Broadcast Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)


Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) may not always be a good move for every business because of the complex operating rules and high legal compliance costs that surround it. Many employees remain skeptical due to several issues including lack of diversification, cash flow difficulties, and share price dilution.

Listen as experienced practitioners in ESOP-related transactions Mr. Eli Burriss (Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP) and Mr. Scott Adamson (ArentFox Schiff LLP) provide the audience with the recent trends and developments in employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) as well as its implications in litigation matters. Speakers, among other things, will offer practical tips and strategies to avoid non-compliance and potential lawsuits.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • ESOP Trends and Developments
  • Implication on Litigation Matters
  • Common Perspectives on ESOP
  • Practical Tips and Strategies to Avoid Legal Risks
  • What Lies Ahead


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation: 

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of labor and employment laws


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Eli Burriss, Partner
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Eli Burriss represents clients in sophisticated litigation matters, with a scope that includes derivative actions, M&A disputes, software license and data breach litigation, antitrust litigation, and trade secret litigation. Eli also has extensive experience litigating matters that arise under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), including 401(k) litigation, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) litigation, and representing some of the world’s largest health plan administrators and insurers, advising on a variety of litigation matters, including anti-fraud litigation, provider disputes and regulatory issues.

Scott Adamson, Partner
ArentFox Schiff LLP

Scott has structured, implemented, and executed many of the largest and most complex transactions involving ESOP’s to create liquidity on a tax-advantaged basis; to facilitate management buyout of a subsidiary, division, or portfolio company; to engage in a roll-up transaction; or to permit private equity investment on a tax advantaged basis.  He has led some of the most significant transactions undertaken involving the sale of ESOP-owned companies to equity sponsors and strategic buyers.


Eli Burriss, Partner

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP


Scott AdamsonPartner

ArentFox Schiff LLP

  1. Control
  2. Projections
  3. Sales Process
  4. Indemnification

Date & Time:

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Employee Benefits Lawyers
  • General Counsel
  • In-house Counsel
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Board of Directors
  • Trustees/Shareholders
  • Financial Advisors
  • Valuation Advisors
  • Other C-Level Executives


Eli BurrissPartner
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Scott AdamsonPartner
ArentFox Schiff LLP



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