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Kenneth A. (Ken) Mason


Spencer Fane attorney Kenneth A. (Ken) Mason square

T 913.327.5138
F 913.345.0736

As a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits Group, Ken Mason dedicates his practice to helping employers and other benefit plan sponsors comply with a broad range of legal requirements.

By focusing on the areas of employer retirement plans, health care reform and executive compensation, Ken advises clients on how to offer tax-favored benefits to employees while shielding directors and officers from personal liability under ERISA.

Highlights of Ken Mason’s experience include:

  • Converted many traditional defined benefit pension plans into cash-balance arrangements, thereby increasing employee satisfaction with their pension benefits.
  • Advised 401(k) plan sponsors on the proper implementation of ERISA spending accounts.
  • Assisted a 31-store fast food franchise analyze its options under the ACA’s “play-or-pay” rules, pointing to ways in which it could avoid having to offer expensive health coverage to additional employees or pay onerous penalties.

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  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2001-2020
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers®, 2005-2009, 2013
  • Past Chair, Employee Benefits Institute of Kansas City
  • Past Chair, Employee Benefits Committee, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Faculty Member, American Bankers Association National Retirement Trust School
  • Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge Earl E. O’Connor

Contact Ken Mason at 913.327.5138 or kmason@spencerfane.com.