Stephen J. Carlotti
Stephen J. Carlotti is a senior partner at the regional law firm of Hinckley Allen & Snyder. He specializes in corporate and securities law. He has served on the Board of Directors of a number of public companies and as a senior executive of two companies. He was the first Managing Partner of his firm and oversaw its transition from Providence based firm to a northeast regional firm. He is a past Trustee of Roger Williams University, the former Chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission and presently a member of the Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline.
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Accounting is the fundamental language of business. Businesses speak many different languages but the essential, core language, the one that deals directly with business performance and viability is accounting. In this course we will study some of the basic concepts of accounting such as debits and credits, double entry bookkeeping, financial statements, assets, liabilities, shareholders’ equity, accrual and cash methods of accounting, time value of money, depreciation, auditing, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. We will explore how a working knowledge of these concepts is helpful to attorneys in a wide variety of different contexts so that, when you find yourself in a situation that requires at least a basic understanding of accounting concepts, you will be able to use that knowledge to successfully fulfill your role as an attorney.