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The Rocky Mountain Region has a strong network of professionals supporting employee owned businesses. While not fully comprehensive, RMEOC would like to recognize our members who are helping advance employee-ownership.

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Sandy Shoemaker, CPA

Mike Maden, CPA
7979 E. Tufts Ave
Denver, CO 80237
303.846.3349 Direct;  303.740.9400 Office
EKS&H – Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner Hottman P.C.

EKS&H strives to help business owners and executives reach their goals by delivering proactive, innovative, and comprehensive accounting solutions. With more than 30 years of experience, the firm services clients in industries as diverse as bioscience and real estate. EKS&H has extensive expertise working with ESOP-structured companies and helping companies transition to this model. Their professionals provide a wide variety of strategic audit, tax, and consulting services to help companies achieve success according to their unique plans and goals.

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Zick Business Advisors, Inc.

Lucas Denberg, CPA, CVA, MAFF
16 Inverness Place East, Building C
Englewood, CO  80112
Zick Business Advisors, Inc.

Zick Business Advisors’ objective is to always provide close, personal attention to the tax related, valuation, business exit planning and estate planning needs of their clients. Their team includes credentialed business valuation professionals who are experts in the use of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) as a business continuation and exit planning vehicle.  Zick also works with companies looking to implement other equity sharing vehicles as employee benefits and to incentivize key personnel.  Zick’s professionals strive to ensure that all business valuations are fully compliant with the constantly evolving professional standards for business valuation work.

For over 25 years, Zick has provided ESOP related services to non-public current and prospective ESOP companies, including:

  • ESOP feasibility, design and implementation
  • ESOP valuation including transaction valuations and annual required valuations
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Jason Wiener|p.c., a public benefit corporation

Jason Wiener, Attorney at Law
5762 Table Top Court
Boulder, CO 80301
720.445.6860 Office
Jason Wiener P.C

Jason is the Principal at Jason Wiener|p.c.., a boutique law and business consulting practice providing expertise to social enterprises and mission-driven business models of all sizes and in all phases. The firm’s specialty is in sharing economy law, social and regenerative enterprise, public benefit corporations, employee-ownership and cooperatives. Jason has been chief architect and has incorporated several social enterprises and cooperatives and has advised numerous clients through socially responsible recapitalizations and conversions to cooperatively owned business models.


Hawkins, Parnell, Thackston & Young LLP

David Johanson, Attorney at Law
1776 Second Street
Napa, CA 94559
707.299.2470 Office
Hawkins, Parnell, Thackston, & Young LLP

Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP is a national law firm with 150 attorneys in 9 offices located in Atlanta, Austin, Charleston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Napa, New York, St. Louis and San Francisco. As national leaders in their fields of expertise, the ESOP, Employee Benefits, M&A, Tax & ERISA group brings extraordinary depth in perspective when advising clients in connection with retirement plans, equity incentives, executive compensation, shareholder issues, fiduciaries, mergers and acquisitions, and employment and benefits litigation throughout the country. While trial success has always been a hallmark of the firm, their attorneys are well equipped to serve their clients’ interests to the best result possible. With decades of experience, they leverage their vast volume of industry knowledge to tailor and execute the most well-informed strategies for each client.

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Linda D. Phillips, Of Counsel

Phillips Law Offices, LLC
1592 S Ogden Street
Denver, CO 80210
303.355.0401 Office
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Linda Phillips offers high quality, timely and personal legal services for business and cooperative clients. Known for finding practical and innovative solutions for business’s legal issues, Linda specializes in helping small businesses and cooperatives with all their legal needs. Because she is well versed in business and cooperative law, Linda is sure to know exactly what it takes to help you in all your business endeavors. Linda Phillips is dedicated to taking care of all of her clients, and ensuring that client legal needs are satisfactorily met.  The firm specializes in all types of cooperatives, including worker coops, as well as producer, marketing and consumer cooperatives.

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Sherman & Howard

Mike Sanchez, Attorney at Law
633 17th Street, 30th Floor
Denver, CO 80202
303.299.8114 Office;  303.885.5632 Cell
Sherman & Howard

Sherman & Howard L.L.C. is one of the most established and successful law firms in the Rocky Mountain region. The firm’s 175 attorneys work with businesses and public institutions on most aspects of law from 11 offices in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Georgia and Missouri.

Sherman & Howard’s employee benefits attorneys provide comprehensive advice to clients in structuring and administering all types of employee benefit plans. They assist companies with the design and implementation of defined benefit and defined contribution, employee stock ownership, nonqualified deferred compensation, welfare benefit and severance plans, and all types of incentive arrangements. We strive to provide practical advice on the design and administration of benefit programs while ensuring plans are in compliance with the technical legal requirements.

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Culture Counts

Whitney Walpole, Founder and President
540 S. Forest
Denver, CO 80246
Culture Counts

Culture Counts provides leaders the coaching and methods to generate breakthrough results and great workplace cultures. As a trusted partner to executives and manager teams, the Culture Counts Team guides organizations to practically and powerfully create sustainable change for better alignment, collaboration, accountability, joy and profit. Culture Counts helps teams relax, build trust and balance vision with reality. Their advisors facilitate organizational breakthroughs utilizing culture changes that are tangible, measurable, practical and executable.

PLG Consultants, Inc.

Lee Gearhart
QuickBooks® Professional Advisor and Enterprise Solution Provider

PLG Consultants Inc (PLG) is a business consulting organization with special emphasis in the areas of using QuickBooks® in a various company environments and CEO Coaching that allows an organization to place emphasis on strategic planning based on the need to generate revenue and control costs. PLG has been setting-up, cleaning-up and teaching QuickBooks® for over 10 years. PLG uses a lot of today’s top technologies to give their clients the best training experience.