The largest ESOP conference in the world will be held in Las Vegas on November 12 and 13, 2015. Mary Josephs and Peter Abrahamson of Verit Advisors will be on panels at the Las Vegas ESOP Conference & Trade Show at Caesars Palace.

Mary Josephs, Founder and CEO of Verit Advisors will be a panelist on “ESOP Sustainability” on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 9:00AM. The panel will discuss how a company can foster an environment and establish policies that enable long-term, sustained employee ownership. Ms. Josephs founded Verit Advisors in 2009 and has nearly three decades of experience in corporate finance. She is a nationally recognized leader and has advised structured and closed more than 200 financings for middle market companies.

“Complex Transaction Structuring Alternatives” is the topic that Peter Abrahamson, Verit Advisors Technical Director, will speak on Friday, November 13 at 10:35 AM. This panel will discuss what is happening to the value of the ESOP stock in complex ESOP transactions. Mr. Abrahamson has more than 15 years of valuation and investment banking experience, specializing in the valuation of business enterprises and individual securities, structuring ESOP transactions, and executing public and private market capital raises. At Verit, Mr. Abrahamson leads the technical aspects of ESOP financial modeling, valuation, tax, accounting and human capital topics.

About Verit Advisors

Verit Advisors is an independent investment banking advisory firm that unites sophisticated middle-market investment banking capabilities with a client-centric boutique, fluent in ESOPs, debt and equity capital markets, valuations and mergers and acquisitions. Integrity, teamwork, service and innovation are at the heart of the organization. Some transactions that Verit has completed have been for S&C Electric, Manson Construction Co. and Dansko Shoes. Verit Advisors was founded in 2009.

About the ESOP Association

The ESOP Association, founded in 1978, is a national nonprofit membership organization, with 18 local chapters, serving approximately 2,500 employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) companies, professionals with a commitment to ESOPs, and companies considering the implementation of an ESOP. It is the only association devoted solely to ESOPs. It focuses on promoting and enhancing laws before Congress and regulatory agencies that govern ESOPs and providing its members with expert educational ESOP programming and information.