Mackall, Crounse & Moore, PLC has joined Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.C.

The newly formed DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C. will provide clients with enhanced legal services
and efficiencies as well as access to more than 100 attorneys practicing in nearly 30 areas of
law in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Our attorneys have handled all aspects of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), from inception to termination and everything in between. Our law firm has worked with ESOPs of small businesses with fewer than 25 participants and very large corporation ESOPs with thousands of participants. Because all ESOPs are governed by federal law (ERISA), our lawyers are able to represent ESOP companies in our home states of Wisconsin and Minnesota, throughout the Midwest in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, and on a nationwide basis.

We have developed an educational video called "ESOPs: Not Fables, Real Options for Succession Planning." This video is intended for business owners and their advisors and explains why selling to an ESOP may be a perfect "win-win" for the business owner and the business itself.

Click on the box below to view.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of the services that we provide with respect to ESOPs:

  • Counseling on fiduciary responsibilities as an ESOP Trustee;
  • Preparation and amendment of ESOP plan documents, summary plan descriptions, distribution policies and other plan-related documents;
  • Preparation of loan documents related to ESOP exempt loans;
  • Counseling on ESOP tax consequences, including S Corp and Section 1042 elections;
  • Preparation of IRS ESOP filings for determination letter requests and formal correction requests through the IRS’s correction programs;
  • Counseling on ESOP feasibility;
  • Counseling on ESOPs in third-party merger and acquisition situations; and
  • ESOP litigation services.

Our attorneys have developed relationships with the service providers necessary to fully establish and maintain an ESOP, including valuation experts, record keepers, third party administrators, accounting firms and lenders. We are able to recommend service providers when requested, and are also able to work seamlessly with other service providers with whom the client already has a relationship. Whether your company is based in Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis or beyond, our ESOP attorneys are ready to serve you.

If you would like more information or want to discuss the feasibility of an ESOP for your company, submit a contact form here or contact Brian L. Anderson bla@dewittross.com, 608-252-9340 or Timothy L. Stewart tls@dewittross.com 262-754-2869.

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Madison

Two East Mifflin Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-8891
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Greater Milwaukee

13935 Bishop's Drive, Suite 300
Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 754-2840
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Minneapolis

1400 AT&T Tower,
901 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., including its affiliate DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C., is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota.  It has more than 100 attorneys practicing in Madison, Metropolitan Milwaukee and Minneapolis in over 30 legal practice areas, and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes.

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We are an active and proud member of Lexwork International, an association of midsized independent law firms in major cities located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Awards

Best Lawyers 2013
Compass Award 2012
Top 100 Lawyers: National Trial Lawyers Association

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