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MARCH 8 @ 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Hereford House – Leawood
5001 Town Center Drive
Leawood, KS 66211 United States
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(913) 327-0800

This presentation examines how Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) are a very tax advantaged method of transferring a closely held business from one generation to the next or key management and enhance the practice of financial professionals as their clients seek advice regarding their exit strategy. ESOPs offer many advantages, tax and otherwise, to the selling shareholder who desires full or partial liquidity as well as the sponsoring company, the employees and community. The four major ESOP tax advantages will be discussed in addition to corporate control, structuring alternatives, the state of the art financing techniques and current trends. The numerous applicable investment and insurance related financial products and services opportunities will also be examined.

At this meeting, you will:

Learn the history, purpose and likely future of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
Understand the basic leveraged ESOP process/flow
Recognize an ESOP candidate
Understand the major ESOP tax advantages
Recognize the estate planning opportunities/consequences
Learn the financial products and services related to ESOP planning

About our Speaker Name: Daniel M. Zugell, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF is the Senior Vice President at Business Transition Advisors, Inc

BTA is a nationally recognized firm dedicated to assisting owners of closely held businesses with their business succession and liquidity planning with nationally recognized expertise in the education, design and implementation of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs).

Dan joined BTA with experiences spanning many financial service disciplines including investments, insurance, fee-based financial planning, executive benefits and ESOP implementation and repurchase liability financing as Regional Director-Central U.S. for MetLife Group’s Institutional Specialized Benefit Resources and Guardian Insurance Company. Previously, Dan held several positions with General American/MetLife where as Executive Director of Sales, managed the largest financial producer group relationships and oversaw the implementation of complex cases and strategic marketing concepts and sales initiatives.

Dan had risen to a nationally recognized thought leader in numerous aspects of ESOP related topics with special expertise in forecasting and managing the corporate repurchase liability inherent to privately held ESOP companies while Executive Director of GenAmerica’s and MetLife’s ESOP Departments. While the head of MetLife’s ESOP Department, he designed, implemented and successfully marketed innovative financing methods to address the legal and fiduciary obligation to “buy back” stock from exiting plan participants.