Senior Lecturer in Law
Adjunct Faculty, Boston University, Questrom School of Business, College of Engineering
Principal and Co-owner, BWRE
B.S., magna cum laude, Merrimack College
M.B.A. with distinction, Bentley College
Since 2001, Mr. Wilson has served as an adjunct faculty member at Boston University, including at the School of Management, the School of Law, and the College of Engineering’s Graduate Distance Learning Program. For the past eight years, he has been a partner at BWRE, an investment company located in Exeter, NH. Prior to that, he was a partner at APOGEE group (2001-2005), chief financial officer and co-founder of Protocol Marketing Group (1997-2001), vice president for Marketing and Business Operations and other roles at Scitex America (1985-1996), and was director of Finance and Administration at Lexidata Corporation, where he worked from 1979-1985. He has taught a number of undergraduate and graduate-level courses, including Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Financial Reporting and Control, Principles of Accounting, and Financial Management.
Corporate Finance: LAW JD 985
This course covers the foundations of corporate finance. It starts with the concepts of time value of money, discounting, and present value. With that background it then considers the major financial decisions made by corporate managers. Topics include the valuation of financial assets and liabilities, criteria for making investment decisions, business valuation, relationships between risk and return, portfolio theory, market efficiency, capital structure choice, and cost of capital. GRADING NOTICE: Professor Sims's section will not offer the CR/NC/H option.
FALL 2014: LAW JD 985 A1 , Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
SPRG 2015: LAW JD 985 B1 , Jan 12th to Apr 22nd 2015
FALL 2015: LAW JD 985 A1 , Aug 31st to Dec 4th 2015
SPRG 2016: LAW JD 985 B1 , Jan 11th to Apr 20th 2016
Corporate Finance with U.S. and International Reporting: LAW XB 820
Corporate Finance and Accounting is concerned with understanding financial statements and reports. The objective is that students will be able to read and understand the four financial statements and the 10-k annual report. Emphasis is placed on understanding the nature and meaning of the reports, as well as the relationship to the underlying transactions. Other topics may include: basic accounting principles, US GAAP versus IFRS, financial statement analysis, the relationship of the financial statement information to covenant documents, and accounting gamesmanship. It will also include analysis and structuring of capital transactions, with emphasis on financial statement analysis, attributes of equity and debt securities and transactions which restructure existing corporate capitalizations. Transactions discussed will include an acquisition, an out-of-court debt restructuring and a negotiated reallocation of equity.
SPRG 2015: LAW XB 820 A1 , Jan 13th to May 1st 2015
SPRG 2016: LAW XB 820 A1 , Jan 12th to Apr 22nd 2016
SPRG 2016: LAW XB 820 OL , Jan 12th to Apr 22nd 2016
Financial Reporting for Lawyers: LAW JD 872
Understanding financial statements and reports. The objective of the course is that students will be able to read and understand the four financial statements and the 10-k annual report. Emphasis is placed on understanding the nature and meaning of the reports, as well as the relationship to the underlying transactions. Other topics include: basic accounting principles, US GAAP versus IFRS, financial statement analysis, the relationship of the financial statement information to covenant documents, and accounting gamesmanship. RESTRICTION: Not open to students who have had more than one three-hour college course, or its equivalent, in accounting.
FALL 2014: LAW JD 872 A1 , Sep 8th to Dec 1st 2014
FALL 2015: LAW JD 872 A1 , Aug 31st to Nov 30th 2015