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The Impact of ESOP Transactions on Corporate Social Responsibility

June 6, 2023

Among the many benefits of an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), stands the undeniable fact of better long term employee and community investment, both financially and emotionally. Multiple studies show that ESOP transactions positively impact the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of a company. ESOP companies have shown to outperform non-ESOP companies in CSR.  How ESOP…

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The Qualifications and Requirements of an Effective ESOP Trustee

May 2, 2023

The Qualifications and Requirements of an Effective ESOP Trustee  Aegis Fiduciary Services An essential step of forming an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is selecting an effective ESOP trustee. Because an ESOP trustee is legally bound by both the DOL and the IRS to act solely in the best interest of the ESOP plan participants,…

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The Fundamentals of ESOP Valuation: Understanding the Process and Methodologies

April 18, 2023

Understanding the process and methodologies of an ESOP Valuation can help your company grasp an essential component to every employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). This ESOP Valuation guide will review the importance of valuation accuracy, the basic ESOP valuation process, and different methodologies used by appraisers or valuation experts. What is an ESOP Valuation: An…

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Why Use External Trustees?

April 4, 2023

Are external trustees a must for your ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)? The fiduciary regulations and responsibilities of ESOP trustees are extensive. The U.S. Department of Labor keeps a sharp watch on ESOP companies and the ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) is intricate. With over 65 years of experience working in the ERISA, Aegis’…

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Succession Planning for Family Business: What You Need to Know

March 21, 2023

Succession planning is one of the most emotional and challenging aspects of running a family business. Family owned business succession planning requires owners to look to the past and the future, be honest with themselves about their successor options, and open all doors of possible communication. Owners  must remember to always keep the best interests…

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The Intersection of ESOP Transactions and Corporate Finance

March 7, 2023

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and the ESOP transaction process provide numerous corporate finance and tax advantages to businesses. Using the ESOP structure to finance business is not new. Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), ESOPs are referenced specifically as a technique of corporate finance.  It turns out that these employee…

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How Do Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) Impact Corporate Governance?

February 21, 2023

Questions about corporate governance in ESOP companies are common among business owners who are exploring this employee benefit plan. The biggest questions revolve around the ESOP’s impact on corporate governance and whether or not forming an ESOP will affect board function and responsibilities in this area.  In general, forming an Employee Stock Ownership Plan or…

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Who can be an ESOP Trustee?

February 7, 2023

As a qualified retirement plan, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) are required by law to have an ESOP trustee. Selecting an ESOP trustee is a critically important part of establishing and maintaining an ESOP and should be undertaken with care.    What is an ESOP Trustee? An ESOP trustee is an objective third-party who has…

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What Happens to an ESOP When a Company is Sold?

January 24, 2023

Although Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) are often formed to ensure the successful continuation of a business, there are times when an ESOP company is later sold to a third-party. When this occurs, ESOP participants can get nervous, wondering what will happen to their ESOP accounts when a company is sold. What to Know About…

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What are the Benefits of an ESOP for an Owner?

January 10, 2023

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) are best known for providing employees with the opportunity to become part-owners of the company they work for, improving productivity and commitment to the company. Less well-known is the fact that ESOPs are often used as an exit strategy for the owner of the company. There are numerous benefits of…

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