Louis H. Diamond Esq.

Louis H. Diamond, Esq.; LL.M. in Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center; J.D., Cum Laude, George Washington University National Law Center; B.A., George Washington University; Managing Member of Diamond ESOP Advisors PLLC, is one of the leading ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) attorneys in the country. Mr. Diamond is a past chairman of the ESOP Association's Legislative and Regulatory Advisory Committee. He previously served as attorney advisor at the United States Tax Court, is a Charter Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. His work with ESOPs is all encompassing, ranging from representing owners selling stock to an ESOP, employees pooling ESOP funds to purchase their division/subsidiary from corporations large and small, banks and others making ESOP loans and ESOPs themselves and their trustees. Representing the employees of the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute (now Alion Science and Technology) in a $130 million employee buyout of its operating assets is among Mr. Diamond's most notable ESOP achievements.