How one ESOP spreads the wealth to other ESOPs – A Conversation with Fawn from Prairie Capital Advisors

By Libby O’Neall “When everyone shares, everyone benefits,” says Fawn Romero, ASA at Prairie Capital Advisors. ESOP valuation and advisory are some of the services provided by Prairie, which has been an ESOP itself for 10 years as of January 1, 2022. According to its website, Prairie’s “ESOP provides qualified employees to participate in a…

A Better Future for Rideshare Drivers

A Denver Uber Driver’s Story By Ali Alnazzal Working for more than eight years as a driver with Uber and Lyft, I witnessed many malpractices and exploitation, from profiling to embezzlement. Passing the background check was not enough; Uber conducts a facial recognition practice, which initially might be a good practice, but when it happens…

Hawkins Parnell Wins Significant ERISA Trial Against U.S. Government for Bowers + Kubota Consulting, Inc. and its Founding Shareholders in ESOP Valuation and Transaction Case

Hawkins Parnell Wins Significant ERISA Trial Against U.S. Government for Bowers + Kubota Consulting, Inc. and its Founding Shareholders in ESOP Valuation and Transaction Case Prepared by David R. Johanson, Esq., Douglas A. Rubel, Esq., Rachel J. Markun, Esq., and Robert S. Thompson, Esq. On September 17, 2021, Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP secured a…

Why I Give: Jen Briggs

My grandfather, Lambert Berger, was a businessman in Johnstown, CO. He believed that businesses should support their communities, and communities should support their businesses. His belief that “we’re all in this together” helped create a thriving local economy in my hometown. Today, I work to elevate and perpetuate his legacy by helping employee-owners who are…

The San Luis Valley Language Justice Cooperative: Empowering people through language

For Erica Maldonado and Diego Pons, co-founder-owners of the San Luis Valley (SLV) Language Justice Cooperative, being bilingual wasn’t always a good thing. This sentiment changed, however, when they learned to leverage their bilingualism in a way that advanced them professionally and allowed them to fulfil a need within their community. Pons and Maldonado met…