The process of setting up an ESOP is complex, but our trusted team of experts has helped companies across all industries. The process includes a number of critical steps:

  • Feasibility study, which can be commissioned formally or performed internally, to determine if an ESOP can assist a company in achieving stated objectives, the technical aspects of the ESOP such as number of shares, leveraged or non-leveraged and significant funding issues such as loan repayment and share repurchase obligation
  • Appraisal to determine company’s fair market value
  • Financing through a commercial lender or private transaction; Determine loan structure such as term and rates, collateral
  • Design & implementation; Determine best practices for your company
  • Written plan document required. Amendment to by-laws or corporate charter. Establish distribution process. File for IRS Approval
  • Communication to employees


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