Tag: Employees

Exploring Equity Grants and Their Taxation with Alejandro Azuaje

Exploring Equity Grants and Their Taxation with Alejandro Azuaje

Company equity grants are a tried and true way for businesses to provide investment opportunities to their employees, and as a way to incentivize and reward their loyalty. Plus, equity grants can be a cost-effective way for companies to compensate employees, and provide a sense of ownership by giving them a stake in the company’s success. 

In this episode of WealthStyle, Iván Watanabe and Evan Wohl talk with Alejandro Azuaje, an investment specialist with OPUS Private Client, LLC about three main types of equity grants and how they are taxed from an employee perspective.

Listen in and learn as Alex discusses:

  • Why equity grants are used as employee benefits
  • The main types of equity grants
  • Examples of how employees can benefit from each type of equity
  • How taxes impact the income received from equity grants
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

Alejandro Azuaje is an associate and investment specialist at Opus Private Client, LLC. After graduating from college, Alejandro entered the financial planning industry. He joined Opus in 2017 and is elated to be working for a team that believes in holistic planning and executes its recommendations with efficiency and ease. Alejandro’s specialties are in financial planning analysis, financial modeling, and equity investments. He is a Westchester native from Purchase, NY, and an Alumnus of New York University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Must-Know Business Exit Planning Considerations With Jeremy Suarez

Must-Know Business Exit Planning Considerations With Jeremy Suarez

New Jersey financial consulting firm Tomoro LLC possesses a distinct ability to manage business owners’ financial choices in a way that will help them reach their desired long-term wealth goals.

How do they do it?

Find out in this episode, as the firm’s managing partner and director of financial planning, Jeremy Suarez, introduces Tomoro’s role in helping small, privately-owned businesses successfully plan their business exit. Plus, he shares must-know considerations every business owner should know for a smooth business takeover. 

Jeremy discusses:

  • Tomoro’s approach to helping individuals and their businesses with transition and exit planning 
  • When the right time is to start planning for your business exit
  • Easing the business takeover process with employee retention
  • Common exit planning mistakes 
  • Consequences of not planning your business exit or transition 
  • And more

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About Jeremy Suarez:

Jeremy joined Tomoro as a managing partner in 2014. When working with individual households on their wealth creation strategies; the focus is on all areas of wealth accumulation, protection, and distribution.  As a certified exit planning professional, Jeremy supports business owners with a full range of business continuity, succession, and exit planning recommendations; with a core focus of optimizing value.