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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
5250 W. 116th Place, Suite 400
Leawood, Kansas 66211
Phone: (913) 387-1600
Fax: (913) 928-6739
Email: mwoodward@rousepc.com
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Bar & Court Admissions

Missouri, 2000
Kansas, 2001
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D. 2000
  • University of Missouri Kansas City, B.A. 1997


With more than 20 years of practice in ERISA/Employee Benefits and business law, Marsha has solid practical experience consulting with clients about the design, drafting, implementation and operation of a variety of qualified and non-qualified retirement and deferred compensation plans, bonus, stock option, and equity arrangements, welfare plans, cafeteria plans, and other benefit plans. Her experience significantly benefits private, public, single employer, multiple employer, and multiemployer/union-related plans, their participants, and their employer sponsors. She assists in all aspects of business mergers and acquisitions that affect employee benefits and compensation, including merging or terminating existing plans and creating executive compensation structures, as well as day-to-day upkeep of company plans. Marsha’s experience also focuses on the fiduciary responsibilities associated with sponsoring and administering employee benefits for all types of plans.

Marsha advises plan sponsors and participants on compliance with a variety of statutes and regulations concerning plans subject to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and ERISA, as well as compliance with HIPAA, COBRA, USERRA and the regulations relating to those laws. Marsha advises on many regulations promulgated by the IRS, DOL, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), such as those governing claims and appeals procedures, qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs), qualified medical child support orders (QMCSOs) and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements that fall under IRC ยง409A, contract negotiation and interpretation, and other transactional business and personal needs.

Areas of Practice

  • ERISA & Employee Benefits
  • Employment & Workplace

Activities and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association