Conferences and Speeches

The ESOP Association’s Las Vegas Conference and Trade Show 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - Friday, November 14, 2014
01:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

Morgan Lewis partners will present at The ESOP Association’s Las Vegas Conference and Trade Show 2014.

November 13-14, 2014

Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109


Highly Leveraged ESOP Transactions | 10:15–11:30 am
Presenter: Brian Hector

Trends in ESOP transactions have many companies going to 100% ESOP, either in a single transaction or in second stage transactions (many occurring before the first one is completed). This session will address administrative issues with highly leveraged ESOP transactions: why an administrator ought to be involved in transaction design. The session would cover: managing super long term ESOP Loans within the exempt loan rules; dealing with extreme ratios of value to compensation; alternative transaction structures that are easier to administer; testing and compliance issues that arise, etc.


How Does an ESOP Company Raise Capital? | 2:00–2:50 pm
Presenter: John Kober

Our experts will use case studies illustrating different ways for an ESOP company to raise third party capital, while still preserving the tax-efficient ESOP structure, and also addressing the types of situations/opportunities that are attractive to the various types of investors (senior debt, sub debt, unitraunche and equity investors, etc.).

Insurance and Indemnification of Trustees | 2:00–2:50 pm
Presenter: Deborah Davidson

This session will present an overview of insurance policies available for ESOP and corporate fiduciaries. Topics addressed will include: types of coverage, amounts of coverage, deductibles and retentions, policy terms to look for, and how one type of insurance coverage can affect another. Indemnification of ESOP and corporate fiduciaries also will be discussed.