Please find attached a description of the Second Annual Turnaround Management Association and the Honorable John C. Ford Chapter of the American Inn of Court's "Corporate Renewal/Restructuring Boot Camp Course".  Please note that this course is not being offered in 2011-2012 but will be again in the future.

Commencing on or around April 2, 2008, the Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and the Honorable John C. Ford American Inn of Court presented its award-winning second annual "Corporate Renewal/Restructuring Boot Camp Course".  The course was conducted over the course of ten consecutive weeks for 1-1/2 hours per session resulting in 15 hours of CLE and for accounting credits to be determined. 

The TMA membership includes highly-trained, experienced professionals in a wide-range of fields -- corporate restructuring, business and real estate valuation, financial analysis, auditing, lending, and the law.  The course is taught by non-lawyer members of the TMA to provide the legal community, and others, with knowledge of the myriad facets of the corporate restructuring and bankruptcy process as well as how to best interface with professionals in other fields.  Although the program is designed for the legal community, TMA members, as well as others, are attending.  The sessions are interactive with ample opportunities for questions.

Last years program consisted of nine 1-1/2 hour programs and was taught in the fields of basic accounting principles, reading financial statements, financial ratios and projections, business valuation, real estate valuation and explanation of the duties of the restructuring professionals (turnaround executives versus consultants), aspects of bankruptcy lending, working with expert witnesses, and basic income tax principles applied to insolvency situations.  This will again be the format of the class.  There will be an additional 1-1/2 hours of accounting tax principles presented.

The course revolves around a hypothetical business situation and the restructuring of the failing business.

Through attending the course, the student will have an understanding of the turnaround process, its methodology and the application of its principles to the hypothetical business problem at hand as well as to the general construct of reorganization.

The charge for the course, which includes the panelist's materials as well as a graduation dinner is $250 which provides some of the least expensive CLE to be obtained in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.  The classes will be held at the Belo Mansion in downtown Dallas.