Brian Sweeney is a partner, the employee ownership (ESOP) team leader, and also a client manager specializing in financial statement audits, business and systems consulting, management and advisory services, and mergers and acquisitions. He works with closely-held businesses in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and wholesale distribution, with a specialty focus on employee-owned companies. As Redpath’s ESOP team leader, Brian focuses on client services, financial health, and cultural consulting to employee-owned companies. He works to protect S Corp ESOPs and stays up-to-date and knowledgeable on issues, changes, and legislation through involvement and committee leadership roles in the ESOP community. Brian was elected to and serves on the board of Directors for the National Center of Employee Ownership. He is an active member of the Finance Committee for the ESOP Association, the Government Relations Committee of the ESOP Association Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter, and Employee-Owned S Corporations of America. Brian is a regular presenter on employee ownership topics at local, regional, and national events. He has provided public accounting services at Redpath and Company since 1998.
Brian Sweeney, CPA
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
National Center for Employee Ownership
The ESOP Association, finance committee member
The ESOP Association Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter, government relations committee member
Employee S-Corporations of America, leadership council member
University of Wisconsin – Superior, B.S., Accounting
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The SECURE Act (Setting Each Community Up for Retirement) recently passed, and the effects on employer-sponsored retirement plans as well as individual tax situations are the most significant since the Pension Protection Act of 2006. The following are some important takeaways that take effect in 2020 unless otherwise noted.