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ESOPs and Loans: Releveraging, Non-Bank Financing, and Working Capital

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This replay was recorded on October 30, 2018.

About This Meeting

This seminar looks at some cutting edge ideas for ESOP financing, including releveraging your plan to help get new employees ownership, finding financing from sources other than banks, and developing new source of working capital.

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Cara Benningfield

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Cara is a partner at BKD, LLP. Cara leads the firm's national ESOP practice. Her experience with ESOPs includes transaction structuring, providing financing assistance, tax planning, and coordinating transaction closings. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs. Cara has a BS in accounting from Campbellsville University, KY, and an MBA from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green.

Jim B. Martin, Jr.

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Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

Jim is a member in the Louisville law firm of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC. He represents closely held businesses in solving all sorts of problems including plan investigations by the DOL and IRS audits and in exploiting planning opportunities provided in the tax law and ERISA, including the creative use of entities and employee stock ownership plan transactions. He has an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating, is listed in Best Lawyers for Taxation, and has been selected as a Kentucky Super Lawyer.

Thomas H. Mug

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Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Tom is an attorney with the St. Louis law firm of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale. His practice focuses on employee benefits, executive compensation, business transactions, and ownership succession. Tom is active in the ESOP community, where he works with companies providing legal and practical counsel regarding the design, establishment, implementation, and ongoing administration of employee stock ownership plans. He regularly represents ESOP companies, trustees, and lenders in ESOP transactions.