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What Our Members Have to Say
“Membership in The ESOP Association is vital to an ESOP owned company. The advocacy and education services are invaluable and are not duplicated by any other organization.”
-David Kelly, CFO at Acadian Ambulance Service Inc.
- Events & Meetings
With new, groundbreaking research to help strengthen your value proposition, concurrent sessions offering continuing education credits, and lots of networking/social opportunities, Washington DC is the place to be in May!
The #EO Solution
The ESOP Association and Project Equity have partnered to create state -by-state data that amplifies employee ownership as a common sense way to preserve businesses, strengthen jobs and build a more resilient post-pandemic economy.
Forming an ESOP - A New Video Series on Business Succession Planning
Hear from ESOP companies in multiple different industries, and their seasoned advisors, about what an ESOP is and if it’s right for you.
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What is an ESOP?
An ESOP is a retirement plan—but also a way of living and running a company. For insights on both technical and cultural aspects of these plans—which provide benefits to employee owners, the company, the community, and exiting owners—and links to additional resources, see our web page titled What is an ESOP?
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ESOP Association Resources
ESOP Brief, Repurchase Obligation, Redeem, Recycle, Opportunity Cost, Resource
This ESOP Brief introduces the concept of opportunity cost and the implications for share price when private companies devote resources to fund repurchase obligations.
ESOP Brief, Repurchase Obligation, Valuation, Recycle, Redeem, Resource
This ESOP Brief explains how an ESOP company’s repurchase obligation should be understood and managed, and how the repurchase obligation associated with the ESOP should be reflected in the valuation.
ESOP Brief, Leveraged ESOPs, Convertible Stock, Financing, Resource
How to use convertible preferred stock in an ESOP.
ESOP Brief, Valuation, Adequate Consideration, Resource
This Brief answers important questions you may have about ESOP stock valuation, including who may value a stock and how valuations occur.
ESOP Brief, Fair Market Value, Economic Value, Valuation, Distributions, Repurchase Obligation, Resource
A summary of the valuation issues S corporations can encounter. This is a highly technical ESOP Brief.
ESOP Brief, Leveraged ESOPs, Non-leveraged ESOPs, Financing, Resource
This Brief describes common accounting practices for non-leveraged and leveraged ESOPs.
ESOP Brief, Policy, Employee Ownership, Resource
An overview of why employee ownership should be a part of national public policy. This is a must-read for executives, owners, and anyone with a stake in the employee ownership community.
ESOP Brief, Voting, Voting Rights, Resource
A breakdown of the voting rights of ESOP stock participants and beneficiaries.
ESOP Brief, Retirement Benefits, Diversification, Distributions, Resource
ESOP participants nearing retirement age have the option, by law, to diversify a portion of their ESOP stock. This ESOP Brief discusses why and how participants may consider this option.
ESOP Brief, Tax Benefits, 1042, Dividends, 404(k), 409(p), Resource
S corporation election can result in substantial tax savings at the corporate level, but some factors may not make S election viable for all companies.