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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
1100 Walnut Street, Suite 2900
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Phone: (913) 292-7600
Fax: (913) 928-6739
Email: mwoodward@rousepc.com
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Bar Admissions:

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

Education:

  • University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 2000, Early Entry
  • University of Missouri Kansas City, B.A., General, 1997, Top 10%

Experience

With more than 15 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.