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ESOP Audits and Voluntary Compliance Programs

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This replay was recorded on September 24, 2013.

About This Meeting

ESOPs are complicated and it is inevitable that some companies will make mistakes. Finding and correcting those mistakes yourself can save time and trouble, and the experts in this Webinar will help you prevent any audits from becoming complicated, to find errors, and to decide the best way to address those errors yourself, before the regulators get involved.

You will learn:


Avery M. Chenin

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SES ESOP Strategies

Avery has more than 15 years' experience working with companies and their owners in the planning and implementation of ESOPs. He represents closely held businesses and ESOP institutional trustees in ESOP transactions. Avery counsels clients with both IRS and Department of Labor examinations and audits and in the resolution of plan defects, including the submission of plan corrections under IRS and DOL correction programs. He also counsels companies with executive compensation, welfare plan, and employee benefit plan issues that are part of these and other transactions.

Dolores P. Lawrence

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Blue Ridge ESOP Associates

Dolores is a managing director at Blue Ridge ESOP Associates. She is a CPA, holds the QKA designation from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, and has more than 25 years of experience in providing administration and consulting services for ESOPs and 401(k) plans. She is a member of NCEO, the ESOP Association, and ASPPA. She currently serves as chair of the ESOP Association's advisory committee on administration.