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Need help with creative ESOP or Similar

Looking for the best way to give my employees 50% of a business (Sub S) valued at $3 million. I'm a semi absentee owner and would like to pass the business on to the people who helped me build it. I would like around $1 to $1.5 million in cash (which is equal to my retained earnings or my receivables). I'm not looking to be on the hook for the business after I cash out, I'd like to travel and spend time out of country. If I go with a bank financed ESOP, then I'm the one actually signing for the loan and don't really want to do that. Business is running well and has no debt.
People will say you must be nuts to get rid of a business that nets $500k to a mil a year, but I've never seen a hearse pulling a U-Haul, so evidently you can't take it with you.
Is there a good Tax Attorney out there?

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