Brandon G. Feingold

Brandon G. Feingold

Shareholder

Brandon G. Feingold focuses his practice on the implementation and operation of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (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.

Concentrations

  • Design and implementation of leveraged and non-leveraged ESOPs
  • Ongoing representation of ESOPs
  • Employee benefit aspects of mergers and acquisitions
  • Qualified plans
  • Executive compensation
  • Taxation

Capabilities

Experience

  • $1.5B consumer products company in the Midwest
  • Company counsel to 2014 ESOP transaction for Henny Penny corporation.
  • Company counsel to 2014 ESOP transaction for HealthCare Appraisers, Inc.
  • Company counsel to 2013 ESOP transaction for the Vertex Companies, Inc.
  • Company counsel in sale of $230M of Martin Resource Management Corporation capital stock to a newly formed ESOP and for stage two ESOP transaction in 2014.
  • ESOP counsel to PBSJ Corporation's $280 million sale to WS Akins PLC.
  • ESOP counsel to administrative agent in connection with a $47.5 million revolving and term loan facility to the family of companies comprising a major national moving and storage business to fund a 100% ESOP buyout.
  • Represented The Pala Group in a 100% leveraged ESOP buyout.
  • ERISA counsel to Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. in its $115 million sale of The 401(k) Companies to The Charles Schwab Corporation.
  • Represented Thayer Capital in leveraged ESOP buyout of Naumann Hobbs, Inc., a materials handling and logistics provider.
  • Negotiated the Employee Benefit and Executive Compensation aspects for Isogon Corporation, a software company, as seller in its sale to IBM.
  • Negotiated the Employee Benefit and Executive Compensation aspects for FXM, Inc. as purchaser in its approximately $115 million acquisition of a controlling interest in the Elvis Presley estate from Priscilla and Lisa-Marie Presley.
  • Intern, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, The ESOP Association (including a member of the Administration Committee)
    • Frequent present at ESOP Association events
  • Member, The National Center for Employee Ownership
  • Member, Winning Team, M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Awards, "Sec. 363 Sale of the Year (Under $100mm)" for the sale of Hot Dog on a Stick, 2015
  • Member, Winning Team, ACG New York Champion’s Award, M&A Deal of the Year (over $200mm to $500mm) for Martin Resource Management Corporation ESOP, 2013
  • Listed, Legal 500 United States, 2011
  • The Florida Bar
    • Tax Section, Chair Employees Benefits Committee; Vice-chair Tax Section Bulletin; Vice-chair Section Services and Cyber Tax
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation; Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., Taxation, University of Miami School of Law, 1997
    • Certificate of Specialization in International Taxation
    • Book Award in Federal Tax Procedure, Ethics & Litigation
  • J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law, 1996
  • B.A., University of Florida, 1993
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court