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How ESOPs Can Help to Close the Racial Wealth Gap and Promote Economic Justice

[...] ending discrimination in our criminal justice system will not end systemic racism. For there to be true justice in this country, there must be also be economic justice. That means confronting the roots of injustice, beginning with slavery and continuing through to redlining—both in its overt forms which were made illegal in the 1970s and the subtler forms which continue to this day.

How a Repurchase Obligation Study Can Help Your ESOP Survive the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted the economic landscape virtually overnight. The financial picture your business may have been looking at as of December 31, 2019 could be very different today. Many ESOP-owned companies are understandably focused on what this means for their annual valuation. But the next big threat to your business’s capital may not be on your balance sheet at all.

Client Case Study: Basden Steel Achieves 100% Employee Ownership

The Texas-based Basden Steel group of companies have been providing fabrication and erection operations for the commercial construction industry since 1985. They have built everything from schools to casinos to arenas to military facilities. On January 1, 2020 Basden Steel built a new legacy by turning its 450 employees into owners through the sale of 100% of the company stock to a Menke-designed ESOP.
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