Brad Van Horn

Brad Van Horn

Brad is the President of Business Appraisal Services, LLC, a firm located in the Chicago area which Brad established 16 years ago. Brad has spent over 30 years performing valuations of over 4,500 privately-owned businesses. His firm has helped countless owners transition their businesses to new owners. Owners have used Brad’s services for gifting stock, selling to independent buyers, and establishing Employee Stock Ownership Plans.

Brad has testified in federal court on behalf of ESOP Trustees, and also is a member of the Board of Directors of a large ESOP holding company.

Brad’s work with ESOPs includes the structuring of the initial stock transaction and performing the annual stock valuation that is required by law for ESOP companies.

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Brad Van Horn joins Jim Blasingame to report that it’s easier to use an ESOP for businesses as small as 20 employees, but the sweet spot number is closer to 50-100.
Brad Van Horn joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the advantages a business owner can accrue by selling to employees through an ESOP, including significant tax advantages and leaving a legacy.
Brad Van Horn joins Jim Blasingame to describe how an Employee Stock Option Program works and how it’s increasingly a divesting option for owners of small businesses.