Patricia L. Martin: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Patricia L. Martin

Senior Counsel
Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Contact InfoTelephone: 816.983.8206
Fax: 816.983.8080
University University of Virginia, B.A., 1980; Order of the Coif
Law SchoolNorthwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1983; Northwestern University Law Review, Executive Editor, 1982-1983
Admitted1983, Illinois; 1987, Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships
•The Missouri Bar


Pat is a member of Husch Blackwell's Energy & Natural Resources team and concentrates her practice in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation. She assists industry clients with benefits issues arising during bankruptcy or mergers and acquisitions and drafts retirement and welfare plans.

Pat's work on behalf of industry clients has included:
•Assisting Toronto-based Algonquin Power & Utilities in the closing of three separate transactions totaling $470 million in 2012.
•Representing a Canadian company in expansion of U.S. cell phone holdings.

In addition, Pat assists as clients make loans to employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and advises clients with respect to operational and compliance issues in retirement and welfare plans. Pat's experience includes drafting executive compensation plans and equity incentive plans.

Awards and Recognitions
The Best Lawyers In America, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2008-2015; Kansas City Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year, 2015

Civic Involvement
•Heart of America Tax Institute, Program Chair
•Operation Breakthrough, Grapevine Group

• The Hon. Joel M. Flaum, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1983-1984

•Represented Toronto-based Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. in the closing of three separate transactions totaling $470 million in 2012.
•Assisted a publicly traded Canadian company in the expansion of its U.S. cell phone holdings, an $83.3 million transaction.
•Advised a regional manufacturing company on benefits issues during the sale of its five operating subsidiaries in simultaneous mergers with a London-based investment management company. The businesses had combined annual sales of $90 million and employ 450 people.

Business Insights

Business Insights
7.09.12 What's Next? How the Supreme Court's Decision Impacts Employers and Employer-Sponsored Health Plans
9.17.10 IRS Guidance on Reimbursement of Over-The-Counter Drugs from Employer Plans
8.26.10 IRS Guidance on Correction of Failure to Restate Pre-Approved Plans
7.21.10 Health Reform Seminar
Seminar Kansas City, MO
7.15.10 COBRA Subsidy Sunset and Model COBRA Notices Posted by DOL
6.28.10 Healthcare Reform Regulations Issued Addressing Grandfathered Plans
4.07.10 Impact of Health Care Reform on Employers and Employer-Sponsored Health Plans
3.04.10 Eligibility Period for COBRA Subsidy Extended through March 31, 2010
1.15.10 COBRA Subsidy Extension

In The News
8.19.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts 106 Best Lawyers on 2015 List, Seven “Lawyers of the Year”
Energy & Natural Resources Financial Services Food & Agribusiness Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation News Release
8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 “Lawyers of the Year”
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Financial Services Energy & Natural Resources News Release
8.23.12 2013 Best Lawyers Includes 106 Husch Blackwell Attorneys in 56 Practice Areas and 7 States
News Release
9.06.11 More Than 100 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2012
News Release


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Office Information

Patricia L. Martin

4801 Main Street, Suite 1000
Kansas CityMO 64112


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