DALLAS, TX—Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Jason C. Ray has joined the firm as a partner in its Tax, Benefits, and Private Client group in the firm’s new Dallas office. Ray advises employers on the design, implementation, and regulatory compliance of tax-qualified and nonqualified retirement plans with an emphasis on employee stock ownership plans (“ESOPs”). Ray joins Blank Rome from Morgan Lewis.
Ray represents companies in negotiating and drafting documents at every stage of a leveraged ESOP transaction, including re-leveraging transactions. He guides clients in ESOP transactions, including seller-financed and leveraged and nonleveraged buyouts as part of ownership succession transactions.