News & ESOP Resources

CSG Staff

SBA Issues Guidance on PPP & Change of Control

By CSG Staff

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been a lifeline for many businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic. But for businesses in the midst of transactions, and their financial partners, the program has been a double-edged sword.

Webinar:  Understanding ESOPs

By CSG Staff

CSG's founder, Lawrence Kaplan, recently joined the Vistage Networks webinar series for a useful overview of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs).

Webinar:  Business Ownership & Wealth Diversification

By CSG Staff

Lawrence Kaplan - CSG's founder and managing partner - explored the merits of employee stock ownership plan transactions as diversification strategies in a recent Vistage Networks webinar.

NCEO 100 Highlights Multiple CSG Clients

By CSG Staff

Each year, the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) recognizes the US’s largest ESOPs companies. The newly released 2020 EO 100 features multiple CSG clients, including NCEO’s #2 ESOP in the country.

Webinar:  Balancing Legacy & Liquidity

By CSG Staff

CSG's Lawrence Kaplan discussed the current challenges facing family-owned business, as well as their liquidity and continuity options, in a recent Vistage Networks webinar.

Patrick Trask Joins CSG

By CSG Staff

After 30 years of financial services leadership at top national and regional institutions, Patrick Trask has joined the CSG Partners team as a managing director.

165(i) & Disaster-Related Deductions

By CSG Staff

With so many ESOP-owned companies in the food and hospitality industries, we wanted to highlight a federal tax provision that’s taken-on out-sized importance in 2020. 

IRS Extends 2020 ESOP Deadlines

By CSG Staff

Since passage of the CARES and SECURE Acts, we’ve seen several deadline and policy shifts in relation to employee stock ownership plans. On April 9, 2020, the IRS further redefined this year’s ESOP management calendar.

CARES Act:  The PPP & ESOPs

By CSG Staff

Since passage of the CARES Act, our team has been reviewing the Paycheck Protection Program’s (PPP) implications for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). The PPP should provide significant support to middle market businesses in the form of low interest loans (1%) that are potentially forgivable.

CARES Act:  EIDLs & ESOPs

By CSG Staff

One aspect of the CARES Act of 2020 that's especially relevant to ESOP companies is the relaxation of the SBA's Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program requirements.