On May 5, 2022, McDermott Partner Allison Wilkerson delivered a presentation during the 2022 TEA National Conference titled “Mature ESOPs: Remodeling the House You Own.” Her presentation focused on the traits of a sustainable employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), common concerns of a mature ESOP and other ESOP-specific investment issues. Allison and her co-presenters also discussed redemption, re-leveraging and the hot acquisition market.
The presentation concluded with the following suggestions:
- There are options available no matter where you are in the ESOP life cycle.
- Gauge your employee-owners.
- Respond with changes that make the ESOP more relevant.
- Reach out for help—the ESOP community is vested in your company’s success.