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Handling the Repurchase Obligation- Legal Issues

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This replay was recorded on August 15, 2017.

About This Meeting

Closely held ESOP companies have a specific legal obligation to buy back stock from departing and diversifying employees. This Webinar will describe these requirements and explore than various alternative approaches you can use on such issues as the timing, form, and requirements for distributions, including lump-sum versus installment payments, account segregation at termination, changing when distribution occurs, diversification requirements, what valuation to use, and more.

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Howard Levine
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


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.