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ESOPs in Business Succession and Estate Planning Easy
(Concurrent Sessions 2)
E1 Tuesday, April 9 :: 10:30–11:45
This session will provide an overview of the important role and key strategies an ESOP can offer in succession and
estate planning—from selling your business in a non-disruptive manner to providing for your retirement and the
Nicholas J. Francia
The Capital ESOP Group-UBS Financial Services
Nick joined UBS in 2011. As a member of The Capital ESOP Group, Nick focuses on educating business owners on different tax-efficient monetization strategies, empowering them to make informed decisions. Nick also creates tailored cash flow models comparing the taxable sale of privately held businesses and a Section 1042 tax-deferred sale to an ESOP. In 2018 Nick was recognized by Forbes as one of America's Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors. Nick graduated from the University of Mary Washington, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics.
Business Transition Advisors, Inc.
Rick of Business Transition Advisors, has more than 35 years in the financial services industry. Rick provides strategic business entity planning and business transition planning to institutional partners including banks, brokerage, accounting, and laws firms. He brings unique experience as someone who has been successful in starting, growing, taking public, or selling several firms. He is a well-known national speaker and instructor on topics of advanced tax, wealth, business entity, and business transition planning. He hold an economics degree from University of California, San Diego with additional studies at Dartmouth College.
Value Management, Inc.
Gregory is managing director of Value Management Inc. Actively engaged in business valuation since 1989, with emphasis in ESOP valuation and advisory work, he is an accredited senior appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers and has served on the ESOP Association's valuation advisory committee for more than 17 years. He has taught business valuation courses, has spoken at numerous conferences, and has provided expert testimony. Gregory has also authored various articles.