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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
Phone: (913) 387-1600
Fax: (913) 928-6739
Email: Jkotlyarov@rousepc.com
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Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • United States Tax Court

Education

  • University of Missouri – Kansas City, L.L.M. in Taxation, 2013
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City, J.D., 2012
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City, B.S. in Accounting, 2010

Experience

Jason focuses his practice on providing full-service representation to employee benefit plans, including multiemployer retirement plans, health and welfare plans and apprenticeship plans. Jason assists plans with subrogation matters, service provider requests for proposals (“RFPs”) and transitions, prohibited transaction evaluation and exemptions, compliance with applicable laws and regulations (including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act [“ERISA”] Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [“HIPAA”], the Families First Coronavirus Response Act [“FFCRA”] , the Affordable Care Act [“ACA”], etc.), cybersecurity related matters, amendment drafting and implementation, regulatory compliance, delinquent contribution collection, qualified domestic relations order (“QDRO”) evaluation and processing, litigation and more. Additionally, Jason performs policy and plan audits for multiemployer plans to ensure that policies, procedures, standards and plan documents are compliant with applicable regulations and are both practical and reflective of the respective plans’ operations and needs. Jason has experience working with single employer benefit plans, public plans, and others. In addition, Jason advises other attorneys and investment advisers on ERISA and employee benefits-related matters. He also regularly trains Trustees and others on issues involving ERISA, HIPAA.

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Employment and Labor Law Committee Vice Chair, 2018 Present
  • Earl O’Connor Inn of Court
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy graduate, 2018

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Presenter: Introduction to Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law- KCMBA Employment Law Seminar, via Zoom, 2021
  • Panel Co-Presenter: The Future of Apprenticeship Programs, Made in America Conference, Las Vegas, NV- 2021
  • Author, Cybersecurity Issues for JATCs in the Digital Age. Benefits Magazine, Vol. 58, No. 4, April 2021
  • Co-Presenter: Supreme Court Update; Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association- Earl O’Connor Inn of Court, via Zoom – 2020
  • Presenter: Introduction to Labor Law – KCMBA CLE By The Hour, Independence, MO – 2019
  • Presenter: Tax for Attorneys – Missouri Bar Association, MoBarCLE Webinar – 2018

HONORS

  • Selected to Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Stars for the practice area of Employee Benefits, 2018-2021

NOTABLE CASES

  • Ethan Cupit, et al. v. Dry Basement, Inc., 592 S.W.3d 417 (Mo. App. W.D. 2020)