The Strategic Advantage of ESOPs

ESOPs have tax and planning advantages that can make them attractive ways to transition a business, reward employees, or finance growth. But their biggest advantage may be the competitive edge they provide. 
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Avoiding Lawsuits in Your Stock Option Plan

It's inevitable. As more people get stock options, there are going to be more lawsuits over how these plans are run. While far from a comprehensive list, there are some common issues that come up in these suits that careful plan design can help avoid.

Creating the Ownership Edge at Your ESOP Company

"Employee ownership eliminates the conflict of interest between managers and employees. Everyone's incentives are aligned, so everyone works together to make the company as successful as possible.

Default Rates on ESOP Loans, 2009-2013

Based on an NCEO analysis of 1,232 leveraged ESOP transactions at three large banks, 1.3% of ESOP companies in the sample defaulted on their loans in a way that imposed losses on their creditors for loans in effect between 2009 and 2013 (or an annual rate of 0.2%).