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ESOP Overview - An Introduction to ESOPs

October 17, 2017 (9:30 am-10:30 am Pacific)

About This Meeting

This session is a one-hour overview of to the main features of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). It is appropriate for people familiar with basic business and finance topics but new to ESOPs and for those responsible for ESOP communication. The session will cover the current status of ESOPs in the US and some highlights on their performance. The NCEO will use graphics, examples, and simple explanations to provide a general introduction to the features common to all ESOPs. NOTE: Every ESOP is different. This session does not attempt to teach people the specifics of how any particular ESOP works.

Program

9:30 AM ESOP Overview - An Introduction to ESOPs
Howard Levine, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
10:30 AM Adjourn

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Presenters

Howard Levine

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Howard Levine is a partner in the in the Chicago office of the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath, where he previously served as chair of the firm's national employee benefits and executive compensation practice and now serves as chair of its ESOP transactional team. He focuses his practice on all aspects of employee benefits law, including executive compensation, ESOPs and ERISA fiduciary matters. In the ESOP area, he has represented plan sponsors, selling shareholders and independent fiduciaries in the design, implementation, operation and termination of ESOPs, and in the sale of ESOP-owned companies.

Registration

NCEO members: Free.

Nonmembers: See below for fees.

General Registration Information

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Continuing Education Credit

To receive continuing education credit for our Group-Internet Based Webinars, participants must be registered for the Webinar and log in to the Webinar under their own name. Participants must respond by poll to all the questions posed by the moderator. Participants failing to respond to the questions will not be eligible for continuing education credit. To receive a certificate of completion, please indicate the type of certificate you would like on the ReadyTalk Participation Registration page. Upon confirmation of your participation, you will be sent a certificate via email from Christine Lewis within the next 2 weeks.

CPE Credit

The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

This program is a "group-Internet based" offering and provides 1.00 hour of CPE credit for accountants in the area of "specialized knowledge and applications." The material is basic level. No prerequisites or advanced preparation is needed. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the NCEO at 510-208-1300.

SHRM Credit

This program is valid for 1.00 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

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