Stephen R. Eide

Stephen R. Eide

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (612) 225-2955
Fax: (612) 677-3844

Primary Office

Minneapolis
33 South Sixth Street
Suite 4750
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Stephen R. Eide

Partner

Steve Eide counsels businesses on the legal issues they face as sponsors and fiduciaries of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). His experience includes helping business owners implement ESOPs as a succession strategy and as a tool for making corporate acquisitions. Clients rely on his advice to evaluate the feasibility and advantages of these plans, as well as design and administer them in compliance with federal and state laws. His understanding of the broader issues facing employee-owned businesses is also informed by his prior experience as vice president of the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the ESOP Association.

Steve's experience with employee benefits also encompasses designing and implementing many other types of retirement programs. In addition, he defends employers in regulatory disputes with the IRS and Department of Labor and represents plan trustees and other ERISA fiduciaries in corporate and ESOP transactions.

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Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named to The Best Lawyers in America© list for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2003 to present

Memberships and Affiliations

National Center for Employee Ownership

The ESOP Association, MN/Dakotas Chapter

  • Chair, Subcommittee on State Legislative Initiatives
  • Member, Government Relations Committee 

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Education

J.D., Yale Law School, 1981

B.A., summa cum laude, Washington University in St. Louis, 1978

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Clerkships

Judge C. Donald Peterson, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1981-1982

Steve Eide counsels businesses on the legal issues they face as sponsors and fiduciaries of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). His experience includes helping business owners implement ESOPs as a succession strategy and as a tool for making corporate acquisitions. Clients rely on his advice to evaluate the feasibility and advantages of these plans, as well as design and administer them in compliance with federal and state laws. His understanding of the broader issues facing employee-owned businesses is also informed by his prior experience as vice president of the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the ESOP Association.

Steve's experience with employee benefits also encompasses designing and implementing many other types of retirement programs. In addition, he defends employers in regulatory disputes with the IRS and Department of Labor and represents plan trustees and other ERISA fiduciaries in corporate and ESOP transactions.