Advanced Business Law for CPAs

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Dec 14, 2018

Registration: 7:30 AM / Program: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fees

Member Fee: $320.00
Nonmember Fee: $420.00

Available Discounts

AICPA Member: -30.00
Full time Accounting Educator: -160.00

Description

Get a solid understanding of complex legal issues that come up every day and learn how to respond to them. Issue identification is often what separates top financial officers and managers from others. This course covers legal issues in employment, contracts, intellectual property, corporate law, securities, business taxes, environmental regulation, and public company matters. Limit your clients’ individual liability and insurance, head off tax issues, and take advantage of alternate forms of dispute resolution.

Designed For

CPAs in business and industry and CPAs in public practice who want to increase their knowledge of legal issues encountered by businesses.

Objectives

When you complete this course you will be able to: Identify complex legal issues typically encountered by businesses * Interpret measures that businesses can implement to reduce legal exposures for entities, offers, and directors * Evaluate business disputes and potential resolutions. Trends in business law among topics including employment, tax, liability, intellectual property, and many more * Assess trends in today’s business environment.

Major Subjects

Employment cases covering topics such as at-will employment, constructive discharge, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, whistleblower rights, and more * Protecting intellectual property of the business, including how to prevent migration of the business’s trade secrets * Tips and traps in reviewing and negotiating contracts * Significant cases filed against business, and how these cases might have been avoided or damages mitigated * Securities regulation and business insurance * Key cases and legislative developments in business tax, environmental, and corporate law * Alternate forms of dispute resolution, including pros and cons of arbitration and mediation.

Leaders

Curtis Quickel

Curtis J. Quickel, CPA is an individual practitioner in Little Rock, Arkansas. Before establishing his own practice, he served several years in industry as a Corporate Controller.

As a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, he taught at the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS and at Fort Dix, NJ. He completed two tours of duty in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan.

He is a Past President of the Central Chapter of the Arkansas Society of CPAs, and Past Chairman of the Industry and Commerce Committee. Curt is also a past recipient of the Arkansas Society of CPAs Outstanding CPA in Government Award. (Rev. 12/12)