The Wagner Law Group | Est. 1996

Nationally-Recognized ERISA Services

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

The Wagner Law Group is highly experienced in every aspect of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) on behalf of both public and private companies across a diverse range of industries. Employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) transactions involve complex tax and fiduciary issues, and we are experienced in navigating across the full range of legal and regulatory requirements. Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) are regulated under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. Our lawyers have the practical experience and legal knowledge to help any client, whether it be the plan sponsor, trustee, participants, lender or the selling shareholder group. We also serve as an independent fiduciary in employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) matters.

Our team of employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) attorneys can assist with the following:

  • Plan design, and feasibility
  • Plan documentation and related loan or trust documentation
  • IRS and DOL audits
  • Federal and state tax issues
  • DOL fiduciary issues
  • Reporting and disclosure
  • Distribution and repurchase obligations
  • Pass through voting requirements
  • ESOP litigation
  • Dividend deduction rules
  • S Corporation ESOPs
  • Leveraged and non-leveraged ESOPs
  • Securities law issues involving the use of employer stock, including S-8 registration
  • Strategic use of ESOPs for acquisitions, financings, liquidity, or tax deferral on sale of closely held employer securities

Our clients include publicly traded and closely held corporations, selling shareholders, lenders, employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) trustees and ESOP participants.

Seek Our Guidance With Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

To receive outstanding service backed by extensive knowledge, please get in touch with us at The Wagner Law Group. We have offices throughout the US. Call 617-357-5200 or email us.


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