Employee Stock Ownership Plans
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ArentFox Schiff attorneys are the go-to advisors for management, institutional trustees, equity sponsors, and senior and mezzanine lenders in using employees stock ownership plans.
We help clients use ESOPs to:
- Create liquidity on a tax-advantaged basis
- Full broad-based employee ownership
- Facilitate management-led buyouts (MBOs) of businesses, portfolio companies, divisions, or subsidiaries
- Enable roll-up transactions
- Execute private equity investments on a tax-advantaged basis
We also represent ESOP companies in on-going compliance and regulatory matters including IRS and DOL audits and litigation. In addition, our attorneys represent ESOP fiduciaries in litigation matters.