Steve Greenapple has extensive experience in transactions involving Employee Stock Ownership Plans and ESOP Advisory. He has represented ESOP plan sponsors, shareholders selling to an ESOP, and ESOP trustees in transactions establishing and amending ESOPs, increasing ESOPs’ share ownership, using ESOPs to acquire other businesses, and terminating and buying out ESOPs. He is also experienced in designing and implementing other forms of equity compensation plans such as stock appreciation rights, phantom stock plans and stock option plans. Steve is frequently brought into transactions as special ESOP counsel by clients’ corporate counsel. He has also served as an expert in litigation related to ESOPs in State and Federal court.
Prior to focusing his practice on ESOPs, Steve practiced business and transactional law for over 20 years. He works with clients in a variety of industries, and has been involved in every phase of clients’ businesses. Steve advises on organization structuring relationships among founders, investors and joint ventures, and on negotiating, drafting and administration of agreements. He also provides access to other resources, such as trustees, valuation advisors, lenders, accountants, investment bankers, financial advisors and attorneys, to help clients achieve their objectives.
Steve is a member of the National Center for Employee Ownership and The ESOP Association, where he previously served as the New Jersey State Chapter Vice President and currently serves as Chair of the national Legislative and Regulatory Committee.
Steve received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and his J.D. from Cornell Law School. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. He has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest “AV” rating.
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