ESOP Formation Post-COVID-19: Current Approaches to Business Succession Planning


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With today’s major economic recession faced by businesses due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) continues to be an attractive option for companies seeking to address the need for succession planning to sustain competitive advantage in the market.

However, apart from the several advantages it offers, including significant tax benefits, ESOP also presents many critical concerns that must be carefully considered and addressed. Now more than ever, companies and their lawyers must be conversant with the implications of implementing ESOP to ensure that risks are mitigated while having a favorable market position in a post-coronavirus environment.

In this LIVE Webcast, a distinguished panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of ESOP formation post-COVID-19. Speakers will also offer helpful succession planning tips in maximizing the potentials of ESOPs and navigating possible challenges along the way.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • ESOP Formation Post-COVID-19
  • Recent Regulatory Trends and Developments
  • Legal Risks and Challenges
  • Practical Tips and Best Practices
  • Outlook