Every owner of a business will need to exit their firm. This presentation shows how an Employee Stock Ownership Plan can provide liquidity to selling shareholders in a tax-advantaged environment, all while providing a retirement plan for employees and creating a lasting legacy for selling shareholders.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the process of exiting your firm and what options are available to monetizing shareholder interests.
  • Identify the pros and cons of an ESOP.
  • Taking a deep dive into the ESOP benefits available to selling shareholders, employees, and the company.
  • Understand the tax incentives of an ESOP plan.
  • Indicate the mechanics of an ESOP transaction and how companies and selling shareholders enter into a transaction.


Patrice Radogna, Partner, Advisory Services, Marcum LLP
Chad Bell, Manager, Advisory Services, Marcum LLP