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Tim Jochim, Chair of the Business Succession/ESOP Group, Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter, to Speak at KC’s Strategies to Deal with ESOP Repurchase Obligation Live Webcast

New York, NY, June 23, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory-focused webcasts, has announced today that Tim Jochim, Chair of the Business Succession/ESOP Group, Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled “Strategies to Deal with ESOP Repurchase Obligation Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for July 24, 2012 from 12:00pm- 2:00pm (ET).

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About Tim Jochim

Tim Jochim, Chair of the Business Succession/ESOP Group at Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter, Columbus, Ohio, is a national authority on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and business succession. Other practice areas include corporate finance, merger/acquisition, corporate tax and employee benefits.

Mr. Jochim is a former adjunct professor of corporate finance at the Capital University School of Law, former counsel to Walter & Haverfield, LLP, Cleveland, former General Counsel of Ironton Iron, Inc., former Manager of Industrial Development for the Ohio Department of Development, and former adjunct professor of business policy at the Ohio State University.

Mr. Jochim is a trusted business advisor to corporate boards and executive officers. He has assisted clients in developing and implementing professional boards of directors and has lectured frequently to business and trade organizations on business succession and corporate governance.

Mr. Jochim is the author of Employee Stock Ownership and Related Plans, published by Greenwood Press in 1982. His articles on business transactions, corporate finance and ESOPs have been published in The Academy of Management Review (July, 1979); Personnel (November - December, 1978); Public Utilities Fortnightly (January 21, 1982), Ohio Business (October, 1988), The Journal of Employee Ownership Law and Finance (Fall, 1998), Taxation for Lawyers (September-October, 1998) and Financier Worldwide (February, 2011).

Tim Jochim is co-founder of the Ohio Chapter of The ESOP Association and a member of the legislative and regulatory committee of The ESOP Association. He has been active in the Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is a member of various professional organizations including the Association for Corporate Growth and the National Center for Employee Ownership. He has been recognized in Marquis Who’s Who in the Midwest and in Benton’s Who’s Who and was named professional member of the year at the 25th Annual Conference of The ESOP Association in May, 2002.

About Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter

Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter is a full-service corporate law firm based in Columbus, Ohio. With a renowned practice in Business Succession and ESOPs, the firm has developed a reputation for representing private companies and their owners in all aspects of succession planning. Business succession at Kegler Brown is a comprehensive, dynamic and integrated system of business solutions that includes management succession, executive compensation, merger/acquisition, ownership transfers, tax reduction and estate planning.

Event Synopsis:

Handling ESOP repurchase obligation is not easy. Appropriate planning is needed to make ESOP repurchase obligation a lot manageable whilst minimizing its impact on the firm’s stock value.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of distinguished experts to help you navigate through the thorny process of ESOP Repurchase Obligation. Our speakers will offer strategic ways on how to handle ESOP repurchase obligation. In addition, they will also provide practical guidance in designing a plan to make the repurchase obligation convenient, projecting repurchase obligations and dealing with legal issues. The program will cover the topics above along with a Q&A panel in which the attendees will be invited to ask the speakers questions.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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