Lathrop Gage Lands ESOP Veteran Lynn Archer


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 17, 2015) – Lathrop Gage today announced that Lynn A. Archer has joined the firm’s Tax and Employee Benefits Team as Of Counsel in its ESOP Practice Group.

“Lynn has extensive ESOP experience, and her skills will certainly complement and enhance our nationally recognized and growing ESOP practice.  We are absolutely thrilled to have her on board,” said Robert Grossman, Chair of the firm’s Business Law Division and the leader of its ESOP Practice Group.

Prior to joining Lathrop Gage, Archer served as an ESOP consultant for Principal Financial Group, where she partnered with CPAs, legal counsel and other advisers to assist companies in connection with ESOPs.

Archer focuses her practice on the design, implementation, qualification, administration, funding, communication and termination of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). She regularly advises companies, trustees and lenders in connection with the negotiation and implementation of ESOP stock purchase and sale transactions and equity and non-equity-based incentive compensation arrangements. She also advises companies regarding 401(k) and other benefit plans, employee education, corporate governance, fiduciary duties and other transactional and employee benefit matters.

She is actively involved in multiple ESOP organizations and currently serves on the Executive Committee for the ESOP Association Northwest Chapter, and on the Legislative and Regulatory Committee for the ESOP Association. Archer obtained her juris doctor from Lewis & Clark School of Law in Portland, Oregon. Archer is admitted in Oregon. Her application for admittance in Missouri is pending.

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