Becoming Employee-Owned: Is It Right for My Business?

an information session on

Employee Ownership and Buyouts


When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Worrell Professional Center, Room 1310 (WFU School of Law)

Cost: FREE. Register online

Free on-site parking. Refreshments will be served. Doors open at 5:45 PM


with Guest Speakers

Anne Claire Broughton Steve Virgil

Anne Claire Broughton
Broughton Consulting, LLC


Steven Virgil, Attorney
WFU School of Law


Wake Forest University School of Law
Worrell Professional Center
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Hosted by:
Wake Forest Community Law & Business Clinic
Wake Forest Center for Private Business


Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). You may have heard of it, but what is it exactly? How does it work? And how could it benefit my business?  At this business education event, we will look at the potential benefits of selling a business to its employees and how to evaluate whether it could make sense for your company.  Specifically designed for business owners and employees, we’ll look at the financial, legal, and operational aspects of employee-buyouts.

Join finance and business expert Anne Claire Broughton and Wake Law Professor and business attorney Steven Virgil as they discuss the different structures of employee ownership, with topics such as:

  • financial structure and transparency
  • open book management
  • costs and benefits for owners/employees
  • assessing your company before converting
  • legal impact and obligations
  • real accounts of the transition process
  • Q&A with experts
  • networking opportunity        

Whether you’re looking to sell your company’s shares as a departing business owner, create or participate in an additional employee benefit, or simply take advantage of significant tax benefits, join us for this free event and register online today.

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