Webcast: ESOPs: Uses, Strategies, Benefits and Pitfalls (CAEUSBP16)
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When: 10/28/2016
8:30 AM until 4:00 PM
Where: Webcast
United States
Presenter: Kevin G. Long Esq

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Acronym CAEUSBP16
CPE 8 hours
Vendor CalCPA
Level Advanced
Yellow Book No
Prerequisite Knowledge and experience in corporate tax and business transactions. Basic knowledge of qualified retirement plan taxation.
Who should attend CPAs, attorneys, CFOs, controllers and other financial professionals interested in learning more about identifying and consulting on ESOP strategies.
Members $245
CPA Non-Members $375

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Get acquainted with the most popular ESOP scenarios and structures you are likely to encounter when working with private companies. We'll examine implementations for C and S corp clients using real-life case studies; learn how ESOPs are used to achieve various planning objectives; and how to avoid tax and legal risks often perceived as ESOP byproducts. ESOP valuations and GAAP accounting for ESOP loans will be presented by guest experts.

Materials are provided as an ebook.


  • Determine appropriate ESOP transaction for your company or client.
  • Identify when an ESOP is appropriate.
  • Recognize fiduciary risk management.
  • Identify the basics of ESOP feasibility analysis.
  • Recognize current and emerging issues.
  • Identify tax advantages of ESOPs and non-ESOP alternatives.
  • Determine problematic plans and potential pitfalls.


  • ESOPs: Different types; how they differs from other retirement plans; advantages and disadvantages; coordinating with 401(k) and other plans
  • S vs. C copr tax strategies
  • Valuation
  • Liquidity and repurchase liability
  • Tax qualification requirements
  • Distribution rules
  • Shareholder rights
  • Employee and beneficiary rights
  • Deduction limits and share release formulas
  • Suitability analysis, feasibility studies and plan design issues 
  • Prohibited transactions
  • Anti-abuse testing strategies for S corp ESOPs
  • Department of Labor issues and audits