Kristy N. Britsch
Kristy Britsch serves as senior counsel to the Corporate and Securities Practice Group. She has more than a decade of experience advising closely held businesses on incorporating employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) into their business succession planning. Kristy represents businesses of all sizes, as well as selling shareholders and ESOP fiduciaries, in transactions involving employer securities.
Her transaction experience includes representing companies, selling shareholders and ESOP fiduciaries in the sale of employer securities to the ESOP, representing existing ESOP companies and ESOP fiduciaries in sales of ESOP companies to third-party buyers and representing existing ESOP companies and ESOP fiduciaries in the acquisition of other companies. Kristy enjoys helping her clients navigate the complex legal aspects of an ESOP stock purchase transaction and the issues that arise during the life cycle of the ESOP post-transaction, which includes counsel on ERISA fiduciary matters, ESOP plan compliance matters, and ESOP sustainability considerations.
In addition to working on ESOP transactions, Kristy’s practice focuses on general employee benefit and executive compensation matters, including plan design, implementation, and compliance for various types of qualified and non-qualified plans (this includes advising businesses on Code Section 409A matters). In addition, Kristy supports LP’s corporate attorneys by using her expertise with employee benefit plan and executive compensation issues related to merger and acquisition transactions. Kristy also represents plan sponsors and fiduciaries with respect to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) examinations and audits and with the resolution of plan defects by utilizing the IRS and DOL correction programs.
+1 312 448 1724
Education & Admissions
- Capital University Law School, J.D.
- The Ohio State University, B.A., History
- ESOP Association
- Ohio/Kentucky Chapter of the ESOP Association
- Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter of the ESOP Association
- National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)
- Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC)
- The Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership (PaCEO)
- Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Pittsburgh Chapter
- Board Member of Performance Validation, Inc.
- Ohio "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine
What’s the biggest mistake attorneys can make?
Not listening – listen and you may learn something!
What do you like to do to blow off steam?
Hit the yoga mat. I am a dedicated yogi – it helps to keep my life in balance, particularly in stressful times.
How do you spend your free time?
Attending a yoga class; going to a ballet, play, opera or any performing arts performance; spending time with friends and family and traveling to see those who live in other cities. If there is a beach around, you can find me there in my free time.
October 18, 2023
How the Secure Act 2.0 Affects ESOPs, 401(k)s, and Other Retirement PlansRead More
March 15, 2022
Kristy Britsch to Present on Expert ESOP Panel at the ESOP Association’s 2022 OH/KY Chapter Spring ConferenceRead More
June 02, 2021
IRS Issues Additional Guidance on Partial Plan Terminations Related to COVID-19Read More
April 23, 2020