Clifton Gunderson: Presents a free webinar series – “M&A Today: Financial Reporting and Tax Implications”

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (January 27, 2010) – As the recession begins to cool, merger and acquisition activity has heated up. At the same time, valuation, tax and legal issues related to M&A are increasing in complexity. “M&A Today: Financial Reporting and Tax Implications” is the title of a free tax Webinar series to be presented by Clifton Gunderson – ranked as one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and consulting firms. During this Webinar, our tax and financial experts share best practices, planning and other transactional issues.

The 60-minute Webinar will be presented on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 10am and 2pm central. Registration is required at http://www.cliftoncpa.com/Resources/Events. One hour of Continuing Professional Education credit is available.

General tax planning relevant to M&A transactions will be presented during this free webinar including:

* Purchase or sale of a business

* Impact of sales and use and other transfer taxes in M&A transactions

* Earnout best practices and structuring

* Financial reporting issues during deal negotiations as a result of ASC 805 (Formerly SFAS141R)

Our Presenters:

Ed Kidner, Tax Partner:

Kidner, an attorney and CPA, leads the Commercial Transactions and Private Equity practice and has several years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, tax planning and structuring, strategic planning, business planning, contract negotiations and finance. His areas of expertise include an emphasis on the construction and real estate, manufacturing and distribution, and services sectors. Kidner has extensive experience in the structuring of, and the related due diligence for, transactions ranging in scope from $25 million to several billion dollars in both the privately held and publically traded sectors. He has also served as the CEO and General Counsel for a diversified consolidated group of entities which provide keen insight into management’s perspective to business transactions. 

Yassir Karam, Managing Partner, Valuation and Forensic Services (VFS):

Karam leads the firm’s national VFS group in providing valuation, forensic accounting, transfer pricing, and financial modeling services to a variety of publicly-traded and privately-held companies. Karam has been an instrumental part of the firm’s VFS group for more than a decade when he joined the firm in 1998. He became partner in 2005.

About Clifton Gunderson

Clifton Gunderson, ranked as one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and consulting firms, provides a wide range of assurance, accounting, tax, and consulting services to clients in a variety of industries. Founded in 1960, Clifton Gunderson has a staff of more than 1,800 professionals serving clients from 40 offices across the country. The firm has been recognized as one of the country’s best places to work.