Radisson Hotel Akron/Fairlawn
200 Montrose West Avenue
Akron, OH 44321
Behavioral Ethics: 1.00
Business Law: 13.00
Course book included with all formats
Tax-Saving Strategies, Business Valuation, Tactical Negotiations and More
Jam-packed with business valuation appraisers, CPAs, seasoned business contract attorneys, tax professionals and more, this practical course will equip you with the vital tools you need to successfully (and strategically) handle the sale of a business from beginning to end. Whether you are in the beginning stages of learning how to handle the sale of small to medium-sized businesses, or you're well-versed in the acquisition process, this program will benefit you by providing detailed direction on transactional procedures, potential pitfalls and traps with integrated case studies and sample checklists for real world application. Minimize complications, liability, risk and obstacles by identifying imperative considerations from both the purchaser's and seller's perspective. Register today!
This two-day intermediate level program is designed for attorneys who currently handle, or are interested in handling the sale of a small to medium-sized business. Accountants, bankers, loan officers and paralegals will also benefit.
Day 1: Client Preparation, Due Diligence and Business Valuation
Day 2: Financing, Tax-Saving Strategies, Purchase/Sale Agreements and Closing
Day 1: Client Preparation, Due Diligence and Business Valuation
Day 2: Tax-Saving Strategies, Purchase/Sale Agreements and Closing
including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 12.0 CLE credit hours, including 1.0 hour of attorney professional conduct instruction.
including - Behavioral Ethics: 1.00 Business Law: 13.00
NBI, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. This program is designed to qualify for 14.0 hours (based on 50 minute credit hour) of continuing professional education credit for accountants. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint, refund and program cancellation, please contact our offices at (800) 930-6182.
This is an Intermediate level program presented in a group live setting. Accountants should have a basic understanding of the sale of small-to-medium sized businesses. No advanced preparation is required. Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. State two tips for how to properly prepare your client for an acquisition. 2. State two contract tips. 3. State two common issues found in legal due diligence. 4. List two items reviewed in due diligence of small business operations. 5. State what to look for in financial statements. 6. State two methods used in business valuation. 7. Restate two ethical considerations in business acquisitions. 8. List two tips for drafting letters of intent. 9. Restate one way to structuring asset and stock purchases advantageously. 10. Review how to evaluate employee benefit plans in order to save costs. 11. Review how to strategically negotiate the purchase/sale agreement. 12. State two pre-closing, closing and post-closing considerations. 13. List three top mistakes made during an acquisition. Field(s) of Study -- Business Law; Behavioral Ethics.
JOSEPH D. CARNEY is a partner with the law firm Joseph D. Carney & Associates, LLC. He is a nationally recognized author, lecturer and attorney with more than 37 years of practical experience in guiding business clients through the complex process of establishing, operating and growing a business in Ohio and in other locations. Mr. Carney is a former attorney and special counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with the SEC Division of Investment Management, Division of Enforcement and Office of General Counsel. He is an experienced arbitrator with AAA, the New York Stock Exchange and FINRA. Mr. Carney is admitted to both the Ohio and District of Columbia bars, as well as to practice before various U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. He is an active member of the Cleveland, Ohio and Akron, Ohio communities, serving as trustee or participant to multiple civic organizations. A noted author and lecturer on securities, real estate, business, agriculture and cybersecurity law topics, Mr. Carney is frequently asked to consult on complex securities investigation and litigation, including issuing securities and raising capital, crowdfunding, broker-dealer issues, insurance securities, forensic accounting, municipal securities, and publicly or privately-held companies. He is general counsel of Woodbury Vineyards, Inc., a winery in Western New York and is active with a major national agricultural company. Mr. Carney earned his J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and his LL.M. degree in securities regulation from Georgetown University Law Center.
ALLISON E. COLE is a director at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Ms. Cole assists clients of all industries and sizes with a wide variety of corporate, commercial and compliance matters. During her 17 years of practice, she has previously served as vice president of ethics and compliance, associate general counsel, director and assistant general counsel and senior corporate counsel - international at two large public companies in the Northeast Ohio area. Ms. Cole also has experience in developing new compliance programs and in auditing existing programs to proactively work with clients in improving corporate policies, processes and training. She is a member of the Stark County Bar Association, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Association of Corporate Counsel. She received her B.A. degree from Miami University and her J.D. degree from Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Ms. Cole has previously spoken on topics related to mergers and acquisitions for National Business Institute.
BILL DITTY, CPA/PFS/CFF, CVA, MAFF, CDFA, MSA, is president and owner of Ditty Financial Forensics, LLC. He has testified in court in the areas of divorce litigation, business valuations, separate property/hidden asset tracing, and associated forensic accounting analysis. Mr. Ditty has been qualified as an expert witness for cases in several Ohio counties. He is the president for the Southern Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). In his capacity as chapter president, Mr. Ditty provides and conducts continuing education seminars for valuation analysts and forensic accountants. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), and the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA). Mr. Ditty earned his B.B.A. degree from Ohio State University and his M.S.A. degree from Central Michigan University.
MICHAEL A. ELLIS is a partner with Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC, where he focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, public and private securities offerings, executive compensation and shareholder communication matters, and defensive tactics in tender offers. Through his experience handling mergers and acquisitions, early stage venture capital, and corporate securities law, Mr. Ellis has learned to not only identify problems, but to find creative ways to resolve issues that ensures all parties achieve favorable results. He received his B.A. degree and M.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and his J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law.
STEVEN FRANCKHAUSER is the senior director of HBK Energy and senior director of HBK's risk advisory and cyber security group and works out of both the Columbus and Pittsburgh offices. Mr. Franckhauser is an adjunct professor of law at the Duquesne University School of Law where he instructs the business planning course, contributes to the Penn State extension programs on shale development, and is an adjunct professor at Penn State University's Beaver campus on privacy topics. He serves on various industry-related organizations boards, is a frequent lecturer and speaker on the economic development and opportunities provided by energy, and acts as a liaison between those inside the industry and those seeking entry. Mr. Franckhauser frequently presents to groups and business on issues of cyber security and related data security measures and best practices. He is a trained and experienced mediator and business counselor. Mr. Franckhauser earned his B.A. degree from The Ohio State University and J.D. degree from the Duquesne University School of Law.
RICHARD S. KOBLENTZ is an attorney with Koblentz & Penvose, LLC. Mr. Koblentz devotes the greatest portion of his practice to the area of professional responsibility which includes, but is not limited to, legal ethics, attorney discipline, bar admission representation, representation in the areas of attorney conflicts of interest, disqualification of counsel, law firm formations and dissolutions, legal malpractice representation as both plaintiff and defense counsel, and service as an expert witness. He also practices in the areas of complex and general civil litigation; criminal defense, both general and white collar; probate; real estate; small business counseling; and domestic relations. Mr. Koblentz has been a presenter, on well over 100 occasions, at continuing legal education seminars throughout the state of Ohio, as well as several other states on behalf of a number of government and judicial bodies, law schools, bar associations, and proprietary organizations. He has appeared as a guest lecturer teaching law students at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the University of Akron School of Law. Mr. Koblentz's service to the profession and legal education includes serving as president of the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, acting as an officer of the Cuyahoga County Bar Association, and membership on the Council of Visitors at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. He earned his B.S. degree from The Ohio State University and his J.D. degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
DAVID C. PETNO is vice president, employee benefits consultant with USI Insurance Services. Mr. Petno has been a licensed agent and consultant since 2002. Prior to joining USI, he helped to build Accelerated Benefits into one of the largest, most successful employee benefit consulting firms in the region. Mr. Petno has been active in the State and National Association of Health Underwriters, serving as legislative chair and public relations chair. He is a well-recognized speaker on many topics related to employee benefits, including The Affordable Care Act, cost control, reporting mandates, compliance, ethics, and innovations. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Petno was president of HealthRays Alliance in Cleveland, Ohio where he worked intensively with the largest non-profit retirement communities in NE Ohio. Prior to that he was vice president of planning and development with Vantage Healthcare Network in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Mr. Petno has a B.A. degree in business from Calvin College, and a master’s in hospital and health administration from The Ohio State University.
GARY A. ZWICK is head of the tax and wealth management section of the law firm of Walter | Haverfield LLP, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he practices law primarily in the area of taxation with an emphasis in estate planning, qualified plans, mergers and acquisitions, general taxation, and family business consulting. He is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a certified public accountant and is board-certified in federal tax law by the Ohio State Bar Association. Mr. Zwick is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Ohio Super Lawyers and the Worth Magazine list of 100 top lawyers. He is a frequent speaker for various business and professional groups on a variety of issues related to taxation and estate planning. In addition, Mr. Zwick has written numerous articles and publications on tax issues. He co-wrote, Tax and Financial Planning for the Closely Held Family Business, American Law Institute-American Bar Association. Mr. Zwick also co-wrote, Transferring Interests in the Closely Held Family Business, American Law Institute-American Bar Association. In 2011, he was selected by the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland as the Estate Planner of the year. Mr. Zwick earned his B.B.A. degree from Kent State University; his J.D. degree from Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; and his LL.M. degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (member, Tax Division), the American Bar Association (member, Tax Section), the Cleveland Tax Club, the Cleveland Estate Planning Council, and the Cleveland Bar Association (member, Tax Section and Estate Planning Probate and Trust Law Section).
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