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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
4510 Belleview Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64111
Direct: (816) 502-4727
Email: mbryant@rousepc.com
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Bar Admissions:

Missouri, 1974


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D.
  • Central Missouri University, B.S. Political Science and B.S. Sociology


Mark is recognized as one of the best land use and public law attorneys in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Mark is frequently engaged by large retailers, public utility companies and real estate developers to obtain the land use approvals and entitlements they need to conduct business. Mark has represented high-profile, controversial clients seeking variances, special use permits, zoning changes, annexation, eminent domain, and redevelopment incentives in Missouri and Kansas. He has organized numerous community development corporations in connection with retail shopping centers and multi-family housing projects financed with low income housing tax credits.

As a former member of the City Council in Kansas City, Missouri, Mark’s experience working within the codes that affect real estate development give him an edge to help developers and public agencies.

Honors and Achievements

  • Super Lawyer, Missouri
  • Recipient, Thomas Deacy Trial Award
  • Recipient of 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Missouri at Kansas City

Areas of Practice

  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Economic Development Incentives
  • Real Estate Tax Incentives
  • Redevelopment

Activities and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar
  • The National Bar Association
  • Jackson County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Highest attorney rating from Martindale-Hubbell (AV)

Former Member

  • City Council in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Tax Increment Financing Commission-Kansas City
  • Land Clearance for Redevelopment Corporation-Kansas City
  • Economic Development Corporation-Kansas City
  • Executive Director, Onyx Development Corporation-Kansas City

Civic Involvement

  • Friends of the Kansas City Zoo, Former Secretary and member of the Executive Committee
  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Former President, Board of Directors