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Rethinking Your ESOP Plan Design and Operations

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This replay was recorded on May 17, 2016.

About This Meeting

As ESOPs mature, the rules they started out with for distributions, allocations, vesting, participation, rebalancing shares, account segregation, and other issues may no longer be optimal. You may also want to change plan providers, including appraisers or hiring an institutional trustee. This webinar will explore what the law allows and requires you do when making plan changes.

You will learn:


Legal Issues
Gregory Brown, Holland & Knight
Operations, Plan Design, & Service Providers
Mark Swanson, Crowe Horwath LLP


Gregory K. Brown

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Holland & Knight

Greg is a partner in Holland & Knight's Chicago office. He focuses his practice on ESOPs, ERISA fiduciary matters, tax-qualified retirement plans, executive compensation and ERISA litigation. In addition, he handles matters involving employer securities as a plan investment, fiduciary status, and duties/remedies under ERISA. Greg represents closely held companies as well as national Fortune 500 publicly traded companies on various employee benefits matters.

Mark Swanson

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Crowe Horwath LLP

Mark Swanson is a senior manager, benefit plan services, in the Columbus, Ohio office of Crowe Horwath LLP. Prior to joining Crowe in 2008 he was with Nationwide Insurance where he held various positions in the office of general counsel and human resources. With 20+ years in the retirement benefits field, his experience covers retirement plan administration, design, consulting, communications, legal and regulatory considerations and retirement benefit strategy. In addition to being an attorney, he holds the professional designations of certified employee benefits specialist (CEBS) and certified pension consultant (CPC).