Here is a link to our podcast on Behind the Markets In this episode of Behind the Markets hosts Wes Gray & Doug Pugliese take us through the marvelous world of employee stock ownership plans. [...]
The sequential process by which ESOP advisory teams are assembled by business owners requires that they get it right–from the start. An ESOP attorney is the linchpin in that process. Here is what you need to know.
Medical scientists have identified a disorder, known as Traumatic 1042 Election Distress, that can afflict business owners who pursue Section 1042 sales of their company stock to an ESOP. The researchers recently concluded their clinical study, based on observations of hundreds patients over the past 30 years. Their newly published findings identify common stress patterns observed among business owner patients. The disorder is curable if diagnosed early.
This particular Greek dilemma is what came to mind when I first encountered an ESOP. I observed that business owners who sold shares to an ESOP seemed, like Odysseus, to find themselves between a rock and a hard place. They could elect to pursue a 1042 exchange and bypass the Scylla of capital gains taxes, but in doing so they had to roll their sale proceeds into qualified replacement property. That path would likely lead to the Charybdis of Floating Rate Notes. These special ESOP bonds are the predominant 1042 exchange asset in the marketplace, a fact that belies their relative shortcomings as an investment asset. Just how unattractive floating rate notes are, and why they became the default 1042 rollover strategy among financial advisors, is the subject of this article. However, unlike Odysseus, business owners seeking to implement 1042 exchanges have more affordable and transparent paths to navigate between a rock and a hard place.
Like most people confronting a perplexing challenge, business owners who are contemplating a Section 1042 sale of their equity to an ESOP frequently turn to the internet as an initial point of reference to research their [...]
This cost-benefit analysis of floating rate notes as a 1042 QRP asset class will open your eyes to their high costs, ongoing fees and sub-optimal attributes
Executive Summary Employee Stock Ownership Plans (“ESOP”) offer a variety of liquidity, tax and operating benefits to business owners who are contemplating a sale or partial sale of their business. This article is intended to [...]
We created this post as a resource for families and their advisors facing tough decisions regarding their ownership in their family business. Many folks approaching retirement are looking for options on how to achieve liquidity and [...]