question regarding corporate and tax law

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question regarding corporate and tax law

Postby historybuff » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:30 am

How much math is involved in finance for lawyers and tax law? And how complex?

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nealric
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Re: question regarding corporate and tax law

Postby nealric » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:56 pm

Tax lawyer here.

There is almost no math involved. The only math I do on a daily basis is adding up my hours on the timesheets. There will be some basic math every once and a while- nothing you didn't learn by the 8th grade.

That said, being able to read a balance sheet and understanding financial considerations is important. It's about understanding the meaning of numbers- not math per-se.

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Re: question regarding corporate and tax law

Postby Sentry » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:22 am

nealric wrote:Tax lawyer here.

There is almost no math involved. The only math I do on a daily basis is adding up my hours on the timesheets. There will be some basic math every once and a while- nothing you didn't learn by the 8th grade.

That said, being able to read a balance sheet and understanding financial considerations is important. It's about understanding the meaning of numbers- not math per-se.

What do tax lawyers do after biglaw? Do they go in-house like typical corporate associates?




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