Looking for the Perfect Buyer?

Examine the benefits of selling to an ESOP.
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The Benefits of Outside Directors

Learn more about governance in an ESOP company.
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The ESOP 1042 “Tax-Free” Rollover is back!

With higher tax rate the IRC 1042 election is now more valuable than ever.

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Articles

Letter to the Editor of the Wall Street Journal, October, 2015

A Belated Graduation Speech to Baby Boomer Business Owners , July 1, 2015

Opinion: Looking for the Perfect Buyer? from Transport Topics, October 27, 2014

The Benefits of Outside Directors, 2014

Newsweek “Why Thomas Jefferson Favored Profit Sharing” Ron Gilbert’s Response, February 11, 2014

The Legacy of the Boomer Boss from the New York Times, July 5, 2013

Mission-Based and Employee-Owned. NCEO Newsletter Article on Able Forces Professional Services, May 2013

Ronald J. Gilbert of ESOP Services, Inc. Named Outstanding Board of Governors Member by The ESOP Association, May 9, 2013

Employee Ownership and the Costs of Unemployment! February 1, 2013

The ESOP 1042 “Tax-Free” Rollover. It’s Back! January 28, 2013

Able Forces Implements Pilot Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) for Veterans with Disabilities,  January 31, 2013

Is an ESOP your best exit strategy?  Washington Technology, October 29, 2012

Clarifications and corrections on the July 31, 2012, Forbes article “Spock Would Have Hated ESOPs, But Spock Never Owned a Company,” I would add, “And Spock was More Precise than the Author. August 20, 2012

Economics, Inc. Named 2010 ESOP Company of the Year by The ESOP Association, May 13, 2010

A Reply and Clarification to“Giving Employees a Share,” Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2009, by Ron Gilbert, February 23,2010

Divestitures and ESOPs, February 23,2010

Giving Employees a Share, Wall Street Journal article, by Diana Ransom, November 17, 2009

Navigating through Tough Times with the Aid of Employee Ownership, from the July 2009 Journal of Financial Service Professionals, July 2009

Pope Endorses Employee Ownership Principals, July 2009

30 Years of Consulting Experience has Taught Us the Answer to Every ESOP Question is… “It Depends!” , By Ron Gilbert, July 2009

Conserving Corporate Cash Utilizing ESOPs, June 2009

The Chrysler Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (“VEBA”) May 5, 2009

Unions, Government Contractors, and ESOPs: Why Non-Union ESOP Companies Stay Non-Union, March 3, 2009

ESOP Rules for Government Contractor Finalized,August 20, 2008

Wall Street Journal Highlights ESOPs, February 2008

Case Studies

Lane Enterprises, Inc., Through Four Ownership Transitions to 100% Employee-Owned. October 2007

Macfadden, Inc.  ESOP Launches Transition to New Employee-Owned Company

FGM – The Implementation of our ESOP

Past Articles

Wall Street Transcript, January 24, 2005  Interview with Bob Smiley, Benefit Capital Companies

“ESOP” . . .  A Four-Letter Word?

Selling A Business

Russell Long:  Dedicated To His Family, His Senate, His Country