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Accounting and Law Construction Conference set for March 6

Georgia Southern University will host a one-day Accounting and Law Construction Conference on Thursday, March 6, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. The conference is designed for professionals interested in exploring legal, financial, and fraud issues in the construction industry. Those who attend will earn eight hours of continuing education credit.

The conference is offered through the collaborative efforts of the Center for Fraud and Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business at Georgia Southern University, Lundstrom LLC, Shapiro Fussell Wedge & Martin, LLP, and the Georgia Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association. It is directed to professionals with construction industry clients, including CEOs, CFOs, attorneys, accountants, surety underwriters, contractors, subcontractors, and construction industry specialists.

Speakers will present an overview of fraud in the construction industry. The program will also address specific issues including construction fraud schemes, fraud investigations, risk management, defending and proving claims, business planning and succession planning, and immigration issues.

The conference opens at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast, and lunch will provided. It will conclude at 5 p.m.

Cost of the conference is $249 if payment is made by Friday, Feb. 15. After that date, the cost is $275. Go to http://coba.georgiasouthern.edu/forensic/conference08.pdf for a registration form that should be returned to cparrish@georgiasouthern.edu or to Georgia Southern University, P.O. Box 8141, Statesboro, GA 30460. More information is available by calling (912) 681-5678.

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