The firm formerly known as Steiker, Greenapple & Croscut, P.C. is pleased to announce that Paul S. Fusco has become a named partner of the firm. As such, the firm has changed its name to Steiker, Greenapple & Fusco, P.C., effective immediately.
“We have been thrilled to have Paul as a partner and greatly respect his work, his commitment to employee ownership, his commitment to his clients, his commitment to his partners and his commitment to the ESOP community,” said James G. Steiker, Chairman and CEO of Steiker, Greenapple & Fusco, P.C., which is a nationally recognized law firm focusing on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and other employee-centered ownership transition and compensation strategies.
Fusco joined Steiker, Greenapple & Fusco, P.C. in 2013, and in that time has established himself as a go-to in advising corporations, shareholders, directors and ESOP trustees on a wide variety of ESOP-related issues, including both transactional and non-transactional. He has also assisted clients with the design and implementation of non-qualified deferred compensation plans including stock option plans, stock appreciation right plans, phantom stock plans, performance based plans and restricted stock plans.
Fusco received his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany, and a J.D., cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, where he was an articles editor of the Buffalo Law Review. He’s a member of the New York State and Monroe County Bar Associations, The ESOP Association and the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). Fusco is admitted to practice in New York and before the United States Tax Court.
Steiker, Greenapple & Fusco, P.C. is an experienced, nationally recognized law firm focusing on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and other employee-centered ownership transition and compensation strategies. Since 1987, our attorneys have represented companies, selling shareholders, plan fiduciaries and lenders in hundreds of transactions nationwide. Our approach for structuring and maintaining ESOPs focuses on balancing the needs of the owners, company and employees to create successful, sustainable employee ownership outcomes.
In addition to creating new ESOPs, we provide ongoing guidance to our clients on IRS and DOL compliance, the impact of repurchase liability, legislative and regulatory changes, follow-on stock purchase and sale transactions, ESOP company mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.
Our experienced attorneys install and advise on the maintenance of worker cooperatives, executive compensation plans and qualified retirement plans.
Steiker, Greenapple & Fusco, P.C., together with our sister consulting firm of SES Advisors, Inc., has one of the largest core groups of ESOP attorneys, consultants and administrators in the country, with Steiker, Greenapple & Fusco, P.C. offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio.