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The ESOP Marketplace - a pioneering online community of ESOP professionals - welcomes Elizabeth Perdue and Louis Joseph, ESOP Lawyers based in Chicago, IL.
West Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America ( 01/12/2015
The ESOP Marketplace - a pioneering online community of ESOP professionals - is excited to welcome two new participants - Elizabeth "Betsy" Perdue and Louis Joseph who recently moved to Holland & Knight, LLP, joining Gregory Brown and Grant McCorkle to broaden their ESOP Practice. Betsy and Louis are both ESOP lawyers based in Chicago, Illinois.

Ms. Perdue, who focuses her practice on employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) finance and corporate mergers and acquisitions, joined Holland & Knight from Morgan Lewis & Bockius, where she was a member of the ESOP practice group in Chicago. Also joining Holland & Knight with her as senior counsel was Louis Joseph, a former associate solicitor for plan benefit security in the U.S. Department of Labor, the agency's most senior ERISA counsel.

Mr. Joseph focuses his practice on ESOPs and other employee benefit plans, including investments in employer securities, and also represents clients in regulatory matters before the IRS and the DOL. He has experience counseling companies on qualified retirement plans, welfare benefit plans, executive and equity compensation, and benefits issues.

"Betsy is a nationally recognized leader in the ESOP community, and she and Lou will add prestige and depth to our already robust ESOP practice," said James McDermott, the head of Holland & Knight's Business Section.

On, Betsy Perdue and Louis Joseph will be in the company of many other exceptional ESOP lawyers, such as their Holland & Knight colleagues David Oleary, Gregory Brown, and Grant McCorkhill; as well as Robert Brown, Tim Jochim, Peter Jones, Richard Glassman, Robert Schatz, of ESOPPlus: Schatz Brown Glassman Kossow LLP; David Ackerman, John A. Kober of Morgan Lewis and Bockius; Daniel Lange of Dentons US LLP; Kevin Long and Wendy Gilligan of Chang, Ruthenberg and Long; Michael Canan and David Ottinger of Gray Robinson; Harvey Katz and Jeremy Pelphrey of Fox Rothschild, Joan Cannon of McGrath North, Marc Schechter of Butterfield Schechter LLP, and many others.

Jack Veale, a nationally-known ESOP advisor and founder of, said this about Ms. Purdue and Mr. Joseph's participation: "We are happy to count Betsy and Lou as part of our community, and are honored to have the opportunity to help companies of all size and ownership profile benefit from their ESOP experience and talents."

Contact information:

Jack Veale
Phone: 860-232-9858


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