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Mark helps entrepreneurs realize the fruits of their labor while moving their businesses forward. When owners of privately held businesses decide it’s time to develop and pursue a plan to transition their involvement with the company, Mark helps develop a business succession plan. He strategizes with clients to identify succession goals, decide how best to achieve those goals and execute the transaction.

beer153790399Employee Stock Ownership Plans, a popular and tax effective way for entrepreneurs to sell their businesses, have caught on in the craft brewing industry. At least four separate brewers have recently sold to an ESOP: 23rd Street Brewery, Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant, Free State Brewing Company and New Belgium Brewing Company.  These brewers are