|Tabitha M. Croscut
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Applying nearly a decade of experience in ERISA, tax and corporate law, Tabitha focuses her practice on ESOPs as a succession and employee compensation strategy, advises companies on executive compensation plans, and assists business owners with their estate planning needs.
Tabitha's involvement in ESOP transactions ranging from under a million dollars to over five hundred million dollars allows her to provide clients with sophisticated and practical legal advice and counseling regarding their specific transactional, compliance and fiduciary questions with respect to their ESOPs.
Tabitha is managing shareholder of Steiker, Fischer, Edwards & Greenapple, P.C. and a shareholder of SES Advisors, Inc., a member of the National Center for Employee Ownership, and a member and past chapter officer of The ESOP Association. She speaks at ESOP conferences nationwide and presents regularly on how ESOPs can be an effective exit or transition planning tool for owners of closely held businesses. Tabitha is a Certified Family Business Advisor through the Galliard Group and is a member of Pinnacle Equity Solutions, an exit planning company.
Tabitha received her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law, magna cum laude with Order of the Coif honors. She is also a summa cum laude graduate of Elmira College. Tabitha was selected to the list of 2009 Up & Coming Businesswomen by the Rochester Women's Network and as a 2006 Up & Coming Attorney by the Daily Record of Rochester. She is admitted to practice in Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania.
Featured Speaking Engagements:
March 2012: Presented "Finding the ESOP Fountain" at The New England Chapter of The ESOP Association's Spring Human Resources Conference in Westborough, MA
October 2011: Presented “ESOP Terminology Jeopardy” at The New England Chapter of The ESOP Association's Annual Fall Conference in Portland, ME
September 2011: Presented a “Legal Primer” at The New England Chapter of The ESOP Association Board of Directors Conference in Cromwell, CT
May 2011: Presentation on “Employee Stock Ownership Plans” at Pinnacle's Miami Exit Planning Chapter Meeting in Coral Gables, FL
April 2011: Presentation on “Legal Pitfalls to Avoid with your ESOP” at the NCEO’s Annual Conference in Denver, CO
September 2010: Presented “ESOP Terminology Unmasked” at The ESOP Association's Annual Multi-State Conference in Scranton, PA
April 2010: Presentation on “ESOP Governance” at the NCEO’s Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN