law for 25 years and is the managing director of CBIZ—Brinig Taylor Zimmer, a 20-person forensic accounting and business valuation firm that he formed in 1983 in San Diego.
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