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Three Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to Speak at the 2018 ESOP Association Conference and Trade Show

LAS VEGAS – Oct. 31, 2018 –Jeffrey S. Kahn and Marc R. Baluda, co-chairs of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Group, along with Brandon G. Feingold, will speak at the 2018 ESOP Association’s Conference and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 8-9. More than 1,700 people will attend the two-day event, which will include more than 60 sessions to keep industry professionals well-informed of the technical aspects of managing an ESOP transaction, as well as associated federal laws and regulations.

Kahn, a member of the Association’s Legislative and Regulatory Committee, will present on the panel, “An Insider’s Perspective: Hearing from a Former DOL Officer.” The panel will provide insight into the Department of Labor’s investigations process and what trustees can do to prepare for and avoid issues. Baluda, a member of the Finance Committee, will moderate the panel titled “Insurance for ESOPs – Fiduciary Liability, Directors & Offices, and Representatives & Warranties.” This panel will address how insurance can protect the selling shareholders, directors, officers, and trustees. Feingold, a member of the Administration Committee, will speak on the panel, “Advanced ESOP Administration Issues,” which will focus on topics faced by many ESOPs.

Kahn, a shareholder in the firm’s Benefits and Compensation Group, focuses his practice on the design, implementation, and operation of ESOPs. As a frequent lecturer and author, Kahn is published in professional and trade magazines and lectures before professional, charitable, financial, and business audiences on ERISA, ESOPs, and other employee benefit subjects. His noteworthy recent major ESOP representations include some of the largest ESOP transactions in the industry. A member of the New York and Florida Bars, Kahn is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell and has more than 30 years of employee benefit experience. He is a member of the ESOP Association and the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Tax Law from 2010-2018.

Baluda, a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate Practice, focuses his practice on transactions and financings involving privately held middle-market and emerging growth companies seeking liquidity. He handles strategic acquisitions and spinoffs, private sponsor, and institutional buyer transactions with an emphasis on ESOP transactions.

Feingold, a shareholder in the firm’s Benefits and Compensation and ESOP groups, focuses his practice on the implementation and operation of ESOPs, qualified retirement plans, and executive compensation. He has served on several Florida Bar committees relating to employee benefits and has co-written articles about tax and retirement issues.

Greenberg Traurig’s ESOP Team has represented clients involved with some of the largest recent ESOP transactions and includes ERISA, tax, corporate, finance, litigation, labor, insurance, securities regulation, and trust and estates lawyers. This enables the firm’s clients to work with an interdisciplinary team that offers wide-ranging experience in designing, drafting, and implementing ESOPs to meet their diverse needs.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.