Finance & Accounting for Lawyers Course

Finance & Accounting for Lawyers is an outstanding two- or three-credit upper division law school course that has been presented at the University of San Diego School of Law for more than 20 years. 

The course is a compendium of continuing legal education programs designed by Professor Brinig and previously presented as programs at the National Judicial College, the California State Bar Association annual meeting, Judicial Center for Education and Research, and other continuing education venues. The course has been well received by students over the years as evidenced by numerous positive comments taken from annual student reviews.

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Course Curriculum

The course curriculum includes a 158-page Workbook of finance and accounting problems to give students a practical overview of financial statements, introductory financial analysis, damages analysis and present value calculations. 

The Workbook is offered to students optionally for their educational benefit, but it could be used as a basis for homework assignments. The textbook is highly regarded by students as “easy to read,” a “great explanation of difficult concepts,” and __________________.   

In addition to the textbook and Workbook, the course program includes a Teacher’s Manual divided into one-hour class meetings that can be presented virtually or in a classroom setting.  Sample exam problems are also available to test the course materials.

The Finance & Accounting for Lawyers textbook is published by Business Valuation Resources and the workbook is available directly from Professor Brinig on his websiteFor more details about the course, contact Business Valuation Resources or Professor Brian Brinig.

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    About Brian Brinig

    Brian Peter Brinig is a Certified Public Accountant and non-practicing lawyer who has specialized in forensic accounting and business valuation for over 35 years in Southern California.  He 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. 

    Mr. Brinig holds accreditations in business valuation from the American Institute of CPAs and the American Society of Appraisers and he has qualified as an expert witness in Federal and State courts over 300 times on financial issues.  He has been the state chairman of the California Society of CPA’s Business Valuation Committee and he has served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Society of CPAs.  He holds a degree in business from Georgetown University and a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. 

    Mr. Brinig has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of San Diego for 25 years and previously taught both graduate and undergraduate accounting.  He is the past president of the Financial Analysts Society of San Diego and he has co-authored three other professional books and many articles on the subjects of forensic accounting and business valuation. He is also the author of Mastering Self-Discipline: A Thoughtful Approach Gets Better Results (New York, NY: Burlington Business Press, 2020).

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