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Chadron J. Patton

  • T: (913) 327-5137
    F: (913) 345-0736
  • Overland Park

Chadron Patton is a member of Spencer Fane's Employee Benefits Group. His practice spans the entire spectrum of retirement, health and welfare, and deferred compensation matters. He counsels public and privately-held corporations, collectively bargained Taft-Hartley funds, nonprofit employers, and governmental entities. The individuals that he represents include executives, trustees, administrators, compensation committee members, and other plan fiduciaries and professionals. Prior to practicing law, Chadron worked as a financial consultant in the qualified retirement plan market.

Away from the office, Chadron is active in the community. He currently serves on the Boards of the Overland Park Rotary Club and the Overland Park Rotary Club Foundation. He volunteers with the Youth Leadership Institute held at Johnson County Community College and the annual Star Spangled Spectacular held at Corporate Woods. Chadron has also volunteered in local schools through YouthFriends and Junior Achievement.



  • In November 2014 Chadron gave a presentation titled “Health and Welfare Plan Update for Employers” at the Financial Executives International Fall Feast.
  • In October 2014 Chadron delivered presentations to different groups of financial professionals regarding lifetime income options in qualified retirement plans.
  • In May 2014 Chadron presented to the 2014 Class of Leadership Missouri regarding current health care reform topics.
  • During 2013 Chadron gave presentations to several community groups discussing the effect of the Affordable Care Act on businesses and individuals.

Chadron’s other recent presentation topics include the effect of the Supreme Court’s Windsor decision on qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans, the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule, retirement plan fee disclosure rules, health FSAs overview, Summary of Benefits and Coverage disclosure rules, the interaction between Medicare and employer health plans, HIPAA and HITECH, taxation of dependent coverage after health care reform, grandfathered health plans under the Affordable Care Act, and employer rights and responsibilities for HSAs.