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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
Direct: (913) 335-4280
Fax: (913) 928-6739
Email: Jkotlyarov@rousepc.com
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Bar & Court Admissions

Missouri, 2013
Iowa State Bar, 2021
Kansas, 2023
United States Tax Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska


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


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 and HIPAA.


  • ERISA & Employee Benefits
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Administrative Law & Regulatory Proceedings
  • Business Law


  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Employment and Labor Law Committee Co-Chair: 2023 – Present; Vice Chair: 2018 – 2022.
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy graduate, 2018
  • Earl O’Connor Inn of Court
  • The Missouri Bar
  • UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management Alumni Board, Board Member/Treasurer: 2023 – Present.

HONORS And Recognition

  • Selected to Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Stars; Employee Benefits, 2018-2022
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School Council Leader of the Year, 2009


  • Presenter: Intro to ERSIA Law, KCMBA CLE by the Hour, via Zoom – 2022
  • 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
  • Moderator: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA): Special Financial Assistance for Multiemployer Plans – International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans 68th Annual Employee Benefits Conference, Las Vegas, NV – 2022
  • Moderator: Employment Law Case Update – KCMBA Employment Law Seminar, via Zoom – 2022