Menke & Associates, Inc. was founded in 1974 by John Menke who co-authored the landmark ESOP legislation which subsequently spawned the industry. Today, we are the leading firm in the United States in structuring Employee Stock Ownership Plan transactions.

Design & Installation

Menke, in connection with corporate management, will design a plan for the acquisition of stock by the ESOP. Such plan will include advice and assistance in structuring the transaction so as to comply with all applicable IRS contribution and allocation limits. Such financial plan will include a free preliminary financial analysis regarding the feasibility of the plan. At your request, we will also prepare a detailed study regarding the feasibility of the plan.

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ESOP Administration

The Menke Group is a full-service third party administrator that administers more ESOPs than any other firm in the country. The goal of our highly experienced administrators is to provide all of the services needed to administer your ESOP so that your Human Resources staff does not need to spend needless time on this matter.

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ESOP Appraisals

Sansome Street Appraisers, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Menke Group, Inc., is an appraisal register which contracts with independent appraisal firms to provide business valuation appraisals and opinions for privately-held companies.

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President John D. Menke

John D. Menke, President and CEO of The Menke Group

“The Menke Group is committed to providing our clients with the highest level of expertise and service as it relates to the structuring and implementation of employee and management-led buyout transactions. We believe that by maintaining our position as recognized leaders in employee and management related transactions, we will continue to be able to bring unparalleled guidance, support and results to our clients nationwide and around the world.”

John D. Menke