Kevin Long

Kevin Long

Kevin G. Long is certified as a Taxation Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board Of Legal Specialization — one of only some 300 tax specialists out of over 156,000 active California lawyers. His particular emphasis is on ESOPs and ESOP transaction planning and nonqualified and equity deferred compensation planning.

Over the last 25 years, he has helped guide over 250 ESOPs and ESOP companies to success, representing the spectrum of publicly traded corporations and privately held companies, from professional firms and banks, to manufacturers and retailers.

Kevin began his tax career as an attorney in the San Francisco office of the nation’s largest public accounting firm. He is a member of and a frequent contributing speaker and author in the area of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) for the National Center For Employee Ownership (NCEO), and The ESOP Association. He authored, and has taught, the accreditation course materials on ESOP administration for the American Society Of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) and the National Institute Of Pension Administrators (NIPA).

He is a fellow of the American College Of Employee Benefits Counsel, and was selected by his peers for inclusion in the registry of “The Best Lawyers In America”® and in the publication “Super Lawyers”®.

Recent Articles by Kevin Long

An Overview of Audits, Lawsuits, And Insurance Issues For Internal ESOP Trustees

There are two primary areas of concern for Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) fiduciaries: Department of Labor (DOL) investigations and enforcement actions; and Civil litigation The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA) provides that each plan must have two types of fiduciaries. Each plan must have a trustee for the plan’s […]

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