Attorney at Law
Delaware Place Advisory Services LLC
Jared Kaplan is the founder and CEO of Delaware Place Advisory Services LLC. He provides consulting and expert witness services, with a focus on ESOPs and family-owned businesses. Jared is a graduate of UCLA and the Harvard Law School. He retired in 2017 from the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery after 23 years with the firm. He is the co-author of the Bloomberg/BNA Tax Management portfolio on ESOPs, published in 2016, and its Corporate Series portfolio on ESOPs in Corporate Transactions, published in 2017. He is a past chairman of the ESOP Association's Legislative and Regulatory Advisory Committee and currently serves on its Valuation Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of Employee Owned S Corporations of America (ESCA). Jared is the former chairman of the State of Illinois Advisory Task Force on Ownership Succession and has served on the state's Employee-Owned Enterprise Advisory Council. In 2017, he completed a 10-year term as general counsel and member of the board of directors of The Family Firm Institute and holds that organization's Certificate in Advanced Family Business Advising, with Fellow Status. He is also a past chairman of the Administrative Practice Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.