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Employee Owned 2019 - The ESOP Association


  • Paris Hotel & Casino 3655 South Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV, 89109 United States (map)

November 13-15, 2019 | Las Vegas, Nevada

Columbia Financial Advisors, Inc. principals Arlene Ashcraft and Donny Springer will speak at Employee Owned 2019, hosted by The ESOP Association. Kathryn Aschwald, Robert Regis and Seattle Office Director, Nic Staloch are also attending. CFAI is a proud sponsor of the event and we hope to see you there.

Arlene Ashcraft will moderate the following presentation:

Thursday, November 14th - 1:45 PM-3 PM
"Valuation Advisors: Due Diligence in an ESOP Transaction":
This session will address what is an adequate due diligence process for the trustee's financial adviser in an ESOP purchase transaction. Some of the topics covered will include evaluating the company's historical financial statements as well as management's projections, addressing customer concentration and other company and industry specific nuances. In addition, the panel will address the feasibility of a quality of earnings (Q of E) report, and what alternatives may be available in connection with the financial due diligence process.

Donny Springer will moderate the following presentation:

Friday, November 15th - 11 AM-12:15 PM
"New and Notable ESOP Valuation Issues":
Valuation methodology and theory continue to evolve as new judicial opinions, DOL Process Agreements, academic studies, and thoughtful debate contribute to our evolving portfolio of “best practices.” This advanced valuation session will present and discuss recent valuation-related developments and other “hot topics” relevant to ESOP valuation.