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Is an ESOP Right for You?

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This replay was recorded on July 31, 2018.

About This Meeting

This Webinar focuses on the decision about whether or not to adopt an ESOP, covering the costs and benefits to the company, seller, and employees, especially in comparison to alternative paths the company may consider. Presenters will describe the essential features of how ESOPs work, with a focus on how those features come into play during feasibility assessment and plan design. Attendees will also hear examples from specific transaction highlighting some of the decision points, as well as the non-financial issues that often determine whether an ESOP is a success or failure in the long-run.

You will learn:


Isabel Carta

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PCE Investment Bankers

Isabel joined PCE in 2016, and was previously a brokerage associate with experience trading a broad range of investment choices, including stock, mutual funds, and precious metals. She has her FINRA Series 7 & 79 Securities License, and is detail-oriented with a focus on creative solutions. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida.

Mark Klopfenstein

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PCE Investment

Located in PCE's Atlanta office, Mark Klopfenstein is engaged in PCE's traditional investment banking practice and ESOP Advisory Group. Mark has more than 30 years' experience advising business owners with tax issues and corporate transactions. As an entrepreneur, investment banker, and certified public accountant, Mark understands the needs of business owners seeking liquidity or growth. Mark specializes in tax-efficient transactions, including but not limited to various applications involving ESOPs in combination with other financial structures. These structures can be highly flexible and powerful in helping clients realize their financial goals.